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E2160 for $56 shipped - http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0280361
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I just got offered a 4000+ Dual-Core for 35 shipped. Should I take it?

It's 2.0ghz and Dual Core, so only a little bit behind the 4200+.
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get it.!
    
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I bought the 4000+ for 35 bucks shipped, hopefully it performs well.

I also just got offered an x800 128mb for 28 shipped. How's that sound?
Edited by Retrospekt - 6/7/08 at 2:43pm
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X800 are nice cards. He could even game a little. I mean, I was able to run Oblivion on a Pentium 4 Northwood with an X850PRO (flashed to XT). Of course not at high settings, but medium... it ran nicely. The dual core AMD plus the X800 is very nice.
    
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Make sure the mb you gets supports the x800 (is it PCIe or AGP)

If AGP i'd skip as it'll limit future upgrades
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Since you got an AMD processor I'd just grab one of the 780g boards and skip the video card all together for a build on this tight of a budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186141

That one sticks out, or one of the open box ones.
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I would get that if I were looking to play any games. Otherwise it's sort of a waste of money.

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Since you got an AMD processor I'd just grab one of the 780g boards and skip the video card all together for a build on this tight of a budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186141

That one sticks out, or one of the open box ones.
The thing is, most boards with onboard video are mAtx. mAtx don't exactly have a good reputation in terms of overclocking.

Although, Jazino is selling this one for 45 bucks shipped, and it looks to be ok. One review says it does not overclock. the other says he got a 3200+ to 2.9 stable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813154014
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I would get that if I were looking to play any games. Otherwise it's sort of a waste of money.



The thing is, most boards with onboard video are mAtx. mAtx don't exactly have a good reputation in terms of overclocking.

Although, Jazino is selling this one for 45 bucks shipped, and it looks to be ok. One review says it does not overclock. the other says he got a 3200+ to 2.9 stable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813154014
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...king/page4.asp

Google revealed a lot of similiar results, for 780g mATX boards, they overclock fine, and the graphics are supposedly amazing for integrated.
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