Cheap MB CPU Combo? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: May 15, 2010 12:54 PM in Systems Share 69Rocket-Joe May 14, 2010 1:46:56 PM I have this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... left over from a build back in Januray. I have a mid tower ATX case laying around as well as a 550w PSU. I'm thinking about putting a cheap PC together to replace my old P4 that is my secondary PC. Primary use will be web surfing and light gaming. It will probably be a media PC for the living room when I upgrade my TV. I also have a GeFroce I'd like a MB CPU combo under $200 to get going. Have always built around AMD chips (the P4 was free for some work I did) but would be willing to try an Intel if the price vs. performance warrants it. Oh yeah onboard video is not needed, I have an older Geforce 2400 I will probably use to get it running and upgrade with a cheap new card when I redo my home theater. Any thoughts? -Joe PS: Will probably run Win7 Pro More about : cheap cpu combo MadAdmiral May 14, 2010 2:11:07 PM CPU/HSF: X3 440 and Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $97. If you don't want/need the HSF, drop it out to save $22. Mobo: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $80 after rebate Total: $177 w/ HSF, $155 w/o. 69Rocket-Joe May 14, 2010 2:55:52 PM MadAdmiral said:CPU/HSF: X3 440 and Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $97. If you don't want/need the HSF, drop it out to save $22. Mobo: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $80 after rebate Total: $177 w/ HSF, $155 w/o. I've got that HSF on my current build, it is pretty slick. If I am not OC is that overkill over the stock set up? -Joe Related resources LF MB+CPU combo - Forum Best cheap motherboard and CPU combo - Forum What MB/CPU /GPU combo for under $450 - Forum AMD Phenom II X4 955 - 3.2 GHz Quad-Core & ASUS M4A79TMB COMBO Cheap - Forum Case and PSU Combo for a new " cheap " Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MadAdmiral May 14, 2010 3:13:15 PM If you're not OCing, the HSF is not needed. It's just a really good price if you needed one. batuchka May 15, 2010 12:54:09 PM $120 - functional even if u have no discrete GPU on hand http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Heatsink/fan combo for P4 478 CPU on Socket 423 MB Forum Cheap intel cpu & motherboard combo Forum Please Help: CPU + MB combo advice needed with budget Forum Thinking about this MB /Processor combo - comments? Forum Replacement motherboard/ cpu combo Forum Which CPU /mobo combo would be best? Forum AMD + Motherboard + combo that's cheap /fast/easy Forum CPU/MB combo help Forum Please review new day trading system with 6 monitors Forum Final check on cheap vmware systemw Forum How do I check for a fried CPU or Motherboard? Forum Mobo and CPU compatability Forum [Solved] CPU vs RAM upgrade Forum CPU Temp/Ram Timings/ Random Black/White Screen? Help With New Build Forum HELP CPU clock isnt stable Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !