|Subject:||Re: Help with upgrade please|
|From:||"Nick Le Lievre"|
|Date:||Wed, 20 Jun 2007 15:27:32 +0100|
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ASRock CoreDual VSTA ATX http://tinyurl.com/2omusw £ 38.26 inc VAT then you can re-use the AGP card but not mATX Core 2 Duo e2160 1.8ghz http://tinyurl.com/2vwlkw £ 58.13 inc VAT 2x 1GB Crucial PC5300 kit http://tinyurl.com/2pffd4 £ 41.46 inc VAT dabsvalue Midi Tower ATX case with no PSU http://tinyurl.com/2wzqhb £ 21.94 inc VAT
Thanks Nick - that's very helpful... and tempting. However i'll be going over my budget without giving the graphics any attention.Would i not be better off spending a little less on a mATX motherboard & processor and getting a PCI-E card?Is there anything "new" i should look out for with these boards? Will i need an ATX power adaptor, or is that supplied with the motherboard?Thanks again for your help.
The original mATX board you specified used DDR ram which is currently more expensive then the faster DDR2 RAM I specified above so you would pay more for 2GB of RAM for that system using the cheaper board and CPUs. With the system I specced you could even overclock the CPU to at least 2.4ghz > 2.7ghz... its just a better way to go. You don't necessarily need a faster graphics for world of warcraft if its mainly CPU based... besides the 7300 you were looking at for £ 40 ain't much better then a 6200 IMO.... buy the system I specced its only £ 10 over budget on a free delivery weekend and it sets you up for a better system then with anything for equivalent price Intel wise... you did want 2GB of RAM and thats included don't forget. An AMD system isn't likely to be as fast once you factor in the overclock potential. If your going to get another graphics card look at something like 6600GT or 6800 Non Ultra I think the PCI-E version is slightly cheaper but the AGP version can be had for around £ 50... maybe you can even get a 7600GT PCI-E for £ 50 on eBay you'll have to take a look just don't get a 7300 if upgrading graphics.
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