Solved $230 for MB, CPU, RAM, HD Tags: New Build RAM CPUs Systems Product 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 Best solution Proximon a b à CPUs 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 Share 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! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan i run decent games with Intel HD 4000 2.30ghz and 4gb ram? Forum Will these pieces work together (MB, CPU, RAM, HD)? Forum SolvedCan GTA IV be played on my Compaq laptop with: 2 CPUs at 1.80GHz each, 2048MB RAM and an Intel(R) HD graphics card with 743MB? Forum SolvedCan GTA IV be played on my Compaq laptop with: 2 CPUs at 1.80GHz each, 2048MB RAM and an Intel(R) HD graphics card with 743MB? Forum SolvedMB, CPU, Graphics, Ram - Budget around 500 Forum SolvedUpgrading MB/CPU/RAM, any recommendations? Forum SolvedIs now the time to upgrade (CPU/MB/RAM or GPU), or should I wait? Forum SolvedHelp..about 2 months ago it started, I home built a computer using a gigabyte mb, AMD quad core cpu, 8gig ripjaw ram, GeForce Forum SolvedAssassins creed 4 says its only using 6% of CPU and 500mb of ram Forum Solved2400mhz or 1600mhz RAM for this CPU and MB? Forum SolvedAMD Radeon HD 8750M vs ATI JET LE R5 M230?! Forum SolvedNew CPU MB and RAM Forum SolvedI have this seventeam ST-500 BKP-02G power supply. I am planing to upgrade -MB Gigabyte-Z87 series, CPU i7 Haswell, 16 GB RAM, Forum Solvedassasis creed 3 is slow on mypc,my ram=2gb vga=512mb cpu=intel Celerom 400 @ 1.80ghz 32bit Forum SolvedClevo w230st Msata 256 raid O as OS + 1T 7200 HD as data or Msata 256G OS + Msata 256G games 1T 7200 Forum SolvedNew MB\CPU\RAM - re enabling integrated graphics after disabling Forum SolvedCan I run NFS most wanted 2012 on this Pentium Dual core processor 2.30GHZ 1Gb Graphics 2gb ddr2 ram Forum SolvedCan I play quakelive at max settings at 125 fps with the AMD Radeon HD 5450? cpu is e8400 3ghz, 2gb ram 800 mhz Forum Eee pc 900-.99mb ram-4 gig hd-1.60 intel atom Forum SolvedNeed help MB, Ram, or CPU? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !