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looks good. Maybe add a CM 212+ if he wants to do OC.
I already have a CoolerMaster Hyper 101.. Is that an awful cooler?
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I disagree. I used a Biostar A880G+ (the thing even uses some electrolytic caps!) for a friend's build. Great motherboard, great bios. Even the cheapo Biostar boards are pretty good.
+1 I actually have two Biostar 880G+ mobos in two different rigs. Both OC Athlon II X2s to 3500mhz with stock voltage.

Great mobos.
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post #23 of 49
By the way -- I realize you're trying to keep costs to a minimum, but I'm looking at that 160GB hard drive and thinking... hmm... have you looked at larger hard drives? They're only a couple bucks more, cheap enough that $35.99 for a 160GB drive is really a horrible, horrible deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148395
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Every time you update it you should change it in the OP since that's the first thing they see. Get something other than the CM 335, case is horrible for cable management. Better options out there for the same/less such as the gamma.
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RUN FROM MSI MOBO it will explode and die and possibly kill you! DO NOT get an MSI motherboard. You will be sorry!
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post #26 of 49
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Every time you update it you should change it in the OP since that's the first thing they see. Get something other than the CM 335, case is horrible for cable management. Better options out there for the same/less such as the gamma.
what do you recommend?
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post #27 of 49
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I already have a CoolerMaster Hyper 101.. Is that an awful cooler?
Since this is a budget build so 101 should be fine but 212+ is way better. Extra $10 makes a huge different especially do OC and if your friend goes for x4 or x6 in near future.
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I already have a 101 so I dont want to drop another 30 dollars.
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post #29 of 49
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RUN FROM MSI MOBO it will explode and die and possibly kill you! DO NOT get an MSI motherboard. You will be sorry!
What?
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I disagree. I used a Biostar A880G+ (the thing even uses some electrolytic caps!) for a friend's build. Great motherboard, great bios. Even the cheapo Biostar boards are pretty good.
Biostar makes good products across all price ranges.
The A770E3 Board is a monster (Low End) and my current board is doing an amazing job (Mid-High).

Biostar is not ASUS, but when you dont have tons of money and want good components with good performance Biostar Motherboards are a great choice.
They are reliable, and save you money for CPU, GPU, RAM etc.

When I built the Budgiteer I only had $550 to buy everything including a monitor. Buying a Biostat A770E3 allowed me to get a better CPU and GPU than I would have if I went with ASUS or Gigabyte.


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RUN FROM MSI MOBO it will explode and die and possibly kill you! DO NOT get an MSI motherboard. You will be sorry!
Try again. MSI Motherboards are fine. Ive had much better luck with MSI than I have with EVGA Boards.
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