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i like this MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131593R

but i only have $400 to upgrade to AM2, i need a MOBO, CPU and ram, i dont need anything else

i cant decide on ram, or a CPU, i will settle for one of the Manila ones if have to

i want good ram and a good mobo first and foremost
AM3 possibilities are always open to suggestion also
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post #2 of 21
Can't you sell your current stuff to fund it?
    
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i am, and all ready have, but i have to put $400 towards a trip im going on, and ill have around $400 with the rest + extra stuff + christmas
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i should get DDRII 800 then?
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post #6 of 21
If by DDRII 800 you mean D9GMH, then sure
    
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post #7 of 21
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i mean DDR2 800 in general, i know its like mandatory for C2D but is it necessary for AM2?
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post #8 of 21
Yup, it is
    
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post #9 of 21
You need DDR2 for AM2 mobo's

I'm getting parts for my AM2 build Monday\\Tuesday...

I got the Asus M2N32 Deluxe WiFi Edition and the X2 4200+ for about $380

If you need to get RAM, CPU, and Mobo for tha your not going to be getting the best, I reccommend getting mobo and at least decent ram for the AM2, and possibly buying a AM2 processor for now from ebay or something, and upgrading it later to something better...

Personally I think you should go with GigaByte\\Asus for the AM2's so far, but the DFI's are always good, so whatever you want you should get
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post #10 of 21
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Tallmadge Ohio is close to me lol
I meant DDR2 800 specifically, i know it needs DDR2

Im going with the Crosshair mobo,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131593R

One of these RAM sticks, color matches, and i can add another later on
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231088

Either a X2 3800+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735
or a 1210 Opteron
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819105015

if i cant get one of the Dual cores, im getting a 3200+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103031
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