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03-12-2012, 04:26 PM #1
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- Jun 2011
OK - it's 'recommend me a mobo/CPU for less than £125" time...
Following on from my SSD/HDD woes thread(s) - the owner of that PC was going to upgrade from his AMD250 to a 965 Black Series - but as we've deduced his (nForce based) motherboard will cripple his SSD performance (or stutter like a mofo) the idea of getting a whole new CPU/Mobo is on the table.
The upgrade cost on the 965 was low - £75ish all done - but it would be like putting a 420ci into a Punto (with a broken exhaust) :)
A mobo upgrade will mean new memory (8Gb of DDR2 in this board) and we only have £150 max - so taking off £30 for the memory leave £120 for a cpu and mobo - just about doable??
I could certainly get an AM3 board for the 965 but there may be better options?
The alternatives is he's just going to live with his PC as-is - no point spending £75 on a CPU for a board which cripples everything else...