Mobo, CPU, Memory Upgrade -- $200-$300 Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: April 1, 2010 9:17 AM in Systems Share teammccalla March 31, 2010 5:22:33 PM My plan is to buy a new motherboard, CP and memory set to spruce up my office computer performance. Comments?? Here is what I have: XP SP3 10K Raptor HD Zalman 600W power supply Good case with plenty of ventilation APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 200-300) No mail in rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Internet, multitasking PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case, Power supply, DVD, HDD, graphics card PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or TigerDirect COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: None OVERCLOCKING: No OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2048 x 1152 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Live near Frys and Micro Center if you happen to know of local deal More about : mobo cpu memory upgrade 200 300 MadAdmiral a c 84 B Homebuilt system March 31, 2010 5:29:42 PM This is really as cheap as you can get. CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $210 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $120 Total: $330 w/ a $15 rebate m 0 l calinkula March 31, 2010 8:09:45 PM MadAdmiral said:This is really as cheap as you can get. CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $210 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $120 Total: $330 w/ a $15 rebate I would tend to disagree with this statement. It depends on the features you need on the mobo, but I would have to say an $80 mobo will do everything you need. A nice AM3 785G north bridge motherboard will cost about $80. Slower RAM would save you some $$ and you wouldn't even notice the difference. That would free up enough cash to get a quad core CPU at least. m 0 l Related resources £200-£300 budget upgrade cpu +mobo - Forum Upgrading CPU/Mobo/RAM for £200-300 - Forum Intel CPU + Mobo Combo under $200 (maybe $300)? - Forum $300-$350 System Upgrade - CPU and Mobo *or* GPU - Forum Need to upgrade mobo, cpu, gpu & ram < $200 !!!!!! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dndhatcher a b B Homebuilt system March 31, 2010 11:04:17 PM You can get an Athlon II x3 435 and Gigabyte 770TA-UD3 for $160. You can get ram for $100-$105. I hope your old graphics card is PCIE. If its AGP you are probably going to have to buy a new one or get a motherboard with onboard graphics. m 0 l guanyu210379 a b B Homebuilt system April 1, 2010 8:43:52 AM Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H could be a good option, it has onboard graphic. If you don't have any PCI-e graphic cards. m 0 l batuchka a b B Homebuilt system April 1, 2010 9:17:46 AM m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedaround $300 for CPU, Mobo, and RAM upgrade. Forum SolvedUpgrading the build $200 -$300 for CPU or GPU or amd system. Forum Solved$300-$500 CPU, Mobo, RAM Upgrade Forum SolvedBest gaming upgrades for Dell Optiplex 740 MiniTower for $300-$400 Changing GPU, PSU, RAM CPU and Mobo Forum $200 - $300 to spend on CPU+Mobo+RAM combo. What do I do? Forum Solved$250-$300 CPU/Mobo Upgrade from AMD x3 720 Forum CPU + MB Upgrade on $200-300 budget Forum SolvedRecommended z97 mobo for gaming between $200 and $300 (or lower)? Forum £200 cpu+mobo upgrade suggestions Forum $250-300 upgrade: CPU/mobo/RAM Forum Upgrading RAM, Mobo & CPU, Intel or AMD £200 - £250 budget. Forum SolvedZombie PC Upgrade - $500-600, Mobo, Memory, CPU, Video Card Forum SolvedMobo/cpu/memory upgrade-- Forum MOBO/CPU/RAM Upgrade - ~$300 Forum Upgrade mobo+cpu $200 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !