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21-10-2012, 05:18 PM
hello i would like to know some information about the best core 2 cpu available for the asus p5gc-mx/1333 motherboard it would be very much appreciated as the system i currently run is a SFF and does not allow me to add extra hdds better gpus than current one and my cpu is holding me back in my games they are just running in some cases all help is appreciated thank you in advance preferably if a online shop please try and make it a nz website here is link to the mobo and what cpus it supports http://www.asus.co.nz/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5GCMX1333/#CPUS:banana

21-10-2012, 05:22 PM
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=264795 is this any good?

21-10-2012, 05:57 PM
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=264795 is this any good?
I'd say no, purely because you can buy a MB/CPU/RAM combo for the same price if you shop around and get a much better machine - except for OS issues of course
http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA38514 for example.

Looking at your signature I wouldn't presonally reccomnend spending any money trying to game on that gear, it's just too old to be worth the investment.
If you are stuck with it just keep an eye on on trademe for a cheap socket 775 core 2 duo and get whatever you can for cheap.

21-10-2012, 06:31 PM
im using a different mobo the hdds are brand new same with gpu thats about 1 month or 2 old in use cpu and mobo i currently have suck so much but getting a core 2 cpu for the asus p5gc-mx/1333 will allow me to get higher watt psu and it is a temporary fix until i get at least $900-$1000 to spend on a new pc i know it is a bit of a waste but i am not putting up with an 3.2GHz P4 hyperthreaded cpu anymore
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.20GHz going
Hewlett-Packard 09F8h Motherboard going
nVidia GT430 1GB keeping
120GB HDD keeping
2000GB HDD keeping
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit keeping
4GB RAM keeping
when i get a core 2 cpu
and i may get a ocz agility 4 ssd

21-10-2012, 06:44 PM
:2cents: I'd still buy the combo deal I linked over any full price core 2 duo you could find, cheaper, faster, and compatible with any current 1155 intel CPU including i7s so it's upgradeable.
If you want a core 2 duo get the highest clock speed one you can find for a good price, but seriously if it even gets close to $200 don't do it.

bk T
21-10-2012, 07:02 PM
jxer4567, you don't know what punctuation marks are, do you?

It's easier for others to read and understand what you've written with appropriate punctuation marks in your sentences. :)

21-10-2012, 07:12 PM
Any current gen $250 cpu, mobo, ram bundle will be better than using an e8400 (with a few exceptions). If you really must go 775 look on trademe, however people seem to think that the e8xxx cpus are worth as much as current i5/i7 cpus (trademe is full of retards like that). Personally I would just save and buy something decent.

You don't need a new motherboard and/or cpu to get a new psu and if you are keeping your 430 GT then there is no point in upgrading your psu.

Also the mobo you linked takes DDR2 RAM, which is probably the most expensive thing in the universe. Anything 4+ gbs is retardedly expensive. I would get away from DDR2 as fast as possible.

I wouldn't buy an SSD, unless boot times are super important to you, an agility 4 is probably worth more than the rest of that system.

21-10-2012, 07:24 PM
Along the lines of icows post --
Personally I would just save and buy something decent.
Why spend all that money on outdated and fast becoming obsolete hardware ?

Better to wait a little bit and save the money for modern Hardware. You could still use your current Drives and just about everything else.