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Athlon 630 x4 or Callisto x2

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February 10, 2010 11:59:46 AM

I am looking to build a rig for under $600.00. Th e pc will only do internet, office suite, email light games (cards mahjong etc)
Which processor should I go with. I will go with a MB with on board video to keep costs down

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February 10, 2010 12:06:19 PM

Your vender makes a big difference. I use frys combo specials to get a free board. They have the regor 250 with board for $49.99 after rebate this week; newegg has some combos with $20 discount; either cpu will work well; I tried the 620 propus briefly, and had it running at 3100 on a low end msi board with no voltage increase.
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February 10, 2010 12:09:00 PM

I will check fry's I am in the US so newegg will work too. I have never been to fry's, do they have an online store?
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February 10, 2010 12:17:05 PM

Yes, but rarely have combo deals; they are a loss leader, designed to get people into the stores, so it's stores only. The ads are online; dallas and san jose are the ads I access. If you want ddr3, they have an msi p43 board with e7500 for $99.99 after rebate in today's ad. But the regor 250 will work great for your uses.
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