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Looking for cheap PC parts to support some amd cpus Dual and quad core.

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July 31, 2013 3:02:31 AM

I want to make a cheap gaming PC frame with casing, motherboard, power supply and ram. Now with the Frame, i want to buy a cheap AMD dual core at first like amd athlon ii x2 270 which i can later replace with a nice cheap quad core cpu like Athlon X4 750K or Athlon II X4 640. Suggestions for the parts? I don't need SSD and ram can be DDR2, DDR3 i don't care. And motherboard could support PCI e cards. I will think about the grapic cards later. Thanks in advance.
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July 31, 2013 8:58:36 AM

well to start off, the athlon x4 750k is socket fm2, and the athlon 270 and 640 are socket am3. completely different sockets.

anyway, I bought this motherboard a while back, I had some old AMD parts laying around. This board accepts DDR2 and DDR3. and its compatible with old am2 cpu's and the newer fx cpu's. thats why i bought it, i wanted to be able to upgrade to the newest stuff. its a great little board. Its an ASRock N68C-GS FX. the only real drawback to this, is that you will be limited to 4 sata drives and only 8gb of ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

here is this other asrock board. its newer its the ASRock 960GM/u3s3. it has usb3.0, six SATA ports, 2 sata III 6Gbps, it has support for 16GB of ddr3 ram, and it has a dvi port. its am3+ so it supporst am3 and the newer FX cpu's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

inb4 someone says these are complete trash and tells you to get a gigabyte or asus board.

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July 31, 2013 9:06:40 AM

What is your total budget?
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July 31, 2013 9:12:14 AM


Amd 750k is a gud piledriver core and can be o.ced with more stability


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $129.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-31 12:10 EDT-0400)
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August 1, 2013 12:36:18 AM

computer_nugget2 said:
well to start off, the athlon x4 750k is socket fm2, and the athlon 270 and 640 are socket am3. completely different sockets.

anyway, I bought this motherboard a while back, I had some old AMD parts laying around. This board accepts DDR2 and DDR3. and its compatible with old am2 cpu's and the newer fx cpu's. thats why i bought it, i wanted to be able to upgrade to the newest stuff. its a great little board. Its an ASRock N68C-GS FX. the only real drawback to this, is that you will be limited to 4 sata drives and only 8gb of ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

here is this other asrock board. its newer its the ASRock 960GM/u3s3. it has usb3.0, six SATA ports, 2 sata III 6Gbps, it has support for 16GB of ddr3 ram, and it has a dvi port. its am3+ so it supporst am3 and the newer FX cpu's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

inb4 someone says these are complete trash and tells you to get a gigabyte or asus board.



Dude i live in an LEDC where P4s and PATAs still rule so im totally fine with 4 SATAs. You said that the 270 and 640 were am3 but the first motherboard you mentioned supports am2? So will the first one hold the 270 and 640? Anyways i think i'll get the 2nd one supporting the 270 and 640 and the newer fx. Thanks for the advice. Motherboard check!
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August 1, 2013 12:37:51 AM

The best would be 750k and the mobo suggested
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August 1, 2013 12:47:50 AM

logainofhades said:
What is your total budget?


I am a proud miser so casing and power supply... should be something to go with ASRock N68C-GS FX AM3+ NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard. I am not sure about the budget so can i get the cheapest options possible? Thanks!
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August 1, 2013 12:51:51 AM

Sn1992 said:

Amd 750k is a gud piledriver core and can be o.ced with more stability


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $129.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-31 12:10 EDT-0400)


Yeah its a nice combo but im looking for a board that hits the dual amd first, then supports the future too. So hey thanks for the advice but ill just skip on it. People round here sure are helpful!
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August 1, 2013 1:11:19 AM

If you want future proof with AMD you'll want to wait and get a FM2+ motherboard, not FM2. They're starting to come out now and will support Triniy/Richland/Kaveri(2014)/Carrizo(2015) APUs.
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August 1, 2013 7:09:59 AM

