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A buddy of mine at work wants me to build him a cheap, but still fast computer. sp it'll either be Conroe-L or e4300, and possibly a DS3, which is at $114 at the egg, but I was looking at the P965 Abit boards, and they look pretty good!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127018

Anything cheaper but good, than this board?
 
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I don't know about that mobo, but don't go for the Conroe-L. Go for an E2140 or E2160. They are pretty much like an E4300 just with half the cache of it.
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Originally Posted by highwhey View Post
I don't know about that mobo, but don't go for the Conroe-L. Go for an E2140 or E2160. They are pretty much like an E4300 just with half the cache of it.
Well, the most he plays is like Diablo2, its mainly going to be used for making/editing music, so I figured we could save a bit on the CPU...
 
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post #4 of 10
The Gigabyte S3 is even cheaper than the DS3 if you want to save more

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Well, the most he plays is like Diablo2, its mainly going to be used for making/editing music, so I figured we could save a bit on the CPU...
The motherboard that you picked seems to be somewhat good. It's been said that it can hit 400FSB+.

Oh, well it's a cheaper alternative to the e4300 even though it performs like it. Why not AM2 route then? The 3600+ is only 60$ and a good oc'ing mobo for it is like 70-80$. It performs quite well in apps.
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post #6 of 10
well you could try the biostar P965 and a 4300 and see if you can get the bsel mod to work. Would be a cheap alternative but wont have raid. Other then that the abit should do just fine for a cheap board with some options and if you arent going to try for extreme ocing I would say go for it.
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post #7 of 10
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Yeah, no RAID and as far as ocing goes, it'll be whatever I can get on stock volts and cooling (which i know can be a lot on some conroes, lol)
 
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post #8 of 10
I like my board

I really really do. Its got alot of nice memory controls n stuff, look into it.

BTW, its my other rig not my sig rig...its an

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post #9 of 10
Well for what hes doing he should probably look into your sig rig Kopi, atleast the mobo I mean.

The m2n-e is a great am2 board and its pretty cheap and if you can find a open box its even cheaper. Get that and a 3600 brisbane I think it is and your all set and doing it on the cheap with pretty good performance.

Just an idea.
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post #10 of 10
Madmax is right as usual, but if he's/you're dead set on conroe...

Cheapest I've seen it in stock and probably the fastest board for the price.

http://www.tankguys.biz/product_info...oducts_id=1745
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