Solved $230 for MB, CPU, RAM, HD Tags: New Build RAM CPUs Systems Last response: July 26, 2009 4:56 PM in Systems Share gt1209 July 25, 2009 11:02:10 PM I'm trying to build a new computer with $300 in mind. I have a budget of around $230 for MB, CPU, RAM, and HD ($70 for a decent PS that I haven't start search for yet): Configuration #1: AMD athlon II X2 245 2.9 GHz ZOTAC GF8200-D-E WD 500 GB HD OCZ Reaper HPC 2 X 2GB DDR2 1066 RAM Configuration #2: AMD Phenom 9150E 1.8 GHz Quad ECS A790GXM-A WD 500 GB HD Corsair XMS2 2 x 2GB DDR2 1066 RAM Each of above setup is around $230 at newegg after shipping/rebate. Any suggestions? This computer will be used for watching movies, surfing the net, and maybe Matlab. Thanks. More about : 230 cpu ram | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution Proximon CPUs Authority July 25, 2009 11:34:17 PM Neither board brand is great. Sometimes you can do better with Intel An overclocked E5200 will get you better performance and you can do it with a decent MB. E5200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G31 Foxconn board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 800Mhz RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Inexpensive CPU cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I would have liked to get better, but it put you over budget. HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Total before shipping is $228 | Report abuse gt1209 July 26, 2009 4:56:40 PM Thanks Proximon! I'll add those items to my wish list and buy them when the time comes! | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>$230 for MB, CPU, RAM, HD> Related ressources: ForumCan i run decent games with Intel HD 4000 2.30 ghz and 4gb ram ? ForumI7-720QM + 230 M v P7550 + 4650 - HP ForumCeleron(willametter 128) or atom 230 ? Forum£ 230 Upgrade to old System Forum2550k for $150 or 3570k for $ 230 ? ForumFS: NEW i5 2500K + 8GB (4x2GB) Kingston HyperX CL7 RAM $ 230 Ship w/Ins ForumGraphic card ~ 230 $ budget top ForumBudget Video Card ~ $ 230 ForumV2's WTS/WTB HD's,GPU,CPU.MOBO,LAPTOPS,RAM ,6800,7800,A64,775 ForumWhat speed RAM for this i5-760 build, please? And which Gigabyte MB ? ForumUpgrade to gaming system with $ 230 ForumGTX460 DirectCu (1GB/768 MB ) or HD 6850 DirectCu ForumBest Gaming Card ($ 230 -$375) ForumUpgrading from a possibly broken GTA 230 ForumNew Sub $700 build ForumNew CPU, I Think? ForumNew Gaming Build - CPU/PSU/Cooling Advice? ForumHelp - Where's my problem: PSU, CPU, Mobo? ForumBudget Build: How much CPU do I need? ForumI want to be smart.... and I just need CPU, Motherboard, and Ram More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !