AMD desktop in the budget of $700

By kunjikaly
Oct 24, 2008
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  1. I have a Monitor with me , looking for phenom x3, which one is best in my budget, suggest a good mobo with sufficient onboard graphics
    Thanking you
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Why AMD? You can build an Intel system that is much more powerful for the same price.
  3. BorisandBailey

    BorisandBailey TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 206

    Why not AMD? I use AMD and it flips my pancakes quite nicely. Anyway, ASUS boards work very well with AMD processors. Instead of a particular make, I would look for something in the $100 to $139 range at an online store like Tiger Direct. Those are very good mid-range boards. Another board would be MSI.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Only because Intel provides faster CPUs and a better upgrade path. Cost-wise, AMD still rules.
  5. BorisandBailey

    BorisandBailey TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 206

    That's true. If someone with a need for high-end graphics, production, or games, I would recommend Intel. AMD handles many of these things nicely but if you really want an edge, Intel is the ticket.
  6. kunjikaly

    kunjikaly Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Hi

    I am looking for extra core and price is attractive,
    AMD Phenom 8650 Toliman 2.3GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Processor for 119$
    and BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard . How good is Biostar.
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Most apps barely stress dual-cores now, let alone triple and quad-core ones. A faster dual-core will still be a better idea. But it's your choice.

    Anyways, yep, that particular Biostar board is an excellent OCer and is an enthusiast-level board.
  8. kunjikaly

    kunjikaly Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Thanks Boss

    My present Location is Jubail, KSA. Is there any way to buy from Newegg.
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Nope, no chance. Try buying this motherboard instead with the Phenom 8650 from Fry's (that's where the motherboard link is from). I've ordered a number of items from them and they've arrived within two days of the order, perfectly packed.
  10. kunjikaly

    kunjikaly Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Thanks

    Thanks for the advice
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