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Help Me Choose A Motherboard/cpu


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#1 LAVDANDVS EST

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 03:59 PM

I'm building a computer at the moment, for a mix of Windows gaming and Linux everything else. Right now I'm considering this graphics card. Most of the other parts are going to be cannibalized from my current computer.

What I'm asking about now is motherboard/CPU. I have absolutely no idea what to look for in those things. I want a mobo/processor that's adequate for gaming (I don't play the newest, extremely high end games, so it doesn't need to be incredibly good), and more importantly inexpensive. I'd also like one that has both a PCI-E and AGP slot, if that's possible. What other things should I be looking for in a motherboard/CPU?

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 04:43 PM

Unfortunately, inexpensive means low end boards. You buy something like PCChips to save $20 and you'll be sorry down the road Same goes for memory and power supplies. Give us an idea of what you want to spend
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#3 LAVDANDVS EST

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 01:21 PM

Well, I want to spend as little as I can get away with. :thumbsup: Hopefully not over $150 - $200 for both. What I'm wondering about, though, is what exactly makes a motherboard low end? What exactly is going to happen if I skimp out and buy a cheap one?

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 01:37 PM

Hopefully not over $150 - $200 for both.


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