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how about this mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157277

mabe this hard drive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136784

that hard drive is alittle bit more that the samsung you picked. but i havent had a problem with my caviar blue and its been going for 4 years strong.
 
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how about this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157277
mabe this hard drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136784
that hard drive is alittle bit more that the samsung you picked. but i havent had a problem with my caviar blue and its been going for 4 years strong.

I don't see any reason to switch hard drives. The spinpoint is cheaper and is a very reliable and fast model, perhaps even more so than the caviar blue in both respects.

As for the mobo, ASRock, HDMI, and a great price. So far so good. No USB3 but its not a deal breaker by itself. I don't know anything reguarding Hudson D2 vs D3. Anyone care to inform me? It's also lacking some expansion ability due to the matx form factor, which while also not a deal breaker, could necessitate a more expensive replacement in the future.

Any chance you guys can find a ATX mobo instead of an MATX? $55 may be cheaper than $80, but If I have to replace it with a $80 atx mobo later, that's $55 more in the long run, never mind the hassle.
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M atx should fine, it will fit 2 gpus or 2somthings, and that should be heaps, most people don't need atx, thumb.gif and it cheaper, and that's what we students love biggrin.gif
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M atx should fine, it will fit 2 gpus or 2somthings, and that should be heaps, most people don't need atx, thumb.gif and it cheaper, and that's what we students love biggrin.gif

I'd love for you to find me a matx FM1 mobo with 2 pci-e 16 slots, hdmi, and usb3 for under the cost of the boards listed so far.

I understand what you're saying, but when you get all those features and add them together, it's actually more expensive than an ATX mobo simply because there is less space to cram all the components, thus necessitating a higher end board. A low end ATX board can have all those features easily, and because it's low end, it's still cheaper.

Correct me if I'm wrong, because I would love to be, but correct me with proof, not words.
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I'd love for you to find me a matx FM1 mobo with 2 pci-e 16 slots, hdmi, and usb3 for under the cost of the boards listed so far.
I understand what you're saying, but when you get all those features and add them together, it's actually more expensive than an ATX mobo simply because there is less space to cram all the components, thus necessitating a higher end board. A low end ATX board can have all those features easily, and because it's low end, it's still cheaper.
Correct me if I'm wrong, because I would love to be, but correct me with proof, not words.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138333

10 bucks less and matx, usb3 and 2 16 slots running 16x, 4x (same as ur picl) , gpu and extension card
bam biggrin.gif and from the looks its same features as the one u linked with a more reputable maker and heck $10 less

hope this helps thumb.gif
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138333
10 bucks less and matx, usb3 and 2 16 slots running 16x, 4x (same as ur picl) , gpu and extension card
bam biggrin.gif and from the looks its same features as the one u linked with a more reputable maker and heck $10 less
hope this helps thumb.gif

Seriously lacking in the USB department. After keyboard, mouse and soundcard, we're talking about only 1 USB connection.

That said, a nice hub can fix that problem. In all other ways it looks great. Very much leaning towards this rather than the gigabyte or ECS.

Thanks! thumb.gif
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I would probably go this route:



457$ total and only 417$ after rebate.

Here you got 1866mhz RAM wich APU's like and a 6670 graphicscard.

You can save some money by buying the graphicscard later to.
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post #18 of 96
This may be on the upper end of the price spectrum but it has everything you wanted in a motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157316

Edit: SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $46.99 plus use this code EMCNCHN45 for 10% off all desktop memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&Tpk=samsung%2030nm
Edited by The_chemist21 - 7/22/12 at 7:23am
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I would probably go this route:

457$ total and only 417$ after rebate.
Here you got 1866mhz RAM wich APU's like and a 6670 graphicscard.
You can save some money by buying the graphicscard later to.

I don't really see much point to the more expensive case. I mean, it looks nicer and all, but functionally it won't make a difference considering she doesn't really need good cooling or a lot of space or anything for this budget build. It's more than likely gonna get buried under a desk and behind a pile of shoes or w/e anyway.

As for the ram, the samsungs are supposed to OC like crazy, no? I imagine I could OC them to the point that they are as good or at least close to the corsair vengeance. Correct me If I'm wrong, but if it's really gonna come down to heatsinks and a few odd mhz, I think saving some cost with the samsungs is the way to go.

The GPU would have to be added later, no way around that. It's not necessary atm and can always be added later.

Overall though, after rebate, that's a great price. The question is if that rebate will still be around (or get honored) by the time she gets around to building it. Also I'm not too keen on that mobo. I don't want such a central component to be the potential bottleneck in terms of future upgrades.
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Originally Posted by The_chemist21 View Post

This may be on the upper end of the price spectrum but it has everything you wanted in a motherboard.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157316
Edit: SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $46.99 plus use this code EMCNCHN45 for 10% off all desktop memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&Tpk=samsung%2030nm

Thanks for the RAM code! thumb.gif

The mobo looks great and all, but I think the Biostar another user posted above is the better deal considering her needs. Does everything she needs and is still cheaper (even after adding the cost of a USB hub)
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Am I the only one thinking fx would be perfect for her?

Guessing this would fit for 600:
Biostar Mobo
Fx6100
6850
WondeRAM
320gb misc drives
Maybe an ssd cache (small, 32GB)
Cheapest odd
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