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post #11 of 14
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If it’s used for photos/videos you will benefit from a SSD drive much more than going from DDR2 to DDR3
SSD is too expensive, again this is a budget and simple build. Just trying to get this machine from an am2+ w/ ddr2 to something faster. 1.8ghz vs 3.1ghz should be a good boost on this aging machine.
post #12 of 14
i wouldnt bother getting a motherboard that wont last.

What is your budget? here are some combos

180 dollar range - quad with graphics


ASRock A55M-HVS FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157277

AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3650WNGXBOX
Item #: N82E16819103943


Subtotal: $178.98


This build will ensure you have the gpu power needed to last the test of time for basic use. Asrock is also a very good brand for cheaper motherboards.
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130 dollar range - quad or tri - with low graphics (not able to stream full HD)

AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX450WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103886

MSI NF725GM-P43 AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 & nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item#: N82E16813130594

Subtotal: $122.98

I currently am using this processor and it unlocks to 4 cores. Im not saying they all will but this is a good deal given the chances it can. Also, this board seems to be getting good reviews on newegg. If you want you could also upgrade this cpu to a phenom II x3 720 for about 10 more dollars, and these also unlock but have the more cache.
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Intel route 170 dollar range - dual (with HT) and good graphics


Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32100

ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157241

Full HD 3000 graphics (slightly worse than HD 5450), and a good budget board.
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Grand Total:* $168.98 - with promocode on processor

Intel route: 130 dollar range - dual with decent graphics (able to stream full hd)

Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623G620
Item #: N82E16819116399

ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157241

Subtotal: $126.98


For about 10 more dollars you can bump this up to a G840 which is 2.8 ghz but otherwise the same. These have decent graphics for doing basic thing as well. Again Asrock is a good budget brand.
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post #13 of 14
prices are ofcourse from newegg.com
    
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Thanks, I just ordered the biostar athlon x2 combo. Again, my wife doesn't care about lasting graphics and the onboard on the biostar is good enough for her needs. Its been a while since I dabbled with an amd build so I wanted to ask.

Thanks for all the help guys. /thread
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