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Have some parts. Just need a CPU and Board suggestions.

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June 27, 2008 1:32:22 PM

I had done months of research and was starting to slowly buy parts, to help wiht the budget. I have bought some parts from Newegg over the past couple of months. I was waiting on the motherboard to lower in price (GIG GA-MA69GM-S2H) (AMD AM2 board) and they deactivated it. Guess you can't wait in this business, things become old fast.

NO GAMING. I might decide to do some video transfering(editing) from my camcorder to my DVD's. Other than that just normal home use.

Anyway what I have so far is:
1. A nice big case for standard ATX or smaller
2. Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
3. SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD Burner
4. Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
5. Antec earthwatts EA430 430W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply 100

Very small budget. My original plan was $200.00 or less for both board and processor combined.

Should I stick with AMD or go with the Intel chips? Its been about 5 months since I have roamed the forums and prices probably have dropped. Anyway thanks for your help.

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June 27, 2008 1:56:49 PM

That's a tough budget. For video work, I think you'll find that Intel will perform better, but would bust that budget. Do you have a video card already, or must that also fit into $200?
One of the new 780G boards may be suitable for you. Even a 4000+ X2 would be sufficient on it to handle HD content.
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June 27, 2008 2:01:05 PM

rockhead21784 said:
I had done months of research and was starting to slowly buy parts, to help wiht the budget. I have bought some parts from Newegg over the past couple of months. I was waiting on the motherboard to lower in price (GIG GA-MA69GM-S2H) (AMD AM2 board) and they deactivated it. Guess you can't wait in this business, things become old fast.

NO GAMING. I might decide to do some video transfering(editing) from my camcorder to my DVD's. Other than that just normal home use.

Anyway what I have so far is:
1. A nice big case for standard ATX or smaller
2. Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
3. SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD Burner
4. Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
5. Antec earthwatts EA430 430W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply 100

Very small budget. My original plan was $200.00 or less for both board and processor combined.

Should I stick with AMD or go with the Intel chips? Its been about 5 months since I have roamed the forums and prices probably have dropped. Anyway thanks for your help.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99
GIGABYTE GA-P31-S3G LGA 775 Intel P31 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Total
$194.98
June 27, 2008 7:26:29 PM

No video card. I guess if i got a board with out one I would need to add that on. Any thoughts on a inexpensive card?

Thanks
June 27, 2008 7:50:58 PM

rockhead21784 said:
No video card. I guess if i got a board with out one I would need to add that on. Any thoughts on a inexpensive card?

Thanks


If you go with AMD, pick up a a MB with 780G chipset, as suggested a few posts ago. Its on board video can handle anything except for serious gaming, and can play x264 780p and has HDMI, etc.
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