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no, they're 30 dollars more
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84.99 - 54.99 = 30.00
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84.99 - 54.99 = 30.00
There was a $20 rebate.
    
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Here's the way I figure it. If they can deal with using that old crap, then even what we'd consider low end would still be more than enough for them. And to make them feel like they got a new computer, get a new case.

Use the board you picked, but then get:

Cheaper RAM (It will be identical at stock)

Cheap case like this

I mean, I assume you aren't going to overclock it, just in case they decide to use it as long as the compaq
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This is the cheapest one right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135075
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
Here's the way I figure it. If they can deal with using that old crap, then even what we'd consider low end would still be more than enough for them. And to make them feel like they got a new computer, get a new case.

Use the board you picked, but then get:

Cheaper RAM (It will be identical at stock)

Cheap case like this

I mean, I assume you aren't going to overclock it, just in case they decide to use it as long as the compaq
Great suggestions, and exactly my pov. It would be a GIGANTIC upgrade from their compaq. And I hadn't thought of that ram. Thanks for the tip.

Although with the Corsairs, they might be able to get Dual Channel for about the same. Time for some math. Thanks !
    
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
This is the cheapest one right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135075
That looks like a great board tbh..

What do you guys think of ECS ?

I had skimped on the other boards because of the brand. I'm weighing in..

Asus 690G VS. ECS 780G

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Wow, that's really somehting to consider! I would only need to add ram/hdd to get it running.

I just thought the 690G might be a little more powerful. Thanks so much guys for all the feedback !
Edited by PeDrO305 - 5/27/08 at 5:51pm
    
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personally id say asus
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ECS is mostly a budget MB and usually doesn't have good OC options in the BIOS but you don't need that any way.
The 780G OB video will score like 2000 in 3DMark06,it blows away the old OB stuff.
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