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June 29, 2010 6:49:55 PM

Asus Mainboard: M2N-SLI DELUXE
AMD 64 X2 Dual 4200 2.21GHZ CPU
BFG 550 Watt Power Supply (GSPSU)
2GB Ram (Adata DDR2 PC2-6400. (Timing 5-5-5-18)
Primary: Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10000 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5"
Secondary (backup): Western Digital 80GB IDE
Samsung DVD 12x, /- R 8X, DL 8x, Lightscribe (SH-S183L) (BRAND NEW!)
(2) PCI-E Galaxy - NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 512MB DDR2 PCI Ram x2! Configured in SLI Mode.

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June 29, 2010 6:59:11 PM

is there a monitor?
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June 29, 2010 7:00:30 PM

What exactly do you plan on doing with said system?

Are you buying used or is this a listing of brand new components?

If new then $225 sounds like a decent price considering the amount of hardware. If used, its not a bad price if everything is in perfect working order. Keep in mind that most of the hardware listed is showing some age by this point in time: it will not be very future-proof (which means spending more money in the future.)

Also of note: by todays standards the hardrive capacities are quite low, keep in mind that some new games/programs require over 5GB.
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June 29, 2010 7:00:45 PM

Yeah but for extra $100. I'm hoping to give this to a friend to do some light gaming i.e AA3, COD, SC2, etc.
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June 29, 2010 7:02:39 PM

if you put a new hdd, i.e 500 gig F3, that could be worth 75-100$ more, people usually look at amount of ram, hdd size, and cpu speed when they are buying, and thats it. so the bigger and faster those are, the better.
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June 29, 2010 7:06:25 PM

Also, I seen people install AMD Phenom II cpus in the motherboard w/o any major issues. Is that correct?

Also, with 9500gt SLI is that good enough ?
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June 30, 2010 4:56:33 AM

It would probably run that stuff. Those are 2 low end cards. I don't know why anyone would spend that much on 2 crappy cards rather than 1 better card that would likely beat both.

As far as putting in a diff CPU, just look at the motherboard's web page and it will tell you what it will support. It would likely need a BIOS update.

If you were wanting to go ahead and up the CPU and graphics you could list the CPU and the graphics cards (all separately) on ebay and upgrade.

But at that point you're talking about most of a new comp, although I guess having all the basics PSU, case, etc. may make it worth it.
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June 30, 2010 5:22:51 AM

l1o2l said:
Also, I seen people install AMD Phenom II cpus in the motherboard w/o any major issues. Is that correct?

Also, with 9500gt SLI is that good enough ?


actually ASUS released a BIOS for Phenom II support for the board

i wouldn't do sli 9500GT, the card is slow and 2 together isn't going to be very fast either, i would go out and find a cheap 9800GT, 9800GTX(+), or GTS250
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