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Old November 24, 2008, 07:40 PM
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Default Cheapest 2GB RAM that would do the trick?!

Hey everyone, howzit goin?

Okay, so I am on an ULTRA-LOW budget for my current build.

I want to seek your best advice on the RAM and a choice between the two motherboards of the same kind.

1. RAM - which is the cheapest 2GB RAM I can get to run XP Professional or Vista to play light games. Most of the games that I play have the following system requirements (I am assuming the they are the minimum).

Windows 2000/XP/Vista
1.4 GHz Pentium 4 processor
128MB DirectX 9 compatible video card
16-bit DirectX compatible sound card
2 GB free hard drive space

I dont play shooting or games based mainly on violence.
I am more into "pussy" games if you will ..
simply because they are more funny and entertaining!

My current planned rig does not have a videocard for now. Since I am going with AMD
therefore I am planning to get a 780G based Gigabyte motherboard so that I can play these games until I can afford a decent videocard. The cpu btw is the X2 5000+

Choices for the Motherboard are:

Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD 780G mATX - Miro ATX


Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H AMD780G ATX - ATX

Question -> would a videocard have more free space to fit on a micro or the atx?
Which of these boards would be a better buy to add on a good cpu cooler later on?

Thanks guys,
Ya'll know you rock.. so help the buddy out!

The List of the games I am going to play:

Hardy Boys, The: The Hidden Theft

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Amber: Journeys Beyond

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Still Life

Atlantis II

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

Simon the Sorcerer

Escape From Monkey Island

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