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Need A Basic Build Motherboard Suggestion!


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#1 rockhead21784

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:14 AM

My old NF-7 V2 fried the other week. I decided to start from scratch with a very limited budget set by my wife, since we already have a laptop. I had just bought a:

WD1600AAJB 160GB from Newegg and hadn't installed it yet.
I also some usable parts I suppose from the old system:
GIGABYTE GV-R92128DH Radeon 9200 128MB
Antec Solution SLK3700AMB ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350Watt (SL350) Supports motherboards up to a standard ATX http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=93700

I need a basic motherboard. No gaming other than my daughters Disney games. I might in the future decide to use the computer to put my old VHS tapes onto DVDs. Not sure if this makes a difference. But I suppose it will. Other than that I just use it for bills and Internet browsing. Any recommendations? It can even have a built in video card. Remember....my wife is a penny pincher so nothing extravagant. Thanks

Also how about a good DVD drive that I can use to watch and burn DVDs?

I was very good a few years ago with keeping up with technology, but recently I have been out of the loop.

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#2 Wildabeast

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:34 AM

For just a mobo and processor, HERE is something that does not cost a lot of money. You might need to look at some memory and maybe a video card (since I neglected to check that out) sorry..... :huh:

For a DVD burner, I like Lite-on brand. They've never given me any problems, newegg.comhas a couple you can check out that don't cost much...

edit.. for link not working, sorry... :thumbsup:

Edited by Wildabeast, 08 February 2008 - 02:53 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 11:36 AM

Try to get a good name-brand motherboard. Gigabyte, Asus, Tyan to name 3.

Here is a nice DVD burner:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16827136117

good luck.

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#4 rockhead21784

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:06 PM

Thanks for your help...

Anyone else have any recommendations? Anymore specific motherboards or processors? I need all the help I can get.

I am looking to not spend moch more than $400.00.

How about my power supply. I suppose I should upgrade that as well?

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:38 PM

With the budget you have, you might try one of the Barebones or Motherboard/CPU Combo deals that New Egg offers. They are reasonable and helpful for the first-time builder.

Good luck.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:57 PM

Its very possible to get something quite decent for your needs within your budget. thanks to my game being down i pieced together a computer with duo core, minus the HDD, with a good video card for about 450, sub out those 2 pieces and you're well within range. Kinda basic but just make sure you match the motherboard cpu socket with the cpu you choose. only say that cuz the first time i built one i didn't lol. that was before the days of the easy RMA newegg

If it were me. I'd probably go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813130141 for the MOBO 125 after rebates. and it accepts quad-core CPUs and DDR3 RAM, be good to go for a while

then throw in a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819116063 for 93 bucks

not sure if your video card is PCIe or not but if its not http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130062 65 after rebate, good solid card, plus the company accepts trade ins when and if you decide you need to upgrade. not top of the line but will definitely handle what you want it to.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817153052 if you want to get a power supply, mine is on its way from jersey right now but thermaltake is a good company so i expect good things 40 after rebate. This could be overlooked, if you're sure it wasn't the PSU that fried your old board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145175 2G of DDR2 800Mhz Corsair memory for 40 bucks, can't really go wrong there

oh, can't forget the CPU heatsink lol http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835106085 looks kind of odd but should work okay, the ones that looked better they didnt have in stock 27 dollars

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA stolen from the above post because i don't know jack about DVD burners 25 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835129244 case fan. may or may not work in your case depends on how big your case is 16 bucks

125 mobo
93 cpu
65 gpu
40 psu
40 ram
27 heatsink
25 DVD
16 fan

431 dollars :huh: i was so close :thumbsup: pull a couple hours of OT and don't tell her about it lol

Edited by smurfgod, 13 February 2008 - 05:51 PM.


#7 rockhead21784

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:41 PM

I decided to go with the GA-MA69GM-S2H AM2 board. About $75.00. Use the onboard video for awhile and then do a nice AMD processor(4000). Had crucial ballistix 2x1GB on sale at newegg, so i went with that. I am going to get the Antec Earthwatts EA430 as well. Still deciding on the DVD drive. Got a WD 160 GB HD.

How about transferring my videos to DVD's. Anyone have any ideas what equipment I would need or where to look?

Thanks




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