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Help with choosing a MB/CPU combination.

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June 29, 2009 4:15:38 AM

I'm building a budget sytem using an Nvidia GTS 250 that will be used for Folding@home and some gaming.

I'm currently looking at an ASRock G41M-LE, Intel Pentium E6300 Wolfdale 2.8GHz with 2GB DDR2 1066 ram.

I need to keep the MB/CPU/Ram combination around $180 from newegg.com Is this probably the best combination or is there a better one that I'm overlooking. Also I don't intend on overclocking this build.

Thanks,
Jason
June 29, 2009 4:31:29 AM

I would have to save you have the best combination for that budget.
June 29, 2009 6:24:34 AM

agreed. the amd720 with an asus board, no ram, is selling for a little under $200 on newegg, and that's a great price. So you prolly won't find anything better than a mid level dual core at that price range.
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June 29, 2009 10:54:35 AM

you dont need 1066 MHz ram with an C2D chip .

Save yourself some money and buy 800 MHz RAM with lower timings .
June 29, 2009 5:55:31 PM

ASUS P5KPL-CM LGA 775 Intel G31

Cheaper and can OC to 1600 FSB.
June 30, 2009 1:56:20 PM

Thanks for all the input.
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