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Old 06-27-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hi Guys, Looking for a mobo and CPU combo with 8GB og RAM. I want to spend around $120-140. I have no idea which mobos or CPU's that are decent for that price. I am not a gamer but I am looking for a core 2 duo. I would like this computer to last at least a few years.

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Old 06-27-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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Good luck. The cheapest Core 2 Duo goes for $119.99 from Newegg.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:07 PM   #3
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What about some of the combo deals? My bad, I think I saw duel core but not duo.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:11 PM   #4
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The cheapest combo is this one: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale - Intel BOXDG41TY LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - $184.98

That motherboard has only two memory slots and will support 8GB, the cheapest 8GB (2x 4GB) kit I could find costs $229.99!

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Old 06-27-2009, 08:14 PM   #5
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AR, how would I tell if my case and PSU would be compatible with those 2 items?

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For the combo I posted, your case needs to be at least a micro-ATX type and most any power supply with a 24-pin connector will work. What case and power supply do you currently have?
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Good question, how can I tell without opening up the case?

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Hey.
On newegg they have a combo goin whhere u get a free biostar mobo when you buy the P2 940.
Quad core...3.0 GHz
I'll link to it in a sec.

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What computer do you have now that this will be going into? Is it a prebuilt like a Dell or Compaq?
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It was built by a third party vendor that my school went though. That is probably no help to you though.
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