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Old 05-06-08, 09:00 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Processor upgrade suggestiongs

I built my computer a few years back now and havent kept up on all the computer technology since, so im looking for suggestions from anyne that can help.

Im interested in upgrading my processor for $150 or less. I dont plan on overclocking this computer much, if any at all. I play world of warcraft a lot and have recently noticed some cpu lag with the use of more and more addons in the game. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and explinations on why you like particular products over others, so i can learn a bit more

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If he's only doing the cpu he'll have a fun time trying to jam an AM2 chip into a 939 pin socket.

I would try ebay or the like for a used X2

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i would hunt down a 2x 3800+/opteron 170 and over clock it a little to lets say 2.5ghz
ebay or the for sale forums here would be a good place to start.

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my thought would be to sell the motherboard,cpu,ram... then get a new AM2+ board/setup, if you cant find a faster 939 cpu on the bay...


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I've just priced up a Phenom X3 system for around £401

AMD X3 8650 £103
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Gigabyte GA-MA78GM £55
OcUK 8800 GTS 320MB GDDR3 £96
SeaGate Barracuda 250GB SATA-II HDD £36

Just need a case and decent PSU which I've seen for £28 and 2 optical drives thats £30 it would be about about £305 but I couldnt resist the price of that 8800GT. I've got a buyer for my 939 rig below sold it for £300.

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