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budget build (best cpu and motherboard bundle)

post #1 of 11
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ive been building a very budget-oriented gaming rig and ordered all of the semi final components off newegg today.
now all I have left is the motherboard and cpu to buy.
I think the most I should spend on these two is around $150
i have a microcenter nearby, so those bundles are open for consideration
ive been thinking of getting a phenom II x4 820 with a decent motherboard but im not sure what the best choice for this budget would be

any suggestions?
any help would be appreciated
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post #2 of 11
$150 for an x4 820 (which takes up $100) and board is probably not going to work out very well...
I'd suggest you up that budget or go to Microcenter, on Newegg even an Athlon II x4 + very cheap board not designed for overclocking is $160. Microcenter's boards really aren't overclocking-suitable either but they're free with the CPU.
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/8/11 at 7:50pm
post #3 of 11
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how about Phenom™ II X4 840 and a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20Socket%20AM3
it'd be 120 at microcenter
and even though there is no l3 cache on the processor, from the statistics I've read, it doesn't make THAT much of a difference
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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post #4 of 11
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or mabe even http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-249-_-Product

looks decent even though its pretty old.
only concern I would have is if I'd be able to run the g skill 1600 ram (that I already got) at the correct speed
first build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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post #5 of 11
Not too good idea if you're going to OC, MSI boards are really not very well suited for OC-ing due to VRM problems (blowing up). Same deal with 790X-G45.
You won't have any problems with 1600Mhz RAM on AMD platforms; ignore what motherboards say about memory support, memory controller is on CPU and not mobo.
post #6 of 11
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hmmmmm alright then
could you suggest some decent board suitable for overclocking that aren't too expensive?
haha, i just happened to be reading http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...hase-list.html when you mentioned the VRM issues.
first build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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post #7 of 11
Best CPU for under $100: Athlon II X3 450 3.2Ghz
I think it's around $80 right now, and for games and most apps it will perform just as well or nearly as well as some other cpu's that are twice as much.
The only other CPU in that price range worth considering is the Phenom II X2 555 3.2Ghz. That's is the cpu I have, that's why I can recommend it. The price has dropped a lot on that one lately. So it's a good value, multiplier unlocked, and has the possibility to unlock extra cores.

I'd chose one of those two for any budget build.
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post #8 of 11
How about around exactly $150 for x4 840 + M4A87TD/USB3
Keep the OC below 1.475V and you should be fine, since the x4 840 is a 95W stock TDP processor and not as VRM heavy. You would want at least a good quality 4+1 for OC-ing though.
post #9 of 11
as good as it gets :
Biostar Mobo + 820
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post #10 of 11
That's an 840 in that combo and somewhat over budget, but does look okay.
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