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Old 03-30-2011, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Motherboard and CPU combo under $150.

Hi, this is my first post under this username but I used to be a frequent member here about 2 years ago, unfortunately I completely forgot my login. My question is what would you guys consider the best Motherboard and CPU combo under $150. I am actually just upgrading the motherboard and cpu on one of my office computers and I purchased a 2gb 240-pin DDR2 667 memory four months ago so I mines well get a motherboard that supports that.

I was thinking of going with BIOSTAR A780L - BIOSTAR A780L AM2+/AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
and a AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor - AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX260OCGMBOX

Could anyone give me some pointers on that?

Thank you, any help is appreciated.

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Old 04-02-2011, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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MSI 785GTM-E45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX435WFGMBOX
extra core should come in handy.
785g has slightly better graphics.

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds good, thanks for the pointer!
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Default Re: Best Motherboard and CPU combo under $150.

I'll one up you fat clown - ASRock K10N78M-PRO AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX

It's an office computer so the gpu doesn't really matter. and a quad core will be even better!!!
But depending on the tasks you most likely won't utilize all of the cores in either the tri-core or quad-core.
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