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July 1, 2013 4:43:41 PM

I'm on a very strict budget for a new computer build... my budget is $600 or lower.
I'm looking for a new motherboard that is compatible with AMD Phenom II x4 965 and my Sapphire Radeon HD 7770. I need the motherboard to fit my budget, $600 or under.
My current build on newegg is...

Asus DVD ROM- $19.99
Sentey Cobra Plus Extreme Division Tower Case- $39.99
MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard- $49.99 <- Need to change this... bad reviews.
Diablotek PHD Series PHD450 450W Power Supply- $29.99
Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $59.99
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz $95.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium $99.99
SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition $109.99
Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $69.99

Total- $586
July 1, 2013 4:51:05 PM

The M5A99X Evo 2.0 is a great, inexpensive board that I used for a while when I had my 965. I would recommend that board in a heartbeat, didn't have a single problem.

I was able to Overclock my 965 to 4.4ghz at 1.45V with a CM Hyper 212+.

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My recommendation doesn't quite fit your price requirements, but I promise you that you won't regret getting that board. It's a Full Atx board. Do you mind if I suggest a build for you with PC part picker? I'll keep it at about 650
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July 1, 2013 4:52:46 PM

Try to get hold of an ASUS M5A97 - they were some of the best AM3 boards around on a budget and were extremely reliable.
IIRC - they retail for around $70-100
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July 1, 2013 4:52:50 PM

beastlyryan said:
I'm on a very strict budget for a new computer build... my budget is $600 or lower.
I'm looking for a new motherboard that is compatible with AMD Phenom II x4 965 and my Sapphire Radeon HD 7770. I need the motherboard to fit my budget, $600 or under.
My current build on newegg is...

Asus DVD ROM- $19.99
Sentey Cobra Plus Extreme Division Tower Case- $39.99
MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard- $49.99 <- Need to change this... bad reviews.
Diablotek PHD Series PHD450 450W Power Supply- $29.99
Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $59.99
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz $95.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium $99.99
SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition $109.99
Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $69.99

Total- $586


This one is good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I recommend getting a higher quality power supply, like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 1, 2013 4:55:29 PM

aredflyingbird said:
beastlyryan said:
I'm on a very strict budget for a new computer build... my budget is $600 or lower.
I'm looking for a new motherboard that is compatible with AMD Phenom II x4 965 and my Sapphire Radeon HD 7770. I need the motherboard to fit my budget, $600 or under.
My current build on newegg is...

Asus DVD ROM- $19.99
Sentey Cobra Plus Extreme Division Tower Case- $39.99
MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard- $49.99 <- Need to change this... bad reviews.
Diablotek PHD Series PHD450 450W Power Supply- $29.99
Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $59.99
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz $95.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium $99.99
SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition $109.99
Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $69.99

Total- $586


This one is good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I recommend getting a higher quality power supply, like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The power supply makes the price exceed my budget
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July 1, 2013 4:55:55 PM

professorturtle said:
Try to get hold of an ASUS M5A97 - they were some of the best AM3 boards around on a budget and were extremely reliable.
IIRC - they retail for around $70-100


It exceeds my budget :( 
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July 1, 2013 4:57:18 PM

Mat Rodriguez said:
The M5A99X Evo 2.0 is a great, inexpensive board that I used for a while when I had my 965. I would recommend that board in a heartbeat, didn't have a single problem.

I was able to Overclock my 965 to 4.4ghz at 1.45V with a CM Hyper 212+.

Edit:

My recommendation doesn't quite fit your price requirements, but I promise you that you won't regret getting that board. It's a Full Atx board. Do you mind if I suggest a build for you with PC part picker? I'll keep it at about 650


Yeah, but I worked my way up to 600 from 500 so I don't think my father will allow any higher :|
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July 1, 2013 6:31:55 PM

I think I can piece something together for you that is under 600 with some solid parts. Some of the parts you've listed are a little meh imo.

Don't skimp out on your PSU. That's the most important part of the rig. Also, MSI makes great micro ATX boards if you are under budget. Entertain the idea of a MSI micro ATX as well!
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July 1, 2013 9:16:46 PM

Mat Rodriguez said:
I think I can piece something together for you that is under 600 with some solid parts. Some of the parts you've listed are a little meh imo.

Don't skimp out on your PSU. That's the most important part of the rig. Also, MSI makes great micro ATX boards if you are under budget. Entertain the idea of a MSI micro ATX as well!


Please it would help A LOT if you would help me piece together a gaming rig under $600! Thanks
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July 1, 2013 9:41:19 PM

beastlyryan said:
Mat Rodriguez said:
I think I can piece something together for you that is under 600 with some solid parts. Some of the parts you've listed are a little meh imo.

Don't skimp out on your PSU. That's the most important part of the rig. Also, MSI makes great micro ATX boards if you are under budget. Entertain the idea of a MSI micro ATX as well!


Please it would help A LOT if you would help me piece together a gaming rig under $600! Thanks




This is what I've come up with. Let me know what you think okay

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1coQX

If you can find a way to get the operating system from somewhere else, that would save you a large chunk of change. ;) 
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July 2, 2013 8:35:25 AM

Mat Rodriguez said:
beastlyryan said:
Mat Rodriguez said:
I think I can piece something together for you that is under 600 with some solid parts. Some of the parts you've listed are a little meh imo.

Don't skimp out on your PSU. That's the most important part of the rig. Also, MSI makes great micro ATX boards if you are under budget. Entertain the idea of a MSI micro ATX as well!


Please it would help A LOT if you would help me piece together a gaming rig under $600! Thanks




This is what I've come up with. Let me know what you think okay

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1coQX

If you can find a way to get the operating system from somewhere else, that would save you a large chunk of change. ;) 


Sorry if I wasted your time but I would like all these parts from newegg because I don't want them shipped at different times and different boxes... Honestly that build is GREAT but I hate to bother with the mail-in rebates because they can take up to THREE months to get your money back.
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July 2, 2013 9:03:23 AM

beastlyryan said:
Mat Rodriguez said:
beastlyryan said:
Mat Rodriguez said:
I think I can piece something together for you that is under 600 with some solid parts. Some of the parts you've listed are a little meh imo.

Don't skimp out on your PSU. That's the most important part of the rig. Also, MSI makes great micro ATX boards if you are under budget. Entertain the idea of a MSI micro ATX as well!


Please it would help A LOT if you would help me piece together a gaming rig under $600! Thanks




This is what I've come up with. Let me know what you think okay

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1coQX

If you can find a way to get the operating system from somewhere else, that would save you a large chunk of change. ;) 


Sorry if I wasted your time but I would like all these parts from newegg because I don't want them shipped at different times and different boxes... Honestly that build is GREAT but I hate to bother with the mail-in rebates because they can take up to THREE months to get your money back.


You can get them all from newegg. PC partpicker just shows you the lowest price. Look them all up on newegg.
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