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August 11, 2010 9:18:48 PM

This is my current system:
MB: Asus A8N5X
Proc:AMD 3700+
Memory: 1G DDR 400
GPU: Nvidia GForce 8800GT
HDD: Samsung 250gb

I would like to build a new system using my current GPU and HDD, with hopes to upgrade them both in the future. I am in need of a new psu, or case with psu. I am very budget minded at this point, and looking for a solid MB to upgrade well into the future. My budget is $350. This is intended to be a gaming unit. Thanks all.

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 11, 2010 9:42:32 PM

ASrock 870 Extreme3 $90: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Nzxt M59+ Corsair RAM combo $125: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Corsair 650TX PSU $80: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Phenom II X2 555 (For unlocking, if you're not comfortable with this, get an Athlon X4 for a guaranteed quad core, or an Athlon X3 to save a few bucks.), $100:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Comes out to be $365 AR.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 11, 2010 9:56:47 PM

Best bet dude, everyone here is gonna recommend newegg. Scrap that idea. I was just at Microcenter today, they've got a deal going, buy an AMD chip, get a free motherboard.

Maybe an Athlon II x4 635 and this board

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

you can get those together for 99.99

Or for 10 more you can go with this full ATX board.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

These boards aren't going to be for Crossfire, but if you go with a single powerful card you'll be fine.

Maybe this 4 gb kit for 99.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

So far you've spent 200.

After that, grab yourself a nice Antec or Corsair power supply, and maybe a new HDD as well.
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August 12, 2010 3:39:43 PM

Thanks guys, gonna research your suggestions.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 3:42:58 PM

ohiou_grad_06 said:
Best bet dude, everyone here is gonna recommend newegg. Scrap that idea. I was just at Microcenter today, they've got a deal going, buy an AMD chip, get a free motherboard.

Maybe an Athlon II x4 635 and this board

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

you can get those together for 99.99

Or for 10 more you can go with this full ATX board.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

These boards aren't going to be for Crossfire, but if you go with a single powerful card you'll be fine.

Maybe this 4 gb kit for 99.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

So far you've spent 200.

After that, grab yourself a nice Antec or Corsair power supply, and maybe a new HDD as well.

Thing is if he live in good'ol Florida (or anyplace that doesn't have a microcenter) like me, Microcenter deals are just not realistic.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 8:06:46 PM

For me they are, lol. Only about an hour away from one. Love free motherboards:) 
August 12, 2010 9:33:42 PM

Yep, i live in Florida. Looked microcenter up on reseller ratings, didn't look so good. Happy with newegg.
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