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What is a good CPU/Mobo combo (inexpensive)?

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March 1, 2007 6:47:39 PM

Well it turns out either my motherboard or CPU died, so I will be upgrading those 2 components.

Right now I have:

AMD 64 3000+ S939
nForce 4 Ultra mobo
6600GT PCI-E
Corsair XMS with the lights, so cool. PC3200 I think?
450W PSU

My question is what is the best CPU/Mobo combo?

I play counter-strike 1.6 which doesn't need hardly anything, and other than that I use firefox, so this doesn't have to be amazing.

I don't want to drop too much on the system so I was looking at newegg for these combo's:

http://promotions.newegg.com/AMD/021407/index.html

I'd get the $149.99 bundle since I need at least 3 PCI slots and PCI-E.

Also, for the memory will the motherboard be able to run the regular DDR type?

Thanks for all the help/recomendation!

I really haven't looked at any intel core 2 duo chips, but if there are any in the same pricerange / are better please let me know!
March 1, 2007 7:31:07 PM

Make sure you get a dual core!~

Fry's gives away mobo/chip combos so you buy the ther over priced stuff --4200+ or 4600+ with ecs mobo for $180

now they have a 805 with a agp mobo - yuk for $80

get a e4300 C2D and p5n for slight over $200 - that combo will get you 2.8ghz of good dual core power!
March 1, 2007 7:45:02 PM

Quote:
Make sure you get a dual core!~

Fry's gives away mobo/chip combos so you buy the ther over priced stuff --4200+ or 4600+ with ecs mobo for $180

now they have a 805 with a agp mobo - yuk for $80

get a e4300 C2D and p5n for slight over $200 - that combo will get you 2.8ghz of good dual core power!


http://www.netaffilia.com/ad/electronics/frys/i/2007/02...

Build a real system.
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March 1, 2007 9:05:04 PM

Quote:
Make sure you get a dual core!~

Fry's gives away mobo/chip combos so you buy the ther over priced stuff --4200+ or 4600+ with ecs mobo for $180

now they have a 805 with a agp mobo - yuk for $80

get a e4300 C2D and p5n for slight over $200 - that combo will get you 2.8ghz of good dual core power!


http://www.netaffilia.com/ad/electronics/frys/i/2007/02...

Build a real system.Sale's over.
March 1, 2007 9:28:39 PM

I think I'm going to stick with an AM2 chip since they are cheaper, and I don't really need to upgrade too much, its just that my comp broke, so I have to buy something, lol.

I'm searching motherboards right now but if anyone has a suggestion for a AM2 mobo with at least 3 PCI slots <$85 let me know

Thanks guys
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