250 bucks and this setup what would you do?

By Bossman
Nov 23, 2009
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  1. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Posts: 275

    Boss, just get the Comp with the Dual-Core P4 and get a new Processor, Blind should know a bit more about a Core 2 Duo.Core 2 Quad Processors than I do.
  2. BlindObject

    BlindObject Newcomer, in training Posts: 446

    Yep, if it's socket 775, then get that "dual core" P4 machine and for cheap you can get a respectable e8400 in the future. Even a q6600 or something.
  3. Bossman

    Bossman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Ok i purchased the P4 machine and know i want to upgrade the CPU what do u think about this chip and is that a good price

    intel Q9550= Core2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz Socket 775 Quad-Core 45nm Processor = 169.99

    or can i do better
  4. Bossman

    Bossman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    ya I know i started out with a 250 dollar buget
    but I have this spending cash problem I am working on
  5. Bossman

    Bossman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    The new CPU Specs





    · CPU Speed: 2.83 GHz.

    · PCG: 05A.

    · Bus Speed: 1333 MHz.

    · Bus/Core Ratio: 8.5.

    · L2 Cache Size: 12 MB.

    · L2 Cache Speed: 2.83 GHz.

    · Package Type: LGA775.

    · Manufacturing Technology: 45 nm.

    · Core Stepping: C1.

    · CPUID String: 10677h.

    · Thermal Design Power: 95W.

    · Thermal Specification: 71.4oC.

    · VID Voltage Range: 0.85V - 1.3625V.
  6. BlindObject

    BlindObject Newcomer, in training Posts: 446

    UH...so how about some real specifications? Like what kind of processor exactly, what kind of RAM, how much RAM, video card, etc.
  7. Bossman

    Bossman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Intel Pentum processor Q9550= Core2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz Socket 775 Quad-Core 45nm Processor

    Graphics/Video Card- EVGA Nvidia GTX 260 OVERCLOCKED 896MB of onboard memory

    RAM/Memory- 4 Gigabytes PC-2 6400

    Motherboard- Gigabyte EP43-UD3L
    Heat Sink- Coolermaster GEMENII with 5 copper heat pipes

    Power Supply- Antec ATX 650 watts :( :("""""IS THIS ENOUGH POWER""""":(:(

    Hard Drive- 640 Gigabytes SATA with a hard drive cooling fan


    is that what you looking for Blind.

    And where I got the Processor from??

    The guy I purchased the PC from gave me the Number of his freind that helped him build the system and that guy is a hole seller and gave it to me at cost and said he would install it for free


    And they say chivalry is dead...

    He offered this before I invited them to my 800 acer hunting land next weekend all payed for by me .I feel its the least I can do
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