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CPU / Mobo Combo

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by bruins004, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. bruins004 New Member

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    So I am back for a bit and need some help.
    One of my rigs is starting to go and I am looking to redo my rig #1.

    So I need a good CPU / mobo combo for roughly $200.
    I have been out of the game for a while and dont know the best bang for the buck.
    Not looking to OC at all.

    Also, I am looking for a good modular PSU for a reasonable price.
    I know the Corsair ones are awesome, however, the modular ones are a bit expensive.

    Thanks guys.
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    This is a bit over the budget but its a pretty good deal AMD Phenom II X4 945 and a Gigabyte MA-770 AM3 board for $212,but it be great for gaming.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.335020
    Although you would need buy DDR3 ram aswell.

    As for modular PSU the corsair 650W be great:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

    Not sure if the new Antec Truepower New is good but it sounds promising:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371021

    Edit:
    OCZ ModXstream 600W:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

    Silverstone Strider 600w:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817163109
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2010
  3. bruins004 New Member

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    Thanks for the help here.
    That looks like a solid CPU / mobo combo.

    How does that far against the AMD Athlon II X3 440 as I heard this was a great game performer and from what I heard lately the 4 cores are not really used for gaming.

    Also, I dont think I need 600W+ as I only have a 7800GT for the video card (may pickup a slightly stronger card).
    Looking for a slightly cheaper PSU that is a solid performer.
    Unfort. the OCZs seem to have ripple and I have not had luck with them.
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