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Old 06-06-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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I will be building a new computer, but I am new to building computers. My budget is around $550(not including Monitor, OS, etc.). Just the CPU. I already know what hard drive, RAM, Case, and Processor I want. They add up to about $350, leaving me $200 for the Motherboard and video cards. I would choose those also, but I don't know anything about motherboards or video cards. I just need an Nvidia based motherboard that is socket 939 or can support AMD Athlon 64. I'll be using this computer for light gaming like Guild Wars and school stuff.

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it really depends on your budget and what you're using the computer for. and instead of a socket 939 i would suggest a socket AM2, it supports socket939 cpus and it has ddr2.
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Right, I forgot about that. I'll edit my post.
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for that price get a 7800gs ($100) and maybe 1gb (2x512mb) Crucial ballistix ddr400 ($100)...and maybe a 50 dollar mobo...now that would be a great light gaming pc
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Well, you have to make sure the stuff you want will match our recommended motherboards. Here's what I suggest for your budget:

BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138026

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Orleans 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103639

OCZ 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227082

Does Socket AM2 really support Socket 939 CPUs? If that is so, then what's the point of AM2? I think you need AM2 compatible CPUs for Socket AM2 motherboards.
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ummm AM2 doesnt support 939, thats why they changed the name.
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ummm AM2 doesnt support 939, thats why they changed the name.
oh.. i thought they did, must of misread it some where. and since you're just going to play guildwars, a 100 dollar vid card will suffice, i ran it OK with my fx5200.
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its going to be hard to find a good motherboard and graphics card for $200 unless you can get one integrated.
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OK. I like those suggestions. But I haven't heard of AM2 until recently. What is it?
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well, if you already have a socket 939 processor and you don't feel like returning it, it isn't for you. it's basically AMDs new line of processors.
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