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Old 08-10-2007, 05:52 PM   #1
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I need a good recommendation on RAM and a motherboard.

Requirements, mobo must be PCI-E, AM2, ATX, must be $80 or less.

Ram: 2 gigs, DDR2. Must be $100 or less.

Must be from www.newegg.com

Don't give lectures on why it should be intel, just help me with what I want here.

This system is meant to be a mid range gaming rig. Nothing fancy.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
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Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130063

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145098 (Two stick package)

Let me know what you think.
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
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Hmm. yeah that was the motherboard I was looking at too. It seems pretty good. I'm going back and fourth on the ram though. The other one i'm looking at is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
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I would go with the one you posted, since it has the heat spreaders. That will help dissipate the heat inside your rig.
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It's actually a system for a friend. $550 budget.
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nice boards there jervin but,

id have to reccomend

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131179

jus coz im bias to asus

and a little faster RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227124
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590
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Erm, sorry ssc456, just got a thing for MSI boards myself. Haven't failed me yet. One of the sets of RAM goes over $100, so Mike probably won't want them.
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yh but the board was a lil under $80

its good to find a brand u can trust isnt it
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Nice asus board. Though I gotta say I'm somewhat MSI biased as well. 4 boards over 5 years, not a single issue.
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Nice asus board. Though I gotta say I'm somewhat MSI biased as well. 4 boards over 5 years, not a single issue.
I agree, I have been a "loyal MSI customer". No problems of any sort. I actually had an issue with an Asus board once, but it was a DOA and I don't condemn Asus for it. Just from a bad batch, I assume.
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