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Looking for a new CPU and motherboard. This is going into a computer that will be used for mostly storage, so in terms its a small server. That being said I would like the board to do RAID 1 or 5. requested specs are:

For antec 300 so mobo needs to be itx, micro-atx or atx.
4 or 5 sata connections required (more is fine)
onboard graphics
dont care about audio
around 150 USD for motherboard and CPU
good reviews
quality brand (such as intel, evga)
can be either AMD or intel.
board allow up to 4gb or more ram
will purchase from newegg


so what are you thinking?
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this looks like a good potential board and CPU
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BIOSTAR N68S3+ AM3 NVIDIA MCP68S Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138293

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX250OCGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103903

$114.98
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anoob View Post
BIOSTAR N68S3+ AM3 NVIDIA MCP68S Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138293

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX250OCGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103903

$114.98
thanks, not a fan of biostar, i am RMAing the one i have.

ill get this
mobo CPU


with a new
PSU
Edited by graphicsman - 1/27/11 at 12:24pm
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any other ideas?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by graphicsman View Post
any other ideas?
What happen to buying what you wanted? I would say maybe Core i3 or the Gxxxx variants for the 1155 socket platform but they're not even out yet until Q2 2011.

But for an Intel setup you can still go the tried and true LGA 775 platform.

$69.99
Intel Pentium E5500 2.8GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80571E5500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116367

$53.99
Intel Celeron E3400 Wolfdale 2.6GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80571E3400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116348

$59.99
MSI G41M-E43 LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130260

$99.99
GIGABYTE GA-D525TUD Intel Atom D525@ 1.8GHz 1M L2 cache BGA559 Intel NM10 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128452

Atom Combo ITX = $99.99
With Celeron CPU = $113.98
With Pentium CPU = $129.98

There isn't much choice for anything low end for Intel. Anything LGA 1156 is going to be out of your budget. AMD meets your budget though, you can consider the Atom Intel combo. But other than that, I don't think there is much else left in the low end.

$37.99
AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor SDX140HBGQBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103698
$64.99
GIGABYTE GA-MA78LMT-S2 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128455

AMD Setup = $102.98
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