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Windows 7: Want a new Mobo and CPU


26 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Want a new Mobo and CPU

Hi guys a bit of advice needed if possible.

As you can see from my system specs my computer is not great.

I fancy upgrading my Mobo and CPU. I do not have mega money so i will not be able to afford the i7 and Mobo to go with it (for example).

I know it is small but my budget is a petty 200. (roughly)

Any help would be much appreciated as i am thrown by the amount of choices out there.

Cheers in advance guys.

Rossy87

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26 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi Rossy,


You won't go far wrong with these 2 as long as your not going to go crazy overclocking.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz Socket 775 1333FSB 4MB.. | Ebuyer.com

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/174244



Total cost around 192 delivered.

I have a gigabyte motherboard and am pretty happy with it.

I also have the Q8300 and have done a little overclocking , its gone from 2.5 per core to 3.1ghz and is running just great.

Cheers

Paul.
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26 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can get a AMD Athlon II x4 620/630/635 with a 785g motherboard for under $200
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26 Jun 2010   #4

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Well the mobo you currently have is a Micro ATX form factor so it may be your case may only accept the same thing, this board is available at Newegg Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard It's not pricey and only accepts the following CPU's Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo the socket is an LGA 775 so you might be able to bundle the board with this CPU Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80580Q8300 at Newegg for around $220 USD
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26 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I checked his case and it will accept ATX or MATX

Cheers

Paul.

Edit , funny you mention that motherboard fishnbanjo , thats the exact one I installed in my pc yesterday lol
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26 Jun 2010   #6

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
I checked his case and it will accept ATX or MATX

Cheers

Paul.

Edit , funny you mention that motherboard fishnbanjo , thats the exact one I installed in my pc yesterday lol
I missed that his case model was listed and went with the logical of his current mobo and when seeing what 90% of the owners of his current mobo upgraded to, and their satisfaction with the choice, is how I got to that mobo, the cpu was chosen based on his price constraints. Cheers.............
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26 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I like the two options paulpicks21 suggested.

They are within my price range which is good.

My only question would be is the CPU you put the link to says it is 2.5ghz. Mine is 2.8ghz. Wouldnt that be a downgrade to what i have already.

Oh and by the way i forgot to say i will probably not be overclocking it.

Rossy87
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26 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

The CPU is a Quad core mate so essentially it would be 10ghz
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26 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Oh ok my bad.

You can tell i am a noob at this.

Any more ideas/combinations would be greatly appreciated.

Rossy87
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26 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

For the money , I recon thats pretty much the best combo you could get.

The cpu will be absolutely miles faster than what you have now and I am sure you will be happy.

Plus with the motherboard I suggested you have the option of adding plenty of extra memory in the future.

The main thing is getting a motherboard and cpu that are compatible with each other.

Hope all goes well with whatever you decide to get.

Keeps us posted on how it all goes.

Cheers

Paul.

Edited to add - I fitted a new motherboard to my pc last night , after installing it my copy of windows 7 needed validating again. This time I had to call a toll free number , and enter a few numbers then type in some numbers on my pc. After that it was all sorted.
Just so you know.
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