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Free Core2Duo E8400, what now?

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November 20, 2010 2:10:06 AM

Hi all.
I lucked into a free Core2Duo E8400 and would like to build a new low-price system around it. Need mobo, memory, PSU and video card. I have a couple ATX cases and HDDs to spare, as well as 19" monitor and speakers and keyboard/mouse. Would like to have DDR3 to use in the future.

Any ideas?

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November 20, 2010 3:22:23 AM

rocco37 said:
Hi all.
I lucked into a free Core2Duo E8400 and would like to build a new low-price system around it. Need mobo, memory, PSU and video card. I have a couple ATX cases and HDDs to spare, as well as 19" monitor and speakers and keyboard/mouse. Would like to have DDR3 to use in the future.

Any ideas?


Sorry, I should have given a little more info. I have a copy of Windows 7 64-bit for this build.
Also, I am looking to spend around $300-$350 total for the mobo, memory (4GB hopefully), PSU, and video card. The system will be given to my son and will be used for non-intensive gaming (Minecraft, Atmosphir, Sims 2-3, etc.) as well as movie watching, web surfing, homework.

I may do some OC'ing of the system, just to mess around, but I am not looking to tax the limits of the hardware.

Thanks all.
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