Overclocking Modding my comp

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tecguy

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Hi i want to upgrade my computer and just wanted to no if these are good chocies for my cpu a Intel Pentium® 4 630 3.0GHz 800FSB LGA 775 CPU EM64T +2MB Cache Retail inc.Fan (3 year warranty) Needs Intel 915 chipset or newer. for my mother board a Gigabyte GA-8I915G-MF i915G 800FSB s775, PCI-E, On Board VGA, SATA, Gbit LAN, 8ch.audio, mATX for my psu a
Amacrox Warrior 450W Retail PSU and for my hard drive a 120 GB Western Digital Caviar 8MB Cache 7200rpm ATA100 Fluid Bearings (JB) oem and all comes to 304 pound but thats including a case is this worth the money??

and mayb as my ram Geil® 256MB Ultra Platinum PC3500 433MHz DDR but thats not included in the 304
 

danswebs

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Seems like a good deal to me, see my specs in my sig, that cost me just a little under 500 GBP, so that looks like a good deal to me
 

Coolmatt

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Nice but some things to start thinking about...

1. Mobo has a PCI-e slot but I suggest getting a video card with that slot because an Integrated Video Chip is pretty much outdated. A GeForce 7800 springs to mind but its $300. I'd go with a GeForce 6600 OC for ~$150 if you're on a budget.

2. For the harddrive get SATA instead of ATA100.

3. Go with a 64-bit processor instead of a Pentium 4. AMD Athlon 64 and Pentium D are both good 64-bit processors.

4. Get a new cpu fan. The ones bundled with processors tend to...suck. I'd go with one with a large fan out it like either a 92 MM (Zalman Copper Cooling Fan) or a 120 MM (Tuniq 120). Either are as good.


Other than that a pretty okay deal. I don't know the conversion rate from Pounds to USA Dollars so...yeah.
 

vnf4ultra

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Go with a 64-bit processor instead of a Pentium 4. AMD Athlon 64 and Pentium D are both good 64-bit processors.
The cpu he chose, the 630, is 64bit. It says in the specs "EMT64", which means it's a 64bit cpu. Even some of the 5xx series and 3xx(celeron d) series are 64bit capable now.
 
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