Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › Budget Build mATX...BOOOO...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Budget Build mATX...BOOOO...

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hey there again folks! Yet again reaching out for a few tidbits of info from the masses of this great forum. I need some advice on what I can do for a budget build for my GF. She has an old school HP 772N desktop PC and her B.Day is coming up and I want to upgrade her system as a gift. Its an mATX case that she says she wants to keep and I hate the mATX environment, however I was working on a build and here is what I have so far.

Current Mobo in the HP: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...&product=83464

New Gear List:
Mobo:http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=32...nufacture=ASUS
RAM: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...r&promoid=1029
CPU: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=33...l&promoid=1029
PSU: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=COOLERMASTER
GPU: XFX 8800GT, one of my old cards.

I am looking for other opinions of what else I can get, or if there are any other options for a descent mobo really. I am not sure about this mobo, as I have NEVER bought an mATX mobo and she doesnt really need anything insane, just something that will work well and have good functionality. Any oppinions or advice would be awsome, thanks in advance folks!
PURE DREAMS V2.0
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400@4.5ghz, E0, 1.3765vcore Gigabyte EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 275 Gskill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 RC Samsung 37" LCD TV LN37A530 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ ModXstreme Pro 600w Coolermaster CM690 Logitech G5v2 
  hide details  
Reply
PURE DREAMS V2.0
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400@4.5ghz, E0, 1.3765vcore Gigabyte EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 275 Gskill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 RC Samsung 37" LCD TV LN37A530 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ ModXstreme Pro 600w Coolermaster CM690 Logitech G5v2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 9
Are you sure an AMD build wouldn't be cheaper?

If you stick with Intel, there are cheaper mobos like ones based on the G31.
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 9
IMO, looks like her rig will give yours a good run for its money .
 
NAStradamous
(12 items)
 
HTPC01
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600k @ 4.5GHz, 1.35v GA-P67A-UD​7 (rev. 1.​0) Asus RX 580 8GB Dual Crossfire Asus RX 580 8GB Dual Crossfire 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston HyperX 16GB (4x4) DDR3-1600 Crucial MX100 512GB RAID0 (2x 256GB) CoolerMaster Liquid Pro 240mm Windows 10 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
(Fut.) Crossover 34" 3440x1440 Curved (Cur.) Dell 20/30/20 PLP Eyefinity Razer Chroma PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK II 950w 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Thermaltake View 27 Snow Edition Logitech G602 Dayton MK402 Dayton DTA-120 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
  hide details  
Reply
 
NAStradamous
(12 items)
 
HTPC01
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600k @ 4.5GHz, 1.35v GA-P67A-UD​7 (rev. 1.​0) Asus RX 580 8GB Dual Crossfire Asus RX 580 8GB Dual Crossfire 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston HyperX 16GB (4x4) DDR3-1600 Crucial MX100 512GB RAID0 (2x 256GB) CoolerMaster Liquid Pro 240mm Windows 10 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
(Fut.) Crossover 34" 3440x1440 Curved (Cur.) Dell 20/30/20 PLP Eyefinity Razer Chroma PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK II 950w 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Thermaltake View 27 Snow Edition Logitech G602 Dayton MK402 Dayton DTA-120 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 9
Melysa
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.6GHz DFI LanParty JR P45-T2RS Sapphire 7850 2GB w/ Scythe Ultra Kaze 8 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
many hard drives Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 Dell S2340L 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K120 Seasonic S12 II 620W HAF 932 Logitech G300 
  hide details  
Reply
Melysa
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.6GHz DFI LanParty JR P45-T2RS Sapphire 7850 2GB w/ Scythe Ultra Kaze 8 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
many hard drives Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 Dell S2340L 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K120 Seasonic S12 II 620W HAF 932 Logitech G300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Are you sure an AMD build wouldn't be cheaper?

If you stick with Intel, there are cheaper mobos like ones based on the G31.
AMD is not my friend. Thanks for the input, but no way..

Quote:
IMO, looks like her rig will give yours a good run for its money.
LOL! I was actually thinking the same thing......

