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So my pc finally died.....


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Zolton33

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Well what i feared most finally happened. My motherboard and cpu gave out. So now i'm looking to get a new cpu motherboard andram. The kicker? I need toget all 3 for under $150.

My current case:

http://www.apevia.co...=ATXA8NW-AL/500

Current psu:

http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=

I'm looking to do either an am3+ build or an amd fm2 build. I need to make all purchases via amazon. I'll list cpus and mobo i have found here. But please feel free to recommend any not listed so long as its from amazon.

Cpus:

http://www.amazon.co...53909548&sr=1-1

$80

http://www.amazon.co...53909555&sr=1-1

$60

http://www.amazon.co...53909555&sr=1-2

$76

http://www.amazon.co...53909561&sr=1-1

$50

http://www.amazon.co...53909561&sr=1-2

$58

http://www.amazon.co...53909861&sr=1-1

$80

http://www.amazon.co...53909958&sr=1-3

$53

http://www.amazon.co...53909958&sr=1-5

$70

Motherboards:

http://www.amazon.co...-1&keywords=AMD

$40

http://www.amazon.co...-5&keywords=AMD

$45

http://www.amazon.co...-6&keywords=AMD

$45

http://www.amazon.co...13&keywords=AMD

$58

http://www.amazon.co...15&keywords=AMD

$60

http://www.amazon.co...16&keywords=AMD

$60

http://www.amazon.co...23&keywords=AMD

$70

There is no saving my old pc. The cpu is fried it will not even post (beep). I'm looking to build a base build i can use. I ended up selling my 6450 gpu to get the extra cash to buy the components i need. So i will have to use the on board graphics on the cpu or motherboard.

Parts i do not need are:

Hard drive

Operating system

Optical drive

mouse

keyboard

monitor

I'm leaning more towards an am3+ motherboard build to be honest. As i can get a decent mobo and since it is compatible with am3 cpus i can get a relatively cheap cpu. My os is windows xp home 32bit so i can only use 1 4 gig stick of ddr3 ram as such that leaves roughly $130 to either get a mobo and cpu or to get a mobo cpu and gpu. I'm looking to get the best i can. I do plan to later upgrade the cpu and get a good gpu later on. But i need a pc i can use while slowly upgrading components. I'm posting now via my wifes pc. Hence the need for a new build asap. I plan to purchase the parts Friday November 30. So any recommendations? I know most suggest intel. But i believe that it would be the most expensive route for me sadly. And the cpu i hope to upgrade to is an amd fx 6300. At $139.99 it easily muscles past i3's and can keep up with i5's inmost applications. So what amd am3+ motherboard build would you suggest as the best bang for the buck? And could i squeeze in a discrete gpu? Please feel free to recommend any mobo you think best that is am3+ and any compatible cpu as long as they are new and from amazon i'll definitely consider them.
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I'm trying to stretch my budget as far as possible to get the best i can possibly get. My original post i put i had $150 but i may be able to go a bit higher. $182 for the motherboard and cpu after subtracting 20for a 1 4 gig stick of ram for about $20. so a total budget of 202 but be best to go with $200 to help keep it simple and rounded. If i buy a 4 gig stick of ram for $20 that be $180 to spend on getting the best possible cpu and mobo and maybe squeeze in a gpu. But please keep in mind i need to get all 3 as cheaply as possible.
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I'd hate to juggle to many plates at once but here is a link to the build i'm considering.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pLcC

I'm planning to upgrade my gpu again real soon so if you can get me to a cheaper alternative even if weaker please do. Also any other way you can make it cheaper please speak up.

Now to add the second plate. I need to buy a cheap gpu for my wife. Her pc is a dimension 2350 and only uses regular pci. All she ever does on it is watch videos surf the web and maybe play a few facebook games. Problem is that right now she has trouble even loading the facebook games at all (only has integrated intel graphics and 64 at that) so i'm looking for a solution to speed up her pc (i just added 2 1 gig sticks of kingston hyperx blue ram sticks) as it is also running slow. And i have ran super anti spyware as well as antivirus scans topped with ccleaner cleaning out junk files and her registry. Those improved it a bit but i think its due to the poor gpu built into her pc causing it to be slow and have trouble loading facebook games (she is a pioneer trail fan). So any recommends you can give her pc as well would be helpful to me in making my wife happy lol Although getting my pc up and running again would please her more so i'm off her pc and on my own.
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pSAD

Total: $171.56


That is the build i'm seriously considering. I'd love to go cheaper if at all humanly possible. The highest requirements i have is for Phantasy Star Online 2 which requires Nvidia geforce 7800gt or higher. I'm very unknowledgeable about graphics cards though except installing them lol i'd love to go much cheaper on the gpu if possible as i plan to replace it later any way. Unless by going with this gpu i would not have to switch it out for quite a while. That leaves me with about $28 to get a pci gpu for the wife. So any suggestions either way? Any at all? Feel like i'm posting to myself :(
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Cost went up to $181.55 >_< went up by $9.99 so may need to readjust the build. And i was about set to buy at $171.56 to. This is the slowest response time i've ever seen on these forums for some weird reason. I would really like to cut some costs on this build. Help pretty please?
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I feel that trying to get as much as you can for as little as possible is false economy. A low end CPU will limit a future GPU upgrade. Below build will give you a pretty decent build and a future GPU upgrade would be then governed by the PSU 450w.

> GPCPU http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20 $119
Mobo, > http://www.amazon.co...pd_sim_sbs_pc_1 $60
RAM. > http://pcpartpicker....y-khx1866c9d34g $26

Total $205

http://www.xbitlabs....y-graphics.html
http://www.xbitlabs....0-5800k_11.html
HD 7660D #97, HD 6570 #99, almost identical cards, reviews give the edge to the integrated solutions.
Chart, > http://www.sonexpc.com/benchmark/video
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q5TI

That is what i ordered. And you seemed to of missed the part where i said that i plan to upgrade to a fx 6300 some time real soon but need a pc to use until then. Although it did take 4 days to get a dingle response. >_< The fm2 would of let me upgrade to a newer newer fm2 cpu later on. But i like the fx 6300 and what i saw on most reviews. It trounces i3's and is just below a i5. I just needed a temporary cheap build i can use until i get the cash up to upgrade the other components. So this is not a build i plan to use very long. 6 months to a year max. But by then i hope to be using a fx 6300 cpu another 4 gigs of ram and have windows 7 and have a much more powerful gpu. On a side note for others reading this always make sure that if the motherboard does not have a ide connection for old hardware from your old pc that you buy a ide to sata adapter. I almost missed it in my build. But that is why i looked every thing over carefully. Since i never plan to over clock or do any sli or crossfire this seemed like the best solution for me. I wish i had some input before i made my order on November 30 but i did give 4 days for feed back without a single response. Not sure why but there you go.
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