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Intel Celeron E3200 2.4GHz - MOBO?

First time getting this - Intel Celeron E3200 Wolfdale 2.4GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - $55

Need some help on MOBO suggestions. budget ($50 - $70)

I am using newegg.com

needs on-board video and 4gb of ram at least (maybe a pci E slot to upgrade to a GPU later)
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  1. ^ Hi...
    Seems you have made up your mind to get a cheaper option for now... Well thats good I would say...as you can later on shift to a whole new platform :)
    And as for mobo, you can get the mobo that I had linked in your other post...
    ASUS P5G41-M LE/CSM LGA 775
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131399

    Or even this cheaper one would also do...This is also a very good board and has onboard video too...
    GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128357
  2. Im using it with GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L stable @ 3.6 stock cooling.
  3. It depends...If you are sure of buying a separate graphics card any time soon, then that cheaper mobo is enough...
    The only difference I can notice in those 2 boards is the onboard graphics...
    That ASUS board has more powerful onboard than that Gigabyte one...

    And that AMD system is good...But maybe anyways you are going with AMD, I would suggest you look into AM3 socket as well because unlike the intel 775 socket, AMD will be releasing newer CPUs...And it might add maybe $20 more...
  4. oh man...u know what this is making me go crazy... i think i will go with the Intel setup and buy a gpu later on....
    $180 is perfect for me, and from what i hear this CPU performs pretty good. should be plenty for what i do.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227269
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116265
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128357
  5. Hey check this combo...
    It has a faster CPU, that mobo with the faster onboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.259517
    With that RAM, it comes to $171 without taxes and shipping...See how much does it come to after Taxes and shipping ? If the difference is ~$10, then get this...
  6. gkay09 said:
    Hey check this combo...
    It has a faster CPU, that mobo with the faster onboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.259517
    With that RAM, it comes to $171 without taxes and shipping...See how much does it come to after Taxes and shipping ? If the difference is ~$10, then get this...


    its comes out to $189 after shipping...
  7. Best answer
    EDIT: That AMD would be faster than the Celeron and the onboard graphics is far more powerful than any of the intel onboard graphics available...Even faster than the costly $125 G45 mobo...

    ^ That's far better...I thought you dint want to go AMD so I dint post any :P
    Some more...
    Just the clock speed difference...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.254103
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.254104
  8. well i just dont know anything about AMD.... so i kinda been blocking it out... but it seems to be cheaper and bettter.... i could try an AMD first build..!!
  9. ^ Yup...anyways you are not going to spend a lot...So its worth a try...But am sure its performance is good enough for your usage...
  10. ok cool... well i still want to spend $170 - $200 max for the CPU, MOBO, and RAM..
    i have everything else...

    this is what u posted... it looks pretty good!!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.254103
  11. ^ Ya...thats pretty good...
  12. hey... do i need different ram for this... or can i use the same

    4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
  13. Yes...For less than $200, all the possible options are listed in this thread...
    On intel side - You can get E5300 or the E6300...
  14. Actually it can support faster DDR2 1066MHz RAM, but it would add ~$10 more...
    You can use the same...No need to change the RAM...
  15. ^ Which mobo are you talking about ? If am not wrong that AMD mobo has only 4 slots...
    And of those RAMs, the GSKillz would be good...
  16. Here is a combo of that RAM with that mobo -
    1. GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G + 2. G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.250722
  17. Final build - costing $350 after shipping and taxes - I will be purchasing this!!!
    WOOT....!!!
    Thanks too everyone who helped me out!!!
    I will be back to let you know how it runs. :D


    Specs.............................................................................................
    NEW SYSTEM- running windows XP pro 32bit
    CPU - AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor
    Memory - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
    MoBo - GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX
    HD - 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA
    PSU - 600watt
    Monitor - 20inch flatscreen

    Specs.............................................................................................
    OLD SYSTEM- running windows XP pro 32bit
    CPU - Intel Pentium 4, 2533 MHz (19 x 133)
    Memory - 1536 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    Video - NVIDIA GeForce 6200 (256 MB)
    Audio - Creative Audigy LS Audio Processor
    MoBo - Intel Blue Mountain D845EBT (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM, Audio, LAN, IEEE-1394)
    HD - 100gb
    PSU - 350watt
    Monitor - 20inch flatscreen
  18. ^ That is a good upgrade from your current PC...
    But you would know that the 32bit OS wont fully recognize the 4GB... you would get ~3.5GB usable RAM...But with 64bit, it would recognize full 4GB...
    Good Luck building :)
  19. oh i know... i might try my 64bit version since this new build will be able to handle it... btw thank you so much.. i mean i feel really good about this new system... :D

    Does this cpu and mobo have any heating issues? That you know of or are they just normal. My room where i keep the computer is always around 73-76 F.
  20. ^ No it would be fine...just make sure the case has a decent air flow...
  21. Is he going to overclock? If not, I suppose the Regor is the better choice...
  22. @PsychosaysDie

    I totally agree with you, but it seems he isn't overclocking. That's too bad...

    I don't encourage nor do I ever recommend overclocking if the person is a novice user. I can only suggest they do a lot of research before doing so. But, at least we know what they are missing out on. Lol.

    @gkay09

    Telling somebody to get good integrated graphics is like recommending a quality 4200 rpm hd. Get real...
  23. kylo said:
    First time getting this - Intel Celeron E3200 Wolfdale 2.4GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - $55

    Need some help on MOBO suggestions. budget ($50 - $70)

    I am using newegg.com

    needs on-board video and 4gb of ram at least (maybe a pci E slot to upgrade to a GPU later)


    According to this link, the e3200 wouldn't have worked out of the box unless you had bios revision F9. The out of the box version was F3. This means that for this motherboard you'd need a different cpu so you could flash the bios with the latest version. Otherwise, it's not supported.

    I have a similar problem, btw. I'm looking for a motherboard that will support the e3200 out of the box that's a micro-atx and < $60. All of hte motherboards I've seen so far don't have it on the support list unless you update the bios. My guess is it has something to do with the cpu multiplier. Newer motherboards won't have the same problem of putting the horse before the carriage.

    Anyone?
  24. What motherboards were you looking at?
  25. I'm really just looking for motherboards that will support the e3200 out of the box without having to update the bios. So far I only know of three: GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L revision 2.0, ASRock G31M-S/G41M-S. I'm currently waiting on an ECS support guy at newegg to see if the motherboards they have will support e3200 out of the box; ex: ECS G41T-M(2.0). It's kind of frustrating. The e3200 is a 45nm processor and you would think that 45nm support means that the M/B will support it out of the box, but this isn't the case somehow.

    I don't have a spare pentium processor that I can use to update the bios, otherwise I'd have a lot of options.
  26. nJohanis said:
    I'm really just looking for motherboards that will support the e3200 out of the box without having to update the bios. So far I only know of three: GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L revision 2.0, ASRock G31M-S/G41M-S. I'm currently waiting on an ECS support guy at newegg to see if the motherboards they have will support e3200 out of the box; ex: ECS G41T-M(2.0). It's kind of frustrating. The e3200 is a 45nm processor and you would think that 45nm support means that the M/B will support it out of the box, but this isn't the case somehow.

    I don't have a spare pentium processor that I can use to update the bios, otherwise I'd have a lot of options.



    Have you tried an M.S.I. board? I have the G31TM-P21 and it took the celeron e3200 no problem. It found it and knew what is was without a bios update...i did update the bois later but it took the CPU without any problems.
  27. How can you argue when the GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L is like 60 dollars with voltage adjustment and great overclocking ability? That's beyond me...
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