You don't want a dual core. Games and apps now are taking advantage of 3 or more cores.
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August 1, 2013 9:43:39 AM

Shoaib Jamal said:
computer_nugget2 said:
well to start off, the athlon x4 750k is socket fm2, and the athlon 270 and 640 are socket am3. completely different sockets.

anyway, I bought this motherboard a while back, I had some old AMD parts laying around. This board accepts DDR2 and DDR3. and its compatible with old am2 cpu's and the newer fx cpu's. thats why i bought it, i wanted to be able to upgrade to the newest stuff. its a great little board. Its an ASRock N68C-GS FX. the only real drawback to this, is that you will be limited to 4 sata drives and only 8gb of ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

here is this other asrock board. its newer its the ASRock 960GM/u3s3. it has usb3.0, six SATA ports, 2 sata III 6Gbps, it has support for 16GB of ddr3 ram, and it has a dvi port. its am3+ so it supporst am3 and the newer FX cpu's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

inb4 someone says these are complete trash and tells you to get a gigabyte or asus board.



Dude i live in an LEDC where P4s and PATAs still rule so im totally fine with 4 SATAs. You said that the 270 and 640 were am3 but the first motherboard you mentioned supports am2? So will the first one hold the 270 and 640? Anyways i think i'll get the 2nd one supporting the 270 and 640 and the newer fx. Thanks for the advice. Motherboard check!


yeah, the first board supports am2, because it has ddr2 support. it also supports the latest FX am3+ cpu's too. it has an IDE port so you can still use IDE drives. it allows you to use any old AMD parts you have and let you upgrade to the latest stuff.
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August 2, 2013 7:36:20 AM

logainofhades said:
You don't want a dual core. Games and apps now are taking advantage of 3 or more cores.


That sir, I realize. It is why i want an upgradable PC.
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August 2, 2013 8:39:20 AM

You do not want less than an Athlon II X4. Do you already have a GPU or are you going to have to use IGP for awhile? An actual $$$ amount for budget would be helpful as well.
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August 6, 2013 2:58:46 AM

logainofhades said:
You do not want less than an Athlon II X4. Do you already have a GPU or are you going to have to use IGP for awhile? An actual $$$ amount for budget would be helpful as well.


Sorry for the late replies but ive been busy. Hope you dont mind me being rude. Yes ill be using integrated graphics for a while and when i collect enough for a graphics card, i'll then start gaming. Lets see, 60 for motherboard, is all i know for now because i dont have any idea about the price of other stuff. So can i get the cheapest options for casing, power, hard drive, ram, etc? also, if i were to buy a quad core with am3 socket or fm2 socket, which supporting motherboard would i buy that would support better cpu's? the am3+ right? because it supports the phenom ii too?
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August 6, 2013 8:15:08 AM

Here is a complete build with windows and GPU included. I really wouldn't go less than this. Getting anything cheaper is just going to make any upgrade cost more in the long run. You could forgo the GPU for now if you have to and get one later. Just don't plan on gaming on the motherboard IGP. Only an A series AMD APU will have decent enough IGP to do any kind of gaming.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1oTjL
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August 12, 2013 4:12:16 AM

logainofhades said:
Here is a complete build with windows and GPU included. I really wouldn't go less than this. Getting anything cheaper is just going to make any upgrade cost more in the long run. You could forgo the GPU for now if you have to and get one later. Just don't plan on gaming on the motherboard IGP. Only an A series AMD APU will have decent enough IGP to do any kind of gaming.

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


HAHA thank you very much! The build is marvelous, stable, looks amazing and plays stuff pretty good! And it didn't cost me more than 100 dollars! Can you believe it? LOL its funny to think why guys in USA or Europe buy parts from original retailers instead of getting them from a 3rd world country. I mean look at my savings! Still no offense or anything... you know? Thanks!!! Thank you very much.! :D 
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