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Emachine T5026 upgrade or replace

By zach203
Jan 12, 2008
  1. zach203

    zach203 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yeah that case would work with your previous motherboard choice, which is pretty good for the price. I'd also recommend getting this PSU. It's of good quality and is ridiculously cheap after the rebate.
     
  3. zach203

    zach203 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. zach203

    zach203 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what kind of cpu should i get. single or dual core? if possible have you seen any inexspensive dual core cpus
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yes that memory will be fine. For a cheap CPU, get this CPU. It's dual-core and delivers good performance. It can also be OC'd a lot to match the performance of a more expensive Core 2 Duo chip.
     
  6. zach203

    zach203 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i wasn't able to get the motherboard because the rebate ended, but i am definitely getting the case an psu if nothing else.
     
  7. zach203

    zach203 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    do you think that i should get the other $100 motherboard. is it worth it? the only thing is what is with the wifi card? is it like a laptop card?
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Well, it has a lot of DOA reports so I'd advise steering clear of it. The GA-P35-DS3L is an excellent alternative. It's also about $100 with shipping, if you're willing to spend that much.
     
  9. zach203

    zach203 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    that's what i'm not sure about. spending half my budget on the motherboard. i've figured i have some old computers along with the emachine that i can grab a 160 gb harddrive, cd drives, dvd drive, fans, maybe an old cpu, and some old video cards. all i will have to buy is the psu, motherboard, case, and ram to have a working computer. then i can save up for the processor, cpu, fans, and maybe a harddrive. the motherboard you mentioned is $40 cheaper because it is an open box. would you reccomend getting that? i'll try waiting a while for there maybe to be a rebate, i was hoping though to put it together soon, but with a little patience, i could probably save a lot of money.
     
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    IMO, get this CPU in a bundle with the Gigabyte G31M-S2L. It'll cost you lesser than if you were to buy them separately and leave you with enough for a RAM kit like this one.
     
  11. zach203

    zach203 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    are there any that have the wifi and digital audio and maybe multiple ram slots and pci slots? or will this cost a lot more? i would definitely like to get a motherboard with the digital optical input w/hd audio and output and wi-fi.
     
  12. zach203

    zach203 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what kind of processor would you go with amd or intel?
     
  13. zach203

    zach203 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i got the case, but that was it. money is tight so everything else is going to have to wait. the next thing though that i would like to get is a nice motherboard.
     
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    zach203 TS Rookie Topic Starter

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