BMAPC help with mobo and cpu choices

Ch3tan

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Hi guys,

So no one had any ddr2 ram going free for me. At nearly £120 for 8gb currently (and for fairly shitty latency stuff) I think it's possibly cheaper for me to upgrade.

I've currently got a gigabyte mobo for a socket 775 c2d 2 core.

I want at least an i5 with HT or better, I don't deal with AMD CPU's unless someone can give me a good argument for dithcing intel?

I don't want to spend more than £300.

I want mobo + cpu and 8gb of ram.

Will keep current GPU, case and PSU. Will probably get a SSD as a boot drive as well.

Suggestions?
 

caLLous

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Well. The i5 line only has HT on the dual core models, so they have 4 threads altogether. None of the quad-core i5's have HT, you'll have to step up to the i7 line for 8+ thread chips. It depends what you're going to be doing with it tbh. You'll struggle to get a mobo + ram + i7 for less than 300 notes, though.

In other news I have a mATX mobo (Gigabyte H87M-HD3) + cpu (i3-4340 with retail heatsink attached) going up for sale at some point soon.
 

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I3 will do for sub ultra settings gaming tbh, my old PC was an I3 and was fine for running skyrim on ultra - AMD 6670 (or something like that) GPU.
 
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You could also check out CPU Benchmark and pick out an AMD that gets you more bang for your buck. I still believe AMD offer better value on low budget systems.
 

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The one thing to keep in mind for CPU and gaming is that multiplayer games tend to hit them much harder. If you really only do single-player gaming then the lower spec/cheaper CPUs will be fine, but if you ever end up playing an MMO in busy areas or games like Planetside 2 you'll want as much CPU bang as your bucks can supply.
 

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Hit up the today only stuff on Scan fella. You can get some very decent bundles but you have to wait it out.
 

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Check out today only 7 fella, all you're after plus a drive for £303 then you can sell the drive
 

Ch3tan

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Cheers, think I'll wait a while... @caLLous might be interested in your second hand shizzle...can't justify the 300 right now!
 

caLLous

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Yessir! I haven't actually got around to trying to sell it yet.
 

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