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im thinking about having a desktop. i currently have a acer aspire. i came up with this. im on a pretty tight budget. what do you guys think?

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The GT440 is really weak for a dedicated card. I'd either grab something better GPU wise, or go with decent integrated video.
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With that budget and requirements you should go Llano.

Biostar MATX FM1-$59

Unlocked Llano APU-$105

And get some peppier memory- especially with Llano- helps because the integrated GPU uses board memory. No reason to lowball on the memory- it costs the same to get 1600 Mhz these days- and these HyperX are 9 CL. and cost $25



That is a $59 barebones MATX Biostar board, if you are set on full ATX with a bit better sound- etc, it will be around $20 more. These components cost about $10 less than what you had chosen, and will perform better. The Llano also has Dirt3 game included.

P.S>> So your Sig Rig is just fantasy or what??? Is this for someone else?
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If you already have what is in your sig rig, just buy a GPU...
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Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel View Post

With that budget and requirements you should go Llano.
Biostar MATX FM1-$59
Unlocked Llano APU-$105
And get some peppier memory- especially with Llano- helps because the integrated GPU uses board memory. No reason to lowball on the memory- it costs the same to get 1600 Mhz these days- and these HyperX are 9 CL. and cost $25
That is a $59 barebones MATX Biostar board, if you are set on full ATX with a bit better sound- etc, it will be around $20 more. These components cost about $10 less than what you had chosen, and will perform better. The Llano also has Dirt3 game included.
P.S>> So your Sig Rig is just fantasy or what??? Is this for someone else?

it was a comp i had last year. sold it, got my laptop.
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i recommend the following . . .

PSU - $45 ($24 with rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
RAM - $28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233195
MOBO - $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157252
CPU - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

About $340 after tax and shipping. quite upgradable.

check out the OCN Market, too.
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^ I'm curious Xaphan why your FM1 build includes a redundant 6770 with an A6 3670k (i.e. waste of integrated graphics) with no motherboard and why the AM3 build does have a motherboard AND a worse card than the 6770....... and the Raidmax PSU there is garbage by the way, watch out.

 

I would also agree with Socket FM1 build as one with an A8 APU can be had for the same price as this and still offer you with a quality setup.  In the future you can Hybrid Crossfire the APU graphics with a ~6670 for increased performance.

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i picked up a fx4100 for 92 bucks nib.
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