Cheap Computer Build v.Mobo

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  1. DaveyD

    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    My brother has decided he wants a new computer. He doesn't do much, besides surf the internet, listen to some MP3's, online poker, and work stuff, he does auditing for a accounting place, doesn't do hardcore gaming at all The kicker is that he is cheap. He wants to spend about 600 total on the whole machine. I think it is possible.
    Being that Intel >> AMD right now, I chose this: Cheapset C2D processor. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115014

    I need to figure out a decent mobo for it. OT, help me out. I have the next couple of weeks to get some parts together.
    Danke.




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  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    purchasing a gigabyte mobo for an Intel CPU is like using Penzoil in a BMW M5.

    It's disrespect.
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    Great suggestion there nignog:hsugh:
     
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    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    Well being that your brother is not doing any hardcore gaming, when is "Intel >> AMD" :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: & since you want to go cheap, AMD pretty much rules in all the other benchmarks and will do you fine..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103733

    $65 and since when a dual core 2.0ghz 1mb L2 65w chip a bad thing :rofl:

    This thing will still play games plenty fine

    EDIT: is 4ghz too slow for you bro?:ugh:
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    Actually, quite true. It really doesn't matter. He wants to try to stay about 600, with cheapy speaks and cheapy mouse/keyboard. He just wants a decent computer. I think anything would be a decent step up from the AMD 1500 with 512mb of ram.
    So, I am open to suggestions. If I was to get that chip, what kinda mobo? Most of my questions are within motherboards because I have been outta the loop with what ones are decent.
     
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    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    Goto the bottom of that CPU page. They have a MOBO combo for $110 :bowdown: That'll work just fine and everything is built onboard.

    $50 case/w PS
    $60 HD
    $40 new mouse/keyboard

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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    Anymoar insight on a Mobo
     
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    onboard graphics card?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    He's right that the Intel is the "best" board.

    But the Gigabyte is an exceptional board that will give you no problems.

    If you are sure you don't want to overclock, get the Intel.

    If you might overclock, then get the Gigabyte.


    This Intel board has the onboard GMA X3000 graphics.

    I have the same thing in a micro atx Intel board, and it runs perfect.
    Directx10 capable, and can handle HD video content with ease.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121052
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    Well, I think I am going to go with a the AMD. But I think I am going to get a Gigabyte board, or are Gigabyte boards shit?
     
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    hit or miss, same with other mobo manufacturers
    research the specific board
     
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    Spanks. :hay: MN crew.
     
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    What brand of mobo would you suggest?
     
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    but of course. Logic dictates that if Intel designed the CPU, they knew what they were doing to interface with it.

    Thankfully, practical application has proven that theory, and Intel DOES make the bet mobos for their chips.
     
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