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i was thinking of doing a x58 build but it seems to be over kill since its only to run a pretty old network.

they want to get a new one since the old one is about to pop.

trying to do this for less then 600. it doesnt need a graphics card i'll probably get the cheapest one like a 8400gs or something.

theres a microcenter near me so the i5 or i7 is dirt cheap.

i just need a motherboard to get it started.

it will run linux. just need the case part everything else we already have.

i havent built a computer in years and lost track of whats out there. would take me months to look up all the different things.

thanks for your input.

edit-
i think im going to go with a i5 since the boards are a lot cheaper.
Edited by Coolwaters - 3/2/11 at 9:27pm
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What are you trying to accomplish?
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im trying to replace the really old system before it dies on us.

judging on what it does i think even a i5 is overkill but w/e works.
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More of the question what will be the purpose of the box.
If you used it for a router or file server you could even get away with a pentium 3.
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yeah but its too old and hard to find those kind of relics.

all solid caps and build has improved. we want that. asus military grade is a nice idea
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The point was more to the fact you could use the cheapest modern hardware and it would still be a huge amount of overkill.
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
The point was more to the fact you could use the cheapest modern hardware and it would still be a huge amount of overkill.
we might expand later so its nice to have headroom even though it might be a huge one. i think im going to go with GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 or something.
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