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February 22, 2010 6:02:37 PM

I want to build a pc and I want to go with a
Athlon II X4 630 -CPU (socket am3)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon HD 4770 512 mb –videocard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I need to know what motherboard would be good for this setup for around $100. I want to use a mobo with an Am2+ socket so that I can buy DDR2 Ram since I believe that would be cheaper. I also what a mobo that is crossfire ready.

My planned budget is
Case $50 (hope to get a generic case with a 450w power supply… think that will be enough Watts?)

Motherboard- $100

CPU- $100

Video card -$100

RAM- $50

Hard Drive- $75

Cd/DVD drive $25

Power supply- $50 (If needed) maybe 550 W

Thermal paste.

I will be purchasing Windows 7 home edition (so the mobo will need to be compatible with windows 7). I understand that the Windows 7 professional has a Windows xp mode which I would like to have because I fear that my current games will not run on windows 7 is that a legitimate concern?

Can I use a Nvidia graphics card with a AMD processor in case I want to go with a Geforce Gt220 videocard

My plan is to be able to upgrade components (i.e. another crossfire video card in the future)



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February 23, 2010 3:25:52 PM

Some hint here:

AM3 Motherboards lists:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...



http://cgi.ebay.com/New-AMD-Athlon-II-X4-630-Quad-Core+...


New AMD Athlon II X4 630 Quad Core+ ASUS M4A785T MB Comb



BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
140W TDP, AM3, CrossFire X ready, HDMI w/ Radeon VGA

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



ASUS M4A785T-M/CSM AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Sl...


Or:

AMD Athlon II x4 630 cpu work in the MSI K9N2 SLi mobo

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topi...

You need a bios update

bios update




MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
DDR3, 2Way & Hybrid SLI rdy w/ dual PCIE 2.0x 16

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





Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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




COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

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


Good luck:
February 25, 2010 3:21:06 PM

greenfield said:
Some hint here:

AM3 Motherboards lists:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...



http://cgi.ebay.com/New-AMD-Athlon-II-X4-630-Quad-Core+...


New AMD Athlon II X4 630 Quad Core+ ASUS M4A785T MB Comb



BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
140W TDP, AM3, CrossFire X ready, HDMI w/ Radeon VGA

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



ASUS M4A785T-M/CSM AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Sl...


Or:

AMD Athlon II x4 630 cpu work in the MSI K9N2 SLi mobo

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topi...

You need a bios update

bios update




MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
DDR3, 2Way & Hybrid SLI rdy w/ dual PCIE 2.0x 16

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





Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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




COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

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


Good luck:


Thank you so much for all the info. I am totally new to all this stuff. I recently got married so I am working on a very tight budget. Hope to have this thing built by the end of the year.