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#1 zone22

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 02:20 PM

$600 comp project

need a AMD motherboard

no more then 110$

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:06 PM

What will this computer be used for? Do you also need, mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, etc. included into the price?
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 09:00 PM

There are a lot of things to take into consideration, before recommending a motherboard.
As Sterling14 asked, what's the computer to be used for?
Gaming, image editing, video editing, .........?
What processor?
SLI/Crossfire compatible, or not?
What video card?
What components do you already have?
ATX form factor, or Micro-ATX?
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 10:34 PM

for 600$ I would forget any serious gaming and definitely pass on sli or crossfire

the Asus mid level am2 motherboards seem like the best investment

when you buy a 200-250$ video card then you need to spend an extra 50$ just on a better power supply and then you want to max out the ram etc etc etc

Edited by DaChew, 06 December 2007 - 10:42 PM.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:45 AM

I apologize for being little vague. I'm building this for a friend. It's going to be used for gaming and generally use. $600 is only for the tower. No speaker's keyboard and mouse operating system eccentric. He said he got those. I know what brands to trust but I'm not sure what specific motherboard to choose. He needs a decent motherboard to where he can upgrade parts when he has proper finances.

I haven't actually bought anything yet. What I'm looking at is.....

am2 4400 processor 2.2 ghz 90$
I'm expecting to pay around 80 dollars for a Western Digital 320GB drive.
the rest is waiting on what motherboard I choose.


If you know of any better deals with these words don't hesitate to post. Researching parts on a 26K connection is painstakingly slow.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:48 AM

I'm hoping to have at least a gig of low latency RAM, but we'll see how the budget allows
I'm planning to spend a 100-110on the graphics card. Any suggestions are welcome.


Mb: didn't see the edit button

Edited by zone22, 07 December 2007 - 10:49 AM.


#7 zone22

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 09:47 PM

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:24 PM

AM2 motherboard . I just looked one up, and that seems good for the price. Asus is probably the best brand for motherboards too. The case needs to be able to fit ATX motherboards, not just micro-ATX.

ATI X1950GT Probably the best card for the price range.

Apevia 500Watt power supply . A very nice power supply. I got one for me and my friend and neither one has had a problem.
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:07 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820146565

with ram so cheap and that vid card Sterling linked to, you might make it for 600$ and have a decent gaming computer
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:15 AM

ASUS M2N AM2 NVIDIA nForce 430 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

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PEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 ATX 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CSA, TUV, CE
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COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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Final Price :493.63 with 2 year Extended warranty on parts with *

Edited by zone22, 08 December 2007 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:54 AM

The case really can just be a personal preference. There are some that are better then others with cooling, and might have different features like, tool less, gauges (for temperature, fan speed, etc.), front usb and audio ports, and things like that. You just need to make sure the case fits an ATX board (which most do).

If your not overclocking though, it's probably not necessary to get a separate cooler. Definitely get some arctic silver though. They usually give you a little bit of cheap crud on the heatink already. Just wipe it off and put arctic silver on.
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:49 PM

There we go a $493.63 comp^^

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:58 PM

dvd burner

my computer have 2 each, same for hard drives, but I do a lot of video work and burning
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 03:07 PM

Personally I've got the DVD/CD burner and a cd\dvd drive.
That way I wear out the cheap cd\dvd drive and only use the CD\DVD burner "burner" stuff.

Unfortunately, their budget can't go beyond $500 so I'll be transferring their DVD\CD drive over to the new setup.

Edited by zone22, 08 December 2007 - 03:09 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2007 - 04:24 PM

I haven't bought a combo drive in almost 2 years, since dvd burners got so cheap, I try to pair complimentary dvd burners that excell at different things. Several of my video reauthoring operations are basically rips from one hard drive to another so
I can do a 4.4gig one in 2 minutes.
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