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Best one to buy for $100 budget PLUS RAM. AM3 socket

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March 15, 2011 8:28:05 AM

I'm looking to squeeze in DDR3 1333 RAM with a motherboard.

Should I purchase this one and then toss in some 2GBs of RAM the first month, buying 2 more GBs the next month?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would I be better off in purchasing that over a 760G? or a 770?


I have a 4670 and DDR2 RAM right now with a SATA hard drive and DVD Burner.

The only options I found was an ASRock 770 that I wouldn't purchase due to only 1 year warranty.

edit: The CPU is an Athlon II X4 640 I have.
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March 15, 2011 9:16:49 AM

I see the sata port issue (with large video cards) once again in the reviews. It's the only potential problem with boards in this size. You may want to look at other boards for this reason only.
March 15, 2011 9:35:24 AM

o1die said:
I see the sata port issue (with large video cards) once again in the reviews. It's the only potential problem with boards in this size. You may want to look at other boards for this reason only.


"Large video cards" like double wide 5770s ? Or non-single slots in general ?
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March 15, 2011 2:59:53 PM

What happened to the board you had? If you switching just for DDR3, that doesn't make sense.
March 15, 2011 3:15:32 PM

geekapproved said:
What happened to the board you had? If you switching just for DDR3, that doesn't make sense.


The board I have is intel LGA775. The processor itself was $100 (as you see the monthly budget..)
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March 15, 2011 3:23:47 PM

Name141 said:
The board I have is intel LGA775. The processor itself was $100 (as you see the monthly budget..)


So why didn't you just buy a s775 quad core cpu for $150 new or less used? Then you could use your old board and old ram. It would be just as fast as an AthlonII.
March 15, 2011 3:33:21 PM

geekapproved said:
So why didn't you just buy a s775 quad core cpu for $150 new or less used? Then you could use your old board and old ram. It would be just as fast as an AthlonII.


The E8500 would have been the best I could have got and the processor is opened so no returning to newegg anyway. Plus dell modified the motherboard not to take the intel pushpins so I would have had to worry about a JY167 heatsink cooling the E8500 or not. The motherboard for this model of inspiron wont accept the quads.


But all that's behind me now.. I'm looking to make use of the athlon not go over this again.
a b V Motherboard
March 15, 2011 5:24:07 PM

Then yes that is a excellent choice for boards. It is better than the 760G and 770, except that it's micro-atx and the 770 is not, but the 770 doesn't have onboard graphics which is nice as a backup if your gpu dies.

Keep in mind this board only has 1 ide port.

Oh and hope you learned your lesson about buying a Dell, or any other prebuilt crap.

March 15, 2011 7:37:02 PM

geekapproved said:
Then yes that is a excellent choice for boards. It is better than the 760G and 770, except that it's micro-atx and the 770 is not, but the 770 doesn't have onboard graphics which is nice as a backup if your gpu dies.

Keep in mind this board only has 1 ide port.

Oh and hope you learned your lesson about buying a Dell, or any other prebuilt crap.



Why is it better than the 760G? I mean, other than the # went up lol.

Also, would the 760G get the job done for less so I can go ahead and buy the 4GBs of memory in a combo deal ?
a b V Motherboard
March 16, 2011 3:44:18 PM

The 880G uses HD4250 integrated graphics and the 760G uses HD3000 integrated graphics.

Yes 760G will get the job done just fine but don't expect to play many games with it.
March 16, 2011 6:16:31 PM

geekapproved said:
The 880G uses HD4250 integrated graphics and the 760G uses HD3000 integrated graphics.

Yes 760G will get the job done just fine but don't expect to play many games with it.


I wasn't really expecting to do any gaming on the internal lol.

I have a nVidia 8300 GS that I upgraded to the 4670 from that's probably is better than those internals even? :o 

So I could go ahead with a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ?
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