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Upgrading PC After 3 year hiatus

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Oct 6, 2005
Hello fellow pc builders,

It has been 3 years that this old sempron 64, 1gb ATI HD4670 has been ticking. It's gotten to the point where a short is causing osme wierd bugs (i touch the pc & it boots) lol

Anywyas, I did some research before typing this thing up. So here is what i came to (so far)

Intel Pentium e5200 Dual core LGA775 2.5ghz 800fsb 2MB $68.00
Gigabyte GA-G31M-Es2l mATX LGA 775 G31 DDR2 1 PCI-E16 SATA2 58.06
G.SKILL F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory $109.00

TOtal: $250 (budget of 300) CANADIAN!

I buy from ncix.com

Is this a good upgrade? Or am i going about this wrong?



Sep 26, 2001
Raleigh, NC
I was going to recommend building an AMD rig instead, but after checking out the prices myself, it's going to be difficult to match the price you managed to arrive at. It should serve you well but keep in mind that it's a dead platform (no new processors planned for the socket) so it won't leave you an easy upgrade path in the future. But, if you managed to keep the sempron for 3 years then it shouldn't be a problem anyway.


Apr 23, 2009