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Mobo, CPU, and Ram for 200ish?

Last response: in Systems
May 15, 2010 7:36:34 PM

I need a mobo, cpu, and ram for 200ish.

I prefer: AMD and DDR3 memory.

Used for: Light to moderate gaming, multitasking, web surfing, and music.

Sites: NewEgg or TigerDirect.

I already have so onboard graphics doesn't matter.

Also, future proof if possible.


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May 15, 2010 8:17:17 PM

AMD Athlon II X3 435 - $70.99

GIGABYTE 770TA-UD3 - $89.99, $79.99 after rebates, $2.99 shipping

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $109.99

Total = $263.96 after rebates and shipping

I know that it's a bit over budget, but if it's too much just by one stick of DDR3 2GB memory instead.

May 15, 2010 8:18:57 PM

For $200 and integrated graphics, I don't think you'll be doing moderate gaming.

I'm confused - how do you already have onboard graphics if you are buying a new motherboard...wouldn't you need to choose the new one with onboard?

I'd say if you are staying in the $200 range, you'd be best served by something like an x4 630 and a 785g motherboard and some decent DDR3 RAM - you should be able to stay under $200, but will have to use the onboard graphics. That socket should give you some upgrade options, but it all depends on how long AMD stays in it.