My budget is only $650 with monitor. Would I be better off getting a AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz? Also will I be able to attempt to unlock the 4th core if I stick w/ the Athlon X3 with this motherboard?
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July 18, 2010 9:44:27 PM
I would say that you can use the hard drive from your HP but only as a secondary drive and you can use the DVD drive as long as it's a SATA drive. Otherwise, there's no point bothering. I have, however, included both of them in my build.
I've chosen everything from Newegg because I find Amazon hard to navigate for PC components unless you know exactly what you want. I have assumed that you don't need an OS with this but if you do then you can get a worse graphics card and/or monitor to get the $100 copy of Windows 7. So...
Not trying to start anything....but what did you see that led you to make this comment? I've read and re-read this thread and I don't see anything that even remotely suggests anything illegal. IF you are referring to the OS, then that's a pretty far stretch I think. I myself have numerous "legal" copies of every Microsoft OS as do many others. (Of course I am an MSDN member so that helps
Anyway, I was just wondering how I can read something and see no evidence of illegality and someone else can read the same thing and apparently see that.
cmcghee358, I had taken the build you had suggested in another thread but the monitor is the 20" version instead of 18.5" which you had suggested. Would this 1.5" make a big negative difference? Would be using the system to play steam games.