Too much money for one, I already have the vid card, and she doesnt need crossfire. Overkill for what she does.
PURE DREAMS V2.0
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400@4.5ghz, E0, 1.3765vcore Gigabyte EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 275 Gskill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 RC Samsung 37" LCD TV LN37A530 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ ModXstreme Pro 600w Coolermaster CM690 Logitech G5v2 
  hide details  
Reply
PURE DREAMS V2.0
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400@4.5ghz, E0, 1.3765vcore Gigabyte EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 275 Gskill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 RC Samsung 37" LCD TV LN37A530 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ ModXstreme Pro 600w Coolermaster CM690 Logitech G5v2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
IMO, looks like her rig will give yours a good run for its money .
If she had were to get this mobo, it definitely would.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=ASUS
Work Horse
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.69GHZ (410 x 9) Asus Maximus II Formula EVGA 8800 Ultra (Original Beast) Corsair XMS 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
(2) Seagate 250GB ASUS DVD RW Mac OS X / Windows 7 Pro Samsung SyncMaster T240 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard ABS Tagan BZ Series 1100w Thermaltake WingRS Logitech MX Revolution 
Mouse Pad
???? 
  hide details  
Reply
Work Horse
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.69GHZ (410 x 9) Asus Maximus II Formula EVGA 8800 Ultra (Original Beast) Corsair XMS 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
(2) Seagate 250GB ASUS DVD RW Mac OS X / Windows 7 Pro Samsung SyncMaster T240 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard ABS Tagan BZ Series 1100w Thermaltake WingRS Logitech MX Revolution 
Mouse Pad
???? 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 9
Here's a build from newegg.ca
I changed the PSU i don't trust coolermaster PSU's, changed the mobo g31 will do fine with this chip and is alot cheaper, faster CPU.


CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
BIOSTAR G31-M7G DVI LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775

It comes out $22.37 (CAD) more than your build

However it has 2 more mail in rebates totaling $25 (USD)
Ugly Duckling
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e7400 @ 4Ghz (500x8) Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P MSI 8600GT Fanless OCZ DDR2 1000 4GB (2x2GB) 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
WD 640 AALS Acer x223w Antec EarthWatts 430 Ugly Old Full Tower 
Mouse
MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
Ugly Duckling
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e7400 @ 4Ghz (500x8) Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P MSI 8600GT Fanless OCZ DDR2 1000 4GB (2x2GB) 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
WD 640 AALS Acer x223w Antec EarthWatts 430 Ugly Old Full Tower 
Mouse
MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Sweet thanks for the sugguestions all! I will take them into consideration as I build up this system, however, I am only here on holidays for about a week, and will not be ordering online, I have to buy locally (EWWWWW). Dont have a choice really, but hey, its all good. I can order anything from the store and get it here overnight. Thanks for all the help and appreciate the input!
PURE DREAMS V2.0
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400@4.5ghz, E0, 1.3765vcore Gigabyte EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 275 Gskill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 RC Samsung 37" LCD TV LN37A530 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ ModXstreme Pro 600w Coolermaster CM690 Logitech G5v2 
  hide details  
Reply
PURE DREAMS V2.0
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400@4.5ghz, E0, 1.3765vcore Gigabyte EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 275 Gskill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 RC Samsung 37" LCD TV LN37A530 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ ModXstreme Pro 600w Coolermaster CM690 Logitech G5v2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 9
Just bought a Gigabyte G31 microATX and it's pretty nice. It should do everything that she needs. $50 USD on Newegg I believe.
 
File Server
(8 items)
 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsGraphics
i7 6700HQ Intel HD530 AMD R450 nVidia GTX1070 Mini 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB LP-DDR3 512GB NVMe macOS 3x QNIX QX2710 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Mechanical Keyboard Disco 87w USB-C Apple Adapter Unibody Aluminum Zowie EC2 eVo 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries QCK 18" Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Rode Procaster Macki ProFX8v2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Dual Intel E5520 (4c/8t) Dell OEM Intel Onboard 24GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
10x 8TB Seagate Archive SMR Ubuntu 16.04LTS Dual 750w Dell C2100 
  hide details  
Reply
 
File Server
(8 items)
 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsGraphics
i7 6700HQ Intel HD530 AMD R450 nVidia GTX1070 Mini 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB LP-DDR3 512GB NVMe macOS 3x QNIX QX2710 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Mechanical Keyboard Disco 87w USB-C Apple Adapter Unibody Aluminum Zowie EC2 eVo 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries QCK 18" Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Rode Procaster Macki ProFX8v2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Dual Intel E5520 (4c/8t) Dell OEM Intel Onboard 24GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
10x 8TB Seagate Archive SMR Ubuntu 16.04LTS Dual 750w Dell C2100 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › Budget Build mATX...BOOOO...