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Old 02-09-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default I Bought My First Motherboard!!! :d

Hey guys!

It's Nick The guy who made the "Build Guide For Teens" thread... anyways.......

I BOUGHT MY FIRST MOTHERBOARD! HERE IT IS:



I bought it for about $75 including S&H, and it's guaranteed to not be DOA As you can probably tell, I'm super excited You can see the direct purchase here. I bought it on eBay... I had to get it in MicroATX because I got a new free case & monitor... wow people are giving things away free all the time! So, it's a mid-tower eMachine case, but I didn't want to risk it and get an ATX mobo. And this one was cheaper!

It's the ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO! Just like that one dude suggested but in MicroATX form and with only 1 PCi 2.0 express slot But that's okay! HERE ARE THE SPECS

1) So what do you guys think!?

2) Would you trust this? 2GB stick of Ram DDR3 1600Mhz - $40

3) What do you think about this plan, since now I only have $150 left to spend on components:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - $61
Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO - $75
RAM:
2GB OCZ DDR3 1600Mhz - $40
PSU: Use one provided in case until I have more money!
HDD: Going to find on for under $30!
Case: FREE!
Disk Drive: IN CASE!
Case Cooling: Masscool 120mm Fan X2 - $6

TOTAL: $137 left!!(including rebates!)

EXTRAS (that I need):
Wireless Card: Sabrent PCI-G802 PCI Wireless Card - $15
Keyboard and Mouse: FREE standard keyboard & mouse
Monitor:
FREE 15" CRT monitor
Speakers: FREE Speakers

TOTAL: $15

COMPLETE TOTAL: $152 (including rebates!)

I CAN DO IT!!
what if i break it? :-(
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How much money do you have left? Get a good PSU.
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How much money do you have left? Get a good PSU.
$150... I can get more, though, if I try. I guess I can bring it up to $170. I already have the $75 AM3 DDR3 motherboard
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I'd say spend $60 of that on a good PSU.
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I'd say spend $60 of that on a good PSU.
suggestions?
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Antec, Corsair, OCZ, or PC Power & Cooling.
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Antec, Corsair, OCZ, or PC Power & Cooling.
What do you think of this?
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I believe I bought that for a friend. If not that, then a similar 600W OCZ PSU. He said it works great. I would recommend it.
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I believe I bought that for a friend. If not that, then a similar 600W OCZ PSU. He said it works great. I would recommend it.
All right! I'll try to get that one
I think I'm going to get some money for shoveling my drive way. There's like 8 inches of snow...!!!!CRAP! Snow day, though. 666 schools closed in my detroit area.

OMFG 700 WATT FOR $10 MORE!
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thats good. modular too...

you realize it'll be $90 right away, then $60 assuming you actually get the rebate. (I never do...)

EDIT: I see you don't have a GPU listed. Please tell me you don't plan on using onboard video...
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