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December 30, 2010 6:02:18 PM

So I have this mobo laying around collecting dust and figured I'd try to do something with it. It's a MSI 880GMA-E45. Had several problems with OC'ing a x6 1055t on it, so I bought a different board for that build which is working great.

Here's the new system I'm piecing together:

MSI 880GMA-E45 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813130276

AMD Phenom II X2 545 Callisto 3.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor HDX545WFK2DGI - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103817
$75.99 + $20 Promo gift card

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996585
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820146740
$44.99 - $5 Promo code - $6.75 Promo code = $33.24

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 71033upply
$44.99 - $15 MIR = $29.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

I will reuse an old Antec case and IDE DVD drive. I also still have the stock HSF from my 1055t. The HDD and mobo are already paid for, so I figured this is a pretty good price for what I'm getting, no? With the $20 promo card, I can grab a copy of Win7 for $80. Total cost after rebates is $219.21.

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December 30, 2010 6:06:54 PM

Using the integrated graphics? Seems fine for relatively low cost way of utilizing a formerly spare mainboard into a basic work/surfing/Quake3 machine....
December 30, 2010 6:13:49 PM

And that's pretty much what it'll be used for. If I were to game, I have my other rig with the x6 oc'd to 3.7 (24/7 oc). This will basically be my son's bedroom computer and he just uses it to surf, homework, videos, music, etc.
December 30, 2010 6:16:40 PM

Looks good for a low end office computer or bedroom whatever :D 
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