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Thread Starter 
So I'm new to overclock.net, and newish to building computers.
As in I know what can go with what and the just of what is better. But I suck when it comes to Motherboards.
I wanna build a gaming computer, for roughly about 500 dollars. Doesn't have to be extreme, but I want something that can play the latest games decently.
Im not sure if AMD or Intel would be better. I was leaning towards AMD buut...
Any suggestions?

I know AM3 isn't really gonna be legit till later months, but I prolly won't be buying this till may or so. Just to throw that in.
    
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Athlon 64 2800+ Barton Ed. Nforce2 x850 Pro (AGP) 1gb DDR PC2700 
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post #2 of 51
does it need a case psu hdd? or just cpu, vga, mobo and ram?
   
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4ghz 1.35v ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini ZT-P10800H-10P ... Team Dark Pro 2x8GB 3000Mhz 14-14-14-31 
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Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
Hard DriveOS
Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4ghz 1.35v ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini ZT-P10800H-10P ... Team Dark Pro 2x8GB 3000Mhz 14-14-14-31 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
Hard DriveOS
Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
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CoolerMaster Storm Creative SB SupremeFX III Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202+BT4.0 
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Gigabyte UD4P
AMD Phenom II 720BE
4 GB DDR3 Ram
ATI HD4870.
post #4 of 51
Thread Starter 
yeah, sorry, im talkin like everything for it.
but i really just wanted to know if AMD or Intel would be better for gaming.
    
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Athlon 64 2800+ Barton Ed. Nforce2 x850 Pro (AGP) 1gb DDR PC2700 
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HP mid tower case 
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post #5 of 51
$500 is just too low for a decent intel specs for gaming. but if you had like $1000+, go with an i7. hmm what about lcd?
   
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
Hard DriveOS
Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
Mouse PadAudioOther
CoolerMaster Storm Creative SB SupremeFX III Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202+BT4.0 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
Hard DriveOS
Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
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CoolerMaster Storm Creative SB SupremeFX III Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202+BT4.0 
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post #6 of 51

Total ~$505

At this price range, you pretty much have to go AMD. The Athlon x2 destroys the dual core Pentiums.
Edited by low strife - 3/14/09 at 9:18pm
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post #7 of 51
Thread Starter 
I've already got a 24in lcd thats got 1920x1200res. im just gonna use dvi to hook that up.

and im not really lookin for anything bigger than a dual core. i was hopin to keep the dual core 2.7 and up. and AMD has intel way beat on prices for dual cores.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 2800+ Barton Ed. Nforce2 x850 Pro (AGP) 1gb DDR PC2700 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
82gb Maxtor (IDE) Windows 7 15in Dell 1024x768 / 24in Samsung 1920x1200 450W corsair 
Case
HP mid tower case 
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Athlon 64 2800+ Barton Ed. Nforce2 x850 Pro (AGP) 1gb DDR PC2700 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
82gb Maxtor (IDE) Windows 7 15in Dell 1024x768 / 24in Samsung 1920x1200 450W corsair 
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HP mid tower case 
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post #8 of 51
Edit: Low Strife hit the jackpot, but I disagree on the case. Rosewill R230-P-BK, my case, is only 30 bucks and isn't bad looking. It's quiet, simple, unobtrusive, people won't even know where the computer is. The mobo tray is epic as well. I have a bolt-thru cooler, but the tray allows me to remove it without removing my mobo. I love it.
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120GB WD + 1TB WD GP + 320GB WD AAJS Mystery DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64! ViewSonic P220F CRT + KDS 15" CRT 
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post #9 of 51
Thread Starter 
nice build.
i was actually lookin into the MoBo.
but i dont need a big hdd cuz i have an external for everything else.
i can just change that though.

so you would say AMD would be better for my price range?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 2800+ Barton Ed. Nforce2 x850 Pro (AGP) 1gb DDR PC2700 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
82gb Maxtor (IDE) Windows 7 15in Dell 1024x768 / 24in Samsung 1920x1200 450W corsair 
Case
HP mid tower case 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 2800+ Barton Ed. Nforce2 x850 Pro (AGP) 1gb DDR PC2700 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
82gb Maxtor (IDE) Windows 7 15in Dell 1024x768 / 24in Samsung 1920x1200 450W corsair 
Case
HP mid tower case 
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post #10 of 51
Thread Starter 
oh, and would older dvd drives work? like one from a 2002 hp? or are the cables different?

and, as for the GPU, i was planning on dual-monitoring eventually once i get yet another 24in monitor.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 2800+ Barton Ed. Nforce2 x850 Pro (AGP) 1gb DDR PC2700 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
82gb Maxtor (IDE) Windows 7 15in Dell 1024x768 / 24in Samsung 1920x1200 450W corsair 
Case
HP mid tower case 
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Athlon 64 2800+ Barton Ed. Nforce2 x850 Pro (AGP) 1gb DDR PC2700 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
82gb Maxtor (IDE) Windows 7 15in Dell 1024x768 / 24in Samsung 1920x1200 450W corsair 
Case
HP mid tower case 
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