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July 11, 2010, 02:31 PM
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Well you can't use that ram with that motherboard as its DDR3 ram mobo and you are looking at ddr2 RAM. I can in a little bit link you what my current htpc build is as i found for me my ionitx doesnt have enough sata ports to act as a htpc and server.
Silverstone Grandia GD05B Black HTPC mATX Desktop Case 1X5.25 2X3.5INT 1X2.5INT 3X120MM Fan No PS $87.04
AMD Phenom X3 8250E Triple Core Energy Efficient Processor 1.9GHZ 1.5MB L2 2MB L3 65W AM2+ OEM $45.64
ASUS M4A785-M mATX AM3/AM2+ 785G DDR2 PCI-E16 PCI-E 2XPCI SATA RAID Video Sound GBLAN Motherboard $74.95
Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400CX 400W ATX 12V 30A Power Supply Active PFC 120MM $48.49 (22$ MIR on it until the end of the month)
All of these things have been price matched with NCIX and comes in at 256.12$
Thanks. Where did you pricematch the Phenom X3 to get it at $45?
Also, would the configuration I posted above work if I switch to any DD3 memory? This is pretty affordable:
NCIX.com - Buy Patriot Signature 2GB 1X2GB DDR3-1333 CL9 Memory Module - PSD32G13332 In Canada.
Or would I be better off going with the motherboard you suggested? How does it compare to this one:
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H AMD785G mATX AM2+ PCI-E DDR2 Video Sound GBLAN CrossFireX HDMI Motherboard - GA-MA785GM-US2H In Canada.
? They both seem to have excellent reviews.
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