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May 14, 2010 1:46:56 PM

I have this RAM 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?


PS: Will probably run Win7 Pro

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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?

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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.