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Hardware upgrade (processor, motherboard, ram) Justified?


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#1 fnglazz

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 15:24

Hi all

A few weeks ago I brought an 8800 GTS, but my Athlon 64 4000+ seems to be a big bottleneck. I was going to upgrade to a dual core 3800+, but then wondered if it was worth doing that with my motherboard being kinda old, and that maybe I should get a new motherboard and processor (Intel Core 2 Duo).

So....is the Asus P5N-E a good motherboard? (Im looking for a mobo within the £70 - 100 price range)
And would the E6750 or E6600 be a good justified upgrade over the Athlon 64 4000+? (Baring in mind I use my PC mainly for gaming)


#2 +PeterUK

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 15:47

Asus P5K-E is under £100 and don't get the E6600 its old the E6750 will do circles round your Athlon 64 4000+.

#3 OP fnglazz

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 16:02

Ok thanks for the advice. Im wondering if I should stick with ATi and get the Athlon X2 6000 (or something similar) or go down the Intel route

#4 Mindovermaster

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 16:12

the e6750 will murder a x2 6000

#5 +PeterUK

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 16:19

From tomshardware.co.uk
64 X2 6400 on average -5.7% slower then E6750.
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#6 +chconline

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:48

Don't get the P5N-E SLI, I used to own one. Used it for 2 days, and back to the closet :p

#7 Rogue`

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:31

I can whole heartedly recommend the MSI P35 FR motherboard, and its only £71 from scan.co.uk

#8 +chconline

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 13:56

For that price range I would recommend an Asus P5K, or P5K-E if within budget. I can't recommend MSI myself, their quality and service has been a disappointment for years :(