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Building a decent pc on a budget


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james_8970

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...6813128052'
Don't believe them when they say you can run Blu-ray or HD-DVD movies on onboard. I can almost guarrantee that there will be choppy points unless you purchase a much more powerful CPU.
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I was just about to order the motherboard when I noticed there are two that are similar.
Can someone please tell me what the difference is between these2 motherboards.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131172
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131174

Thanks.
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There is no difference, it's the same product number, just one is 10$ more for no reason. Also, if you want a motherboard that'll last longer and have much better onboard video, I suggest this motherboard.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128090
The 780G has a much better onboard GPU then the 690G.
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After reviewing the replies I have updated my build. As I have said earlier the computer is for my kids. They use the internet for chatting and playing some games (pbs kids or habbo etc.) they don't even know what crysis is so there will be no heavy gaming. I will though want the computer to be used as a basic hd tv.
Will all these components work together? Can I cut any corners to bring the price down a bit?

Thanks for the help.

motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H -- 99.99
cpu - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ -- 84.99
memory - mushkin 2GB --44.99
case - Ultra Black MicroFly Aluminum Micro ATX --39.99
psu - SILVERSTONE ST400 ATX 12V 2.2 400W -- 46.49
dvd - Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW --29.99
hdd - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB -- 69.99
tv - Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 MC -- 49.99

total: 426.43
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You could cut corners, but I feel you'd really be cutting into the performance of this PC by doing so. I'd recommend keeping what you have already selected.
Just a heads up, the analog quality of the TV tuner seems to be quite poor.
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