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hey guys.
so i bet my boss i could build him a better computer than the one sitting in his desk for about 400, he actually called my bluff and now i stand to get 150 if i can do it.
now it shouldnt be too hard because he's got a pos bestbuy server sitting in there, but my problem is that there are way too many choices.

so far i figured i get a
965 x4 cpu
with a Biostar N68S3+ Socket AM3 MCP68S mATX AMD Motherboard
some g.skill for it
a cheap 400 watt psu from antec
and maybe a cheap case from antec as well..

what do you guys think?
ill probably be reusing his hdd since its got company info on it.
and i already found a good liteon dvd drive for about 18.

any other builds welcome.
thanks!
    
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post #2 of 23
OCN market. you can get everything for WAY cheaper. And he will never know. What are his specs?
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post #3 of 23
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currently... mmm good question one second sir
    
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post #4 of 23
Drop that 965. Go for a Athlon II x4 630/5/40/45. No way your boss needs a Black Edition for playing Farmville.

Or.. you could pick up a new Zacate mITX or mATX 18w APU
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post #5 of 23
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muhahahahaha!
its a cheap dell optiflex 475 running a
intel 1.86 dual core 6300
with 1 gb of ram
muahahah
a BEAST i tells you.
this might be WAY harder to beat.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by boom50cal View Post
Drop that 965. Go for a Athlon II x4 630/5/40/45. No way your boss needs a Black Edition for playing Farmville.

Or.. you could pick up a new Zacate mITX or mATX 18w APU
hahahah youre probably way right on that farmville comment. alright dropping the bex4.
what about that mobo? figured the same with an intergrated gpu might hold him off.
    
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post #7 of 23
ASUS Zacate APU(CPU/GPU) $140
Cheap DDR3 $40
Xigmatek Case $30
Seasonic 300W $45

DVD Drive $20ish

Bam, around $300
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post #8 of 23
Are you guys satisfied buying those Biostar and sometimes MSI motherboards? I have always stayed away from budget boards but there sure seems to be a market. I do notice (unoffical survey) that many OC problems (I know you are not overclocking) involve budget boards.
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post #9 of 23
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ive never bought a biostar mobo, im wondering the same
    
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post #10 of 23
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the zacate sounds nice, but i guess i should have mentioned hes going to be running our normal glass programs on it.
@1.60ghz
wouldn't the 1.86 be better tho if i match the ram on both?
    
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