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Old July 8, 2011, 07:42 PM
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Default Mobo,CPU,Ram for under $500

Wondering what you guys figure is the best bank for the buck in a new CPU, motherboard, and ram?

Under $500 would be nice... Needs to be able to handle the Adobe creative suite & modern games.

Your thoughts are appreciated, thanks in advance.
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Old July 8, 2011, 08:02 PM
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Well, the new liano high end cpu, with a 8 gig kit of DDR3 1866 ram & board could be done for under that cost & probly preform well in what you want to do unless ya invest further in another videocard for the system could make it more modern game friendly.
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Old July 8, 2011, 08:06 PM
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Well, the new liano high end cpu, with a 8 gig kit of DDR3 1866 ram & board could be done for under that cost & probly preform well in what you want to do unless ya invest further in another videocard for the system could make it more modern game friendly.
Yeah I have a Sapphire Xtreme 5850 to drop in for the build... Where do you suggest for pricing?
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start @ ncix, then use shopbot or hardware's price searcher to match the product codes ;)
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right this moment a sb build. soon? we'll have to see.
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Old July 8, 2011, 08:34 PM
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right this moment a sb build. soon? we'll have to see.
Well, IF he decides to wait this long, $320 + on the top end bd, minimum $169 for a proper bd board to run it on & $85-90 for a 8 gig kit of DDR3 1866. Thats $5xx before tax + shipping.

If he did at least go with the Liano based A8's the board will be supported the next 2 years.

They also I guess could do a X6 1xxx cpu with AM3+ board + 1866 ram for under $500 too.
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i was thinking about the quads(remember each core is made of two little buggers or something)

thoe should rival 2500k's, so im guessing around 200 dollar price point
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Old July 8, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Well, the new liano high end cpu, with a 8 gig kit of DDR3 1866 ram & board could be done for under that cost & probly preform well in what you want to do unless ya invest further in another videocard for the system could make it more modern game friendly.
+1 for liano A8 APU, that with ram would cost around $250.
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+1 for liano A8 APU, that with ram would cost around $250.
+ if they wanted to oc it with the ram they could get it into the 3.xx Ghz range ..... I'm also venturing to guess AMD MAY in the future look to go beyond 4 cores on the platform too.
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Old July 8, 2011, 09:31 PM
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to me this is what I would recommend.


EDIT: Added Hyper 212 for ocing to ~4.5-4.8Ghz

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