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Old September 19, 2008, 08:21 AM
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Question Cheap Build, decent parts or no?

What does anyone think of getting these for a cheap build?

Antec Sonata Designer 500 White ATX Tower Case 4X5.25 4X3.5INT 500W 120MM Fan Front USB & Blue LEDs

Biostar A780G M2+ SE AMD780G mATX AM2+ PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Video Sound GBLAN Motherboard

NCIX.com - Buy NCIX Value Bundle Deal Antec Sonata Designer W/ 550W Truepower II PSU with Biostar 780G -UNASSEMBLED - SONATA-DESIGNER-780G In Canada.

149.99 seems like a good price? Anyone had this mobo or case before?

Adding this to it:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ $70
Pioneer DVR-216DBK Black 20X SATA DVDRW - $30
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB SATA2 - $60
OCZ 6400 - 4GB Kit - $50 (already have this from another computer)

Total: $360
EVGA780i FTW|Q9450@3.3|2x2GB Mushkin Redline 8000|GTX 260 Core 216 65nm|Corsair TX750|Antec 900|Acer 22|Antec Multimedia Premier|WD 640GB|Seagate 500GB|Logitech G15|Vista64
EVGA790i FTW|E8400@4.1|4x1GB Aeneon Xtune DDR3-1866|2xGTX 260 55nm|CM 750W| CM690|Viewsonic 25.5|Seagate 500GBx2|Logitech G5|Razer Lycosa|Scythe Kaze Master 5.25|Win7 & XP
Dell XPS M170|Pentium M @2.00|2GB DDR2 @667MHz|Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 GTX|120GB|17" WUXGA|XP32
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Old September 19, 2008, 08:43 AM
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that looks pretty good. If you aren't shy to overclock, try the amd 5000+ Black edition. I just put one in my computer and i will try overclocking for the first time. By the sounds of it, it is pretty simple to get them going 2.8-2.9 ghz without having to increase voltage. not bad for a few more dollars (but you have to buy a heatsink too).

i am happy with my antec sonata case, i would like one of those designer cases, but they all come with power supplies, which i already had. It seems like a really good deal for a nice hd-ready am2+ board and a good case with psu.
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