I'm upgrading my pc this month and just want to get some advice on what to get. But first off what I've already got:
CPU: AMD Athlon XP2600+
Motherboard: PCchips M848-ALU
Graphics Card: ATi Radeon 9250 (256MB RAM Version)
Memory: 1GB PC3200 DDR400
HDD1: Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM
HDD2: Maxtor 160GB 7200RPM
Optical1: LG DVD Multi Burner
Optical2: LG DVD Multi Burner
Case: Jeantech something
Cooling: ThermalTake Big Water Liquid Cooling kit
Ok so there it is. I'm aiming to replace the CPU, Motherboard, Graphics card and possibly the memory, depending on what the motherboard/CPU needs.
What I'm aiming for is 64bit CPU and PCI-Express graphics.
I'm leaning towards staying with an AMD Processor, because although the Intel Core 2 Duo's are incredible they are way out of my price range, whereas the 64 X2's are a little more affordable.
I'm looking to get as much power as I can for around (hopefully under) £300. I'm quite happy to overclock to get more power as the liquid cooling will keep temperature down.
I need to know some motherboards that are overclocking friendly, I've seen a few that are supposedly good for overclocking but they lacked the vital option to up the CPU voltage to avoid stability issues. So basically I need motherboards that cover all the tweaking options and also a processor to stick in it.
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