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Old 05-08-2006, 04:19 AM   #1
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hey im not so good with choosing the best parts so i was wondering if anyone could give some idea with what motherboard n processor to get within a $300 range that would be great , i'll be using it mainly for gaming btw
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Old 05-08-2006, 06:47 AM   #2
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An AMD then would suffice very well.

How about this CPU? Someone else could recommend a good motherboard to go with it.

I suggest this:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103572

It costs $162 and you have room to spend for an excellent motherboard!

You could also dabble in overclocking if you wished, which with a good motherboard and RAM setup, could get it faster than a model almost twice this price.
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An AMD then would suffice very well.

How about this CPU? Someone else could recommend a good motherboard to go with it.

I suggest this:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103572

It costs $162 and you have room to spend for an excellent motherboard!

You could also dabble in overclocking if you wished, which with a good motherboard and RAM setup, could get it faster than a model almost twice this price.
Ehhhh, i would spend more money on a cpu and get a motherboard with less features.
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Old 05-08-2006, 10:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: mother board + processor

I would probably get the motherboard I have, MSI K8N Neo4-F. $80 motherboard.

This would give enough space to get maybe... an amd64 3500+ 'venice', $203 on newegg. nice fast CPU for gaming.
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SLI motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128301

Processor:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103572

You might want to get a really nice CPU and jump out of the motherboard until you have more money.
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Yeah, thats the CPU I chose, and would be almost the same in performance to a 3500+ anyway, and if overclocked, could reach that easily anyway, so buying a chip thats almost double the price (like me) might not be such a good idea.
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Lol, yeah just get some nice cooling and OC.
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Old 05-08-2006, 05:13 PM   #8
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I recommend my motherboard. It's really a steal for what you get. I think it's about 80 bucks now... The reviews (last time I checked) are quite astounding, so check out the A8N5X!
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im not sure how much the 3700+ is but that paired with jamxx's motherboard would be good
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