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    Alright, so I've been out of the loop when it comes to hardware, for around 2 years now, and haven't kept up-to-date, so I don't really know what's out there.

    I'm looking at upgrading my computer on a budget (around £300, +/- a bit). Currently on an AMD chip but wanting to move to Intel, and having 1GB of 333MHz DDR RAM, looking at some new memory.

    I only do a little gaming, so I'll stick with my old 7800GTX video card. Primarily for general day-to-day use, and a lot of multi-tasking.

    So I was wondering if anybody could help me pick out a mobo, CPU and some memory for this for some +rep?

    Cheers!
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    Not gonna get much with that budget. You're still looking at AMD. I'd look to saving up for another month and then check again. Intel are due to release a new line up in Jan I think, so the market may fare you better.
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    (Original post by Zorg)
    Not gonna get much with that budget. You're still looking at AMD. I'd look to saving up for another month and then check again. Intel are due to release a new line up in Jan I think, so the market may fare you better.
    Well, I did think this, but then I'm currently on an AMD Athlon XP 2400+, 1GB 333MHz DDR RAM, and a low-end mobo. I've run tests on some off-the-shelf builds for £400 which showed much improved performance at simple tasks compared to my current desktop e.g. media encoding, program compilation etc.

    Would you still say I'd be better off waiting? Money-wise, I don't plan on increasing the budget much, but it will stretch a bit, but more than happy to wait a couple of months if some new hardware within the price range is likely to be released..
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    Intel are going to release a new socket in January. If you buy components now, they'll all be EOL if you need to replace them in a few months.

    However, if you want to build a "budget" machine now, I'd suggest sticking with AMD. Athlon X3 445 an 880G motherboard and 4GB of DDR3 1333/1600 should suffice.
 
 
 
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