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post #1 of 14
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I just caught a Intel E2200 CPU & an ECS 945GCT-M Motherboard for $79.99.
(Even though I linked from Newegg I didn't get it from there)

I figure the processor itself cost about $80 so this mobo was basically free. What does everybody think?
post #2 of 14
read some of the reviews for the mobo....not that great
But consider that board free...
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post #3 of 14
Not too bad, but that ecs board is crap imo. I doubt it will have many overclocking options. Itll be great for a ssf build / htpc.
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post #4 of 14
Its a good deal if you just re-sell the MB for cheap and make a bit back, but yeah, that MB is more or less useless for overclocking, maybe for a file-server / htpc it would work great I suppose.
post #5 of 14
cpu is a good deal , it is about 78 right now , that mobo is fine for a pc where no overclocking is done etc
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post #6 of 14
Even if the board is crap, for $80 I think it's quite a deal.
post #7 of 14
Well without commenting on whether I think they're the best components, etc, Yeah I'd say it's a good price. You paid much less than what you'd have bought them new, so I think you did a good job
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post #8 of 14
nice as long as your not going for insane gaming/overclocking rig.
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post #9 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by decapitator View Post
nice as long as your not going for insane gaming/overclocking rig.
Yeah my thoughts exactly. These are going into a $300.00 budget build for my freind, so needless to say this won't win any awards.
post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by APOLLOSTEES View Post
Yeah my thoughts exactly. These are going into a $300.00 budget build for my freind, so needless to say this won't win any awards.
this is great for budget builds! just make sure buy a decent PSU to power the rig
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