Building a CHEAP new comp for my friend

*** ing up, with the ability to play a game here or there--mount and blade, or left4dead.







Totals at 302 USD. I made this list with price being the primary factor. To the best of my knowledge, everything is compatable, and it is the cheapest build I could find within reasonable performance expectations. Please note that the GPU isn't the exact one I have, but it's the closest one I could find on Newegg.

If there are any glaring problems, or if I could get a better build for around the same price, please let me know!
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  1. I wouldn't go with AM2 anymore, maybe save a little bit more and get an AM3 setup.
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    Just few suggestions...

    1. CPU - Just $2 more can get you a better CPU - X2 240

    2. RAM - Corsair - Cheaper and faster

    3. PSU - Corsair 400CX - After Mail-In-Rebates, would be cheaper than that thermaltake and as for quality, is far better...

    4. Maybe this mobo - Would have good BIOS options and is next gen compared to that board...So I think its well worth the extra $10
    ASRock A780LM AM2+/AM2 AMD RS780L (760G)
  3. So far as I can tell, the mobo you suggested, gkay, doesn't support AM3 CPU's, can you suggest a mobo that does for near the same price? If you can I'll gladly consider the CPU you suggested, and as for the RAM, it seems like the far superior option.
  4. there is this one ECS IC780M-A AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard at 44.99 after discounts and mail rebates
  5. Change the mobo to this one...
    Has Free Shipping too...and has onboard video, just in case there is some problem with the discrete card...
  6. And one more reason to go with that mobo - You get $10 combo discount with that CPU...
  7. Aight, with all the modifications, the grand total comes to 272 dollars, not bad for the price! Now lets hope nothing's DOA. Thanks for the help guys!
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