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Need a couple parts for non gaming budget.

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February 9, 2013 3:10:36 AM

I just need advice on motherboard, fans, power supply, and a SSD. (I just need these to equal less than $200)

For processor I am choosing AMD Phenom 965BE.

I need a motherboard with onboard graphics. If it has HDMI output that is a plus.
Fans for CPU and case I guess.
Recommendations for SSDs that I know not much about. 32 or 64 gb is fine.
The main thing would be to have most of these parts come from Futureshop.ca since I have a futureshop gift card which I am trying to use up.

I understand that futureshop has horrible selection but some parts like ram and fans I hope futureshop should be fine.


This is for my mother to watch Soap Operas, nothing else. (All parts for Canada please)

Please and thank you.
February 9, 2013 3:28:25 AM

So futureshop choices I've got so far are.

For SSD Either
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-...
or
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/sandisk-sandisk-...

And for Ram either
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/corsair-corsair-...
or
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/corsair-corsair-...

The second is 13$ more for what seems like the same stick.. Except maybe taller so better heat dispersion?

That would finish off my $160 futureshop gift card and let me finish buying other parts online.
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February 9, 2013 3:52:38 AM

For PSU I picked
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/corsair-corsair-...
Unless someone has better recommendations.

I will look at CPU and Case fans but when it comes to motherboards I don't know much at all.

Edit: Wow I completely forgot I have a budget. Lolol. Ok removing 4gb of ram to make it just 4gb, and going to choose the 64gb instead of the 120gb for SSD. But if someone can tell me that Sandisk isn't good for SSD then I will look for others.

Edit2: Switched Ram to G.Skills 2x2gb for dual channel.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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February 9, 2013 5:04:07 AM

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The second is 13$ more for what seems like the same stick.. Except maybe taller so better heat dispersion?


No. Taller heat sinks do not mean better dispersion - what happens is if you install an aftermarket cooler the tall heat sinks will cause your fan to not align properly which will disrupt your system's airflow.

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Edit: Wow I completely forgot I have a budget. Lolol. Ok removing 4gb of ram to make it just 4gb, and going to choose the 64gb instead of the 120gb for SSD. But if someone can tell me that Sandisk isn't good for SSD then I will look for others.


No stick with 8GB. You need 2 x 4GB for a modern system, going to 4GB will limit your system's capabilities later on. You can always forgo the SSD and add one later on.
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February 9, 2013 5:14:17 AM

g-unit1111 said:
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The second is 13$ more for what seems like the same stick.. Except maybe taller so better heat dispersion?


No. Taller heat sinks do not mean better dispersion - what happens is if you install an aftermarket cooler the tall heat sinks will cause your fan to not align properly which will disrupt your system's airflow.

Quote:
Edit: Wow I completely forgot I have a budget. Lolol. Ok removing 4gb of ram to make it just 4gb, and going to choose the 64gb instead of the 120gb for SSD. But if someone can tell me that Sandisk isn't good for SSD then I will look for others.


No stick with 8GB. You need 2 x 4GB for a modern system, going to 4GB will limit your system's capabilities later on. You can always forgo the SSD and add one later on.


Finally a reply.
This rig is for my mother to stream and download Korean Soap operas. Also to browse the internet and literally nothing else. I don't see her using it for anything in the future as well so I am going for 4gb now, and maybe a Mobo with 4 ram slots so I could upgrade. Replacing in the future is probably inexpensive as well?

My main issue is my Mobo. From Futureshop I found
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/gigabyte-gigabyt...
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asus-asus-m5a78l...
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asrock-asrock-n6...

which are okay.. But on newegg I found this
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Which I really think would be good except then I wouldn't have used my futureshop gift card :p 

Idk, do you think any of the first 3 mobos compare to the one from newegg?
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