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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Related resources Which CPU+MB combo is the best and worth the money? - Forum Cheap AMD CPU + Mobo combo that will play BF3 decently? - Forum Good, fairly cheap cpu/gpu combo - Forum Which MB to upgrade to from MSI G41M-P33 combo (need to keep 775 compatible/cpu & costs down) - Forum CPU/MB Combo Question - 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. m 0 l 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... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Cheap Mobo/CPU Combo Forum CPU, MB Combo deal Forum have an HP 6835 dual core. 1.8. Want to replace the MB with the fastest CPU quad I can add. What MB combo will this lap top Forum CPU/MB combo for $300 or less Forum Looking for a cheap motherboard/cpu combo Forum which is the better cpu/mb combo for gaming? Asus Crosshair & FX9590. Asus Rampage Extrteme & I7-4820K or Asus Maximus Extrem Forum Cheap intel cpu & motherboard combo Forum Best cheap motherboard and CPU combo Forum Looking for a budget mb/cpu/ram combo Forum Upgradable mobo/CPU combo on the cheap? Forum CPU/MB combo help Forum Looking for quiet cheap mobo/case/CPU combo for a home built NAS Forum First build in a while, which CPU/MB combo? Forum What MB/CPU/GPU combo for under $450 Forum LF MB+CPU combo Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !