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AMD X3 720 BE, 785g, Budget, $350

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November 2, 2009 12:42:33 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week

BUDGET RANGE: 350 for HDD, DVD Burner, MOBO, Ram, Case

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet, Music, Watching movies

PPARTS NOT REQUIRED: AMD X3 720 BE CPU, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Ubuntu OS temporary,
Power Supply - brand new Antec 650W EarthWatts.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: frys.com, amazon.com, circuitcity.com, bestbuy.com,

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Midtower, AMD, 785g MOBO

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 650W PSU is overkill I'm sure. Will add a DX11 GPU down the road. Will upgrade to Windows 7 down the road. Trying to buy all the parts locally if possible.



Does everything seem compatible? Mobo and Ram?

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Case
Antec Three Hundred Mid Tower
http://www.frys.com/product/5520150?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
$49.99

Motherboard
MSI 785GMT-E65 AMD 785G AM3 Motherboard
http://www.frys.com/product/6071118?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
$88.99


Ram
4GB DDR3 PC3-10666 TWINX MEMORY KIT / CORSAIR TW3X4G1333C9
http://www.frys.com/product/5844343?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
$89.99


DVD Burner
Lite-ON IHAP422-08 DVD Burner 22X
http://www.frys.com/product/5827453?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
$39.99


TOTAL: 330 without taxes.
January 10, 2010 1:03:07 AM

I don't think the HD4200 gpu is compatible with linux.... sorry. Get a 6000 or 7000 series Nvidia for free from someone you know and use that until you install windows or get a properly linux supported GPU.
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