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140 dollar hard limit, need ram also. Advice needed.

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So like the title says I have a 140 dollar HARD limit that I can't go past simply because I do not have the funds for it. My current cpu is an athlon 2 x3, ram dd2 4gb (2x2gb sticks). I am completely fine with open box mobos, and ram if you can find it.

I also need some form of IDE to SATA converter as I have a 160gb ide drive and a 320gb, I think this one would do fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186095

So we are at 130 for Mobo + ram

This is what I had in mind:
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148654

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519R

Do you guys have any suggestions, I would like to get 8gb some time in the future and yes I already have non OEM windows disk and everything.

Trying to stay away from MicroATX boards as my current one in my Haf 912 looks absolutely ridiculous, Also staying away from >900 series chipsets as I MIGHT want to upgrade to steamroller.

I was also thinking of this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873R
And maybe upping the ram to 8gb, 2x the ram I listed earlier.

I realize I would be going from an 8+2 phase to a 4+2 phase but does it really matter when the most I am going to overclock in it are probably an athlon 2 x3 or something like and FX 6300?

My current mobo is AM3 (not +) has a 95w tdp limit, and has absolutely no VRM cooling.
post #2 of 5
If you're fine with open box you can get a ASRock 990FX Extreme3 for 90$ and get a G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) or buy a used Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) for 40$ each.
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Just wondering why buy the ASrock Extreme 3 over what I picked. Oh and I forgot, since I am buying budget parts I don't really need crossfire/SLi. I also would like to get 8gbs of ram as I just checked and running skyrim I have about 300mb free. (reported by task manager when minimizing the game) This was also in a remote location of the game.
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Yeah the Extreme3 would be better for crossfire/SLi but if you don't need that you should get a cheaper mobo like the other one you listed and get a 2x4Gb Ram.
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Ah, I just got a call and I have a job lined up some time next week. I'm thinking of waiting to see where my budget lies then. I'd rather get a better mobo so I don't have issues with expanding my system later down the line. I am really sorry for wasting your time man.
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