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ok I have a strict budget of $200~ 230 I have to spend on an upgrade. I will be updating the rig in my sig. I am only getting a new Mobo, Proc, and Ram, no need for a new vid card, just got the X1900GT in Oct. for $90 off the egg, everything else will be used. Must haves for mobo: 4 slots for ram, decent northbridge, must have 2GB's of ram, want a proc 4800+ or later. wish list I threw together: https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wishli...ListTitle=parts

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Intel E2140 - 74$

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L - 97$

A-Data Value DDR2-800 CL5 2x1GB - 37$

 

= 208$

 

Much better than the AMD system you have priced out, as this will allow for much more performance when you overclock. As for the A-Data Value Memory, I have that exact set, and they're great for overclocking! 450MHz @ CL4 easily!

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ok I have a strict budget of $200~ 230 I have to spend on an upgrade. I will be updating the rig in my sig. I am only getting a new Mobo, Proc, and Ram, no need for a new vid card, just got the X1900GT in Oct. for $90 off the egg, everything else will be used. Must haves for mobo: 4 slots for ram, decent northbridge, must have 2GB's of ram, want a proc 4800+ or later. wish list I threw together: https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wishli...ListTitle=parts

Frankly, $200 isn't enough to make "upgrading" those three things worthwhile. Save more for a real upgrade.

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Not going to explain my financial situation, but the only time I'd get more cash would be next christmas, so I am getting this now. Don't like the way the 2140 stacks up against the 4800 in this benchmark http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2007.htm...4&chart=422

You do realize that's stock v stock, right? Once you start overclocking the e2140 the x2 4800 can't compete. You're also looking at 3GHz easy with the DS3L that King linked. Heck, you don't even have to go that far for it to exceed the x2 4800+.

 

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My folks decided to surprise me for christmas by ordering me an e2140 as well! :) Only thing I'm complaining about is that they decided to skimp out on the mobo. Big time. They ordered a Foxconn 945G7MC-KS2HV for it and that makes me want to barf.gif

 

Oh well, I'll most likely have the mobo swapped out with a DS3L that King linked come january! :D

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