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I have low budget and a good case and hard drive

Looking for the most for the least. $150.00 range.
I have a pretty good case. Brand new 1gig wd hard drive and good 300 watt power supply. i want to get by as cheap as possible, untill I get some extra money and build what I really need.
My wife does a lot of graphics as an artist. and childrens book illustrator. I refuse to buy Mac. there is a Combo package at Tigerdirect.com for 139.00

Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H Motherboard w/ AMD Athlon II 245 CPU w/Fan Bundle

plus i get 20.00 more off if i sign for credit card. If you all think of anything that would be more for the money I would love your advice.

Should i be looking for ddr3.
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  1. Newegg has that beat. They have an ecs 8200a board with 4 memory slots and onboard graphics with amd propus 620 quad core for around $159. Plus you get a $20 rebate on the ecs board.
  2. spshlfx said:

    plus i get 20.00 more off if i sign for credit card. If you all think of anything that would be more for the money I would love your advice.

    Should i be looking for ddr3.


    I know that I'm not you financial adviser, but for the love of god, don't sign legal documents for the sake of $20; they WANT you to do that for a reason.

    Agreed with 01die: go to newegg and browse around, read reviews, check the specs, etc.
  3. i think u would be better off with this tio get most bang for your buck
    MOBO
    Biostar
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138156

    Processor AMD Athlon II X3 425 Rana 2.7GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103726

    total with shipping is 141.92 ;)
  4. What is your current computer?
  5. Per: What is your current computer?

    I have intel celeron 2.93ghz w/ p4 915gl board. before
    i add drr memory to it. Should i just start over with new ddr2 capable? There are some good deals on cpu motherboard combos

    I just bought wd 1t HD and have 1 Meg DDR ram no video card.
  6. I would save a little more and get a newegg package deal that includes ddr2. The regor 240 combo with board and 4 gigs of ddr2 was $217 last time I checked.
  7. Well, computer makers are forecasting an increase in the cost of computer components for the foreseeable future, so it may be a good time to buy new now instead of compromising and re-using older technology (such as that DDR ram) to build a cheaper system. However, if you don't have a valid operating system to install on your next computer, you might have to wait and save up more money to get a valid copy of Vista/7.
  8. Quote:
    4 gigs of ddr2 was $217 last time I checked.

    You can get 4GB DDR3 for half that...
  9. o1die said:
    I would save a little more and get a newegg package deal that includes ddr2. The regor 240 combo with board and 4 gigs of ddr2 was $217 last time I checked.


    could you please give me a link to the combo your talking about. i am having a hard time finding. thanks so much
  10. Best answer
    The best combo they have is with the regor 240 with biostar TA790GX for $133.98. Add some PNY 2x2gb of pc6400 ddr2 for $79.99 after $10 rebate. Total shipped before rebate around $223.97. both have free shipping. Start by finding the regor 240 retail boxed under desktop processors. Then on the regor 240 page select "combo deals". Then go to the memory section for the pny memory. Or you can get the same board with propus 620 quad core in a combo package for an extra $30.
  11. Centralcomputer.com has some good deals this week.

    Link
  12. Best answer selected by spshlfx.
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