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March 2, 2011 8:33:41 AM

I have an Athlon II X4 640 sitting around used once.

Would this combo be the best option to get it working for just slightly over the $100 BUDGET (yes $100 is the MAX.. not $150.. not $200.. not 'get a second job').

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-128-...

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

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


later on:

get another 2GB of RAM, then Windows7 OEM.

Then maybe upgrade the 4670 and power supply ?

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March 2, 2011 12:01:49 PM

You should be ok; I'm using gigabyte and biostar boards for my amd regor and sempron; both work fine. One is nvidia and the other an amd chipset.
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March 2, 2011 7:53:13 PM

o1die said:
You should be ok; I'm using gigabyte and biostar boards for my amd regor and sempron; both work fine. One is nvidia and the other an amd chipset.


If I was to upgrade later, would something like a 5770 cover up the SATA slots on that gigabyte ?
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March 2, 2011 8:00:59 PM

If you're worried, use the 90 degree sata cables; they should fit under the card.
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March 2, 2011 8:24:12 PM

o1die said:
If you're worried, use the 90 degree sata cables; they should fit under the card.


Alrighty.

What temps should I be looking at the AMD when I put it in? The ones before I go "OMG THAT'S TOO HOT"
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March 2, 2011 10:11:51 PM

65c, in spite of what you hear. Many folks claim lower temps; but think about it, some of those gargantuan heatsinks cost as much as a my regor cpu. It's overkill in my humble opinion. Look for an average of 45-50c.
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March 2, 2011 11:48:08 PM

o1die said:
65c, in spite of what you hear. Many folks claim lower temps; but think about it, some of those gargantuan heatsinks cost as much as a my regor cpu. It's overkill in my humble opinion. Look for an average of 45-50c.


Most people on newegg was saying about 30-34C doing nothing.
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March 3, 2011 11:21:47 AM

Not in Texas, where I live. Depends on your case airflow and what you're willing to spend. The stock heatsink is good for three years as far as warranty.
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March 3, 2011 12:01:15 PM

Name141 said:
Doesn't the cheap nForce's equal borked/broke/screwed up SATA?

I have used that board on 3 systems and not had a problem.
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March 4, 2011 5:03:34 AM

o1die said:
Not in Texas, where I live. Depends on your case airflow and what you're willing to spend. The stock heatsink is good for three years as far as warranty.


You are south west of me (near austin) but I'm also in Texas.
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