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ThunderAeroI January 9 2013 02:33 AM

Help me build a computer
I have been out of the tech scene for some time and I'd like to replace the mobo/CPU/mem of my computer. I have only three conditions:

-1. the total cost of those three parts is less than $300.
-2. the mobo MUST have optical out
-3. I'd like an AMD processor (as I have all the right fans and sinks for an AM2/3).

I looked at NewEgg and TigerDirect, but I'm at a loss for what actually may be good.

The machine is mostly an entertainment center, but it does gaming often as well. I currently have a Pcie 9800GT 1G Graphic card that would stay with the setup.

Do you have any links to stores that would work to complete the set?


ThunderAeroI January 9 2013 03:20 AM

Re: Help me build a computer
I'm thinking something like this I suppose:

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131873
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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CORSAIR 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV8GX3M1A1333C9
Item #: N82E16820233269
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
($39.99 each)

AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4170FRGUBOX
Item #: N82E16819106009
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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GalaxyX January 11 2013 05:04 PM

Re: Help me build a computer
Those parts are actually not bad at all. For what you need you'd be happy with them.

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