Help me build a computer

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  1. ThunderAeroI

    ThunderAeroI Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ThunderAeroI

    ThunderAeroI Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $99.99


    CORSAIR 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV8GX3M1A1333C9
    Item #: N82E16820233269
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $79.98
    ($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
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
     
  3. GalaxyX

    GalaxyX Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Those parts are actually not bad at all. For what you need you'd be happy with them.
     

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