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my budget is 300 shipped and this is what i came up with

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Edited by philhalo66 - 8/3/11 at 7:00am
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Looks good enough. To bad you couldnt find dual channel RAM, nor does it seem all to reliable.
Consider buying a used GTX 460. That would save you a bit more money. and I dont see any EVGA Geforce GTX 460's being crapped out because its used anytime soon. Then, you could get more quality RAM.
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Yeah, what's up with the single stick of RAM? Also, why do you want an AM3 board with an Nvidia chipset? ...for $90+ even. I don't think it can unlock cores. I would just grab an inexpensive AM3+ board, such as this Gigabyte.

Edit: That's seriously an awful motherboard choice. $90 for an old chipset, no USB 3 or SATA 6.0Gbps... You can get a pretty sweet board for $140 if you can fit that into your budget. Which you should if you buy a used video card - nothing wrong with that.

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So, to recap:

Get that $140 motherboard.
Buy a 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 kit for $60.
Use the $100 to find a good used video card, which shouldn't be too hard.

Edit: Wrong about core unlocking. Sorry.
Edited by t-ramp - 8/3/11 at 7:44am
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Looks good enough. To bad you couldnt find dual channel RAM, nor does it seem all to reliable.
Consider buying a used GTX 460. That would save you a bit more money. and I dont see any EVGA Geforce GTX 460's being crapped out because its used anytime soon. Then, you could get more quality RAM.
I'd like to have Dual channel but my memory budget is 25 dollars maximum but that one will do for a while anyway right? Also i don't like to buy off here both times i did i got screwed so i would like to avoid buying on here if at all possible.

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Yeah, what's up with the single stick of RAM? Also, why do you want an AM3 board with an Nvidia chipset? ...for $90+ even. I don't think it can unlock cores. I would just grab an inexpensive AM3+ board, such as this Gigabyte.
$104.99 that's why if you read the first sentence you will understand why
and i also like Nvidia and SLI is a HUGE plus for me i will be buying another 460 before the year is out.
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$104.99 that's why if you read the first sentence you will understand why
and i also like Nvidia and SLI is a HUGE plus for me i will be buying another 460 before the year is out.
Guess what? The new 990X chipset supports SLI. And you won't cripple yourself with the lack of features on that motherboard you linked.

Why is your RAM budget $25? On that note, pay me $25 and I'll send you a 2 x 2GB G.Skill DDR3 kit.
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Guess what? The new 990X chipset supports SLI. And you won't cripple yourself with the lack of features on that motherboard you linked.

Why is your RAM budget $25? On that note, pay me $25 and I'll send you a 2 x 2GB G.Skill DDR3 kit.
guess what that board is also well over 300 dollars. and read what i said above i don't buy off here. I'd rather have new that way i wont be getting scammed(no offense).

and whats wrong with that mobo i linked you haven't listed 1 issue you just been trolling it. i want a reason why and don't say BECAUSE NVIDIA because i want nvidia.

my ram budget is 25 because i only have $300 not a penny more i can't afford it.
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guess what that board is also well over 300 dollars. and read what i said above i don't buy off here. I'd rather have new that way i wont be getting scammed(no offense).

and whats wrong with that mobo i linked you haven't listed 1 issue you just been trolling it. i want a reason why and don't say BECAUSE NVIDIA because i want nvidia.
Obviously you haven't been reading my posts. 1) Nvidia chipset = no core unlocking. 2) No USB 3.0 or SATA 6.0Gbps. 3) Over $100 with shipping. It simply isn't worth it when for a relatively insubstantial amount more you can get a new motherboard that is vastly superior and supports SLI! I don't mean to offend you or anything like that, but it shouldn't be a hard decision.

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my ram budget is 25 because i only have $300 not a penny more i can't afford it.
Then wait until you have more! Don't buy a Spring 2010 motherboard and single channel RAM just because it seems like a good option for your budget,

Also, like I said, I'll send you a dual-channel kit for $25. I promise it works.

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Futureproof yourself for upgrades with this mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157262

I recently did a build for a friend with this mobo and it worked great.
There you go. There's no reason not to get something like that ASRock.

Edit: Wrong about core unlocking. Sorry.
Edited by t-ramp - 8/3/11 at 7:44am
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Futureproof yourself for upgrades with this mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157262

I recently did a build for a friend with this mobo and it worked great.
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Obviously you haven't been reading my posts. 1) Nvidia chipset = no core unlocking. 2) No USB 3.0 or SATA 6.0Gbps. 3) Over $100 with shipping. It simply isn't worth it when for a relatively insubstantial amount more you can get a new motherboard that is vastly superior and supports SLI! I don't mean to offend you or anything like that, but it shouldn't be a hard decision.
go read the features of the board its a crime to lie about things like core unlocking (false advertising) so i doubt ASUS is going to lie about that. when you have a set budget you have only 1 or 2 choices and this board was the only one under 100 dollars to have what i need. and USB 3.0 is useless for me and my HDD are old so only Sata 2.0 and the gigabyte board you linked would be dead in a week (no fet cooling)

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Futureproof yourself for upgrades with this mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157262

I recently did a build for a friend with this mobo and it worked great.
way over my budget plus only 4+1 phase= blown up mobo
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go read the features of the board its a crime to lie about things like core unlocking (false advertising) so i doubt ASUS is going to lie about that. when you have a set budget you have only 1 or 2 choices and this board was the only one under 100 dollars to have what i need. and USB 3.0 is useless for me and my HDD are old so only Sata 2.0 and the gigabyte board you linked would be dead in a week (no fet cooling)

way over my budget plus only 4+1 phase= blown up mobo
Crap, sorry about saying it didn't unlock cores. I apologize for that.

But, regarding your "way over my budget" comment: It's the exact same price after rebate as the one you linked! Also, don't act like you're an expert about VRMs and Mosfets. There's far more to it than what phase design a board uses.
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