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Old 04-14-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default little help with parts...

Hey guys...hoping someone can help me out...

I got an old abit Nforce 939 mobo that bit the dust. Got 2 sata HDD's 1 sata dvd burner, and 2 IDE HDD's with a 7800GT Pci-E GPU and running an AMD 64 3500+ (to be exact AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 939 Single-Core Processor Model ADA3500BPBOX - Retail).

I need to either replace the mobo or get something (mobo/cpu/ddr2 memory) upgrade pretty cheap. Just looking to get this PC back up and running to pass down to my son as I'm saving for a i7 PC and any money I put into this one is coming off the amount for the new one...hence why I don't want to spend a bunch.

I found the below - but 1) don't know much about the Jetway mobo and 2) want to make sure all is OK with what I picked and 3) maybe get a recommendation on a better mobo without spending a lot more...

JetWay JM26GT4 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813153120
$41.99
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231122
-$10.00 Instant
$52.99
$42.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5200DOBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103210
$54.99

actually I think this ECS board is a little better. Only thing I've seen though is the manual says AM2+ but mentions nothing for just the AM2 CPU I picked. Anyone know for sure that it'll work?

ECS A780GM-A AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813135075

$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

$69.99

OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N800SR4GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227269
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

-$13.00 Instant

$51.99
$38.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5200DOBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103210

$54.99

Subtotal: $163.97
Tax: $11.97
Shipping: $7.00
Grand Total: $182.94
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whats your budget and what will this pc be used for
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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Yeah I would definitely go with the 780G motherboard over that Jetway.

There is also a couple of ASUS boards on NEWEGG that are open box 780G's that are a few bux cheaper obviously cuz they are open box but they should be fine because they are tested before resale and if they are defective you can always return for a refund but they dont allow a replacement very often because they may not have any open box other than the one you ordered. It is all about whether or not you want to risk it with an open box item which I have never personally bought but many people I know have and have very rarely had a problem with them.

You can check THIS LINK For more info on the open box one if you would like
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whats your budget and what will this pc be used for
My budget is basically what ya see there $180ish or below.

Will be used for some gaming for the kid...school work, etc. The PC currently was able to play everything that he wanted and could even play crysis and farcry2 - not great, but it worked, LOL!

Just wanna get this one back up and rolling for at least a year for the kid.

not taking any risk for open box, but thanks for the thought.
I think what I narrowed it down to is prolly the cheapest (with the decent ECS mobo). I didn't get why the ECS manual said everything about AM2+, but nothing about AM2, which is the cpu I picked out. Just wanted to make sure that it would all be compatible.

Thx for the replies guys!
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i'll make a nice one don/t log off

and was OS are you using and what is your pc case

actually i came up with your second build lol. That would be perfect
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and was OS are you using and what is your pc case

actually i came up with your second build lol. That would be perfect
haha, thanks! I'll order those parts tomorrow then. Case will be an Antec 180 with Antec true power 550 and 7800GT.
Why doesn't it mention anyting about the AM2, and just the AM2+ in the manual though?! That's what was a little confusing to me.

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