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Need CPU, Mobo and Ram

By h_pavon
Aug 29, 2007
  1. I'm trying to build a cpu from scratch for my son, I need something to pair up with a Sata Hard Drive and a 7800gt 256mb DDR3 video card. I can spend exactly 200 US$ and need some recomendations, the PC will be used for gaming and was thinking of 2gb ram 800fsb which is around $80 which leaves me with 120 dolla for cpu and mobo. Im planing on going with AMD CPU but I still need a good, powerfull and cheap mobo... what are your recommendations?

    10x in advance!
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,067   +169

    You are in Central America? If you had $400 you might have better luck with this task... Check around locally. Someone might have a complete system available for your $200, that you can part-out
     
  3. h_pavon

    h_pavon TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

    Yes I am in Honduras, Central America but I get all my PC needs from newegg, frys, tigerdirect. I have 3 brothers in the US or I can have them shipped here, thats no problem.

    I was planning on spending 70-80 US$ on 2gb 800fsb ram, an AMD 64 X2 for around $70 and the remaining 50 dolla on a cheap but functional AM2 mobo which I dont have a clue in what to get. I hope to get help here, I want cpu and ram to pair up 7800gt 256mb ddr3 and sata hard drive.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,067   +169

    Cool... that makes a difference. I buy 99% of my computer parts from Newegg. I knew they didn't ship outside the US. I'm trying to build a complete system for $400 right now and Newegg has complete systems, minus a monitor and printer for about $400. That DDR3 memory need is going to make the motherboard more expensive. If you stayed with DDR or DDR2 memory you might be able to get a motherboard for $60 or so. A processor $65 and memory $45
     
  5. h_pavon

    h_pavon TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

    yeh man, thats more like it... but im still trying to figure out a good AM2 mobo, im not planning on OC, but need something cheap and stable.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,067   +169

    There are a lot of AM2 boards resonably priced, but they use DDR or DDR2 memory Biostar, Foxconn, MSI?
     
  7. h_pavon

    h_pavon TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

    Yes brother, so many options... check this ones out:
    ECS GeForce6100SM-M (1.0), its a best seller.
    ASUS M2N-MX SE, just a good brand within price range.

    What do you think? can any1 recommend a cheap but powerfull and stable mobo?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,067   +169

    The Newegg ECS reviews are better than the ASUS reviews...
     
  9. h_pavon

    h_pavon TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

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