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Old 07-11-2006, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to buy a athlon venice 3200+ plus a mobo, case and psu, but i am having trouble picking a good mobo. My price range is going from 400-500 dollars. Can anyone help me?

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Old 07-11-2006, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Would you be overclocking?

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Old 07-11-2006, 12:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i dont know how to overclock, but my friend told me that when you overclock you burn out your parts. I dont know how that works
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You can burn out your parts, but not from the first time you overclock. Unless you set it to ungodly high speeds.
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And even then, it just won't boot up. If you OC, don't touch the voltage at first, see how far can you get w/o touching it(stable of course).
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overclocking sounds so tempting i just don't think I can go higher any more without installing a better cooling system and finding out how much my mobo can take
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow... this got way offtopic...

Anyways, here is what you requested.....

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3200+ - $99

Mobo - DFI RS482 INFINITY - $88 - (onboard LAN, sound, VGA & DVI)

Case - Antec Minuet 300 - $77 - (with PSU)

You didn't mention these, but I put them in here anyways...

Memory - CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR400 - $126

Optical - LITE-ON Black DVD+/-RW - $40

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 - $66

With everything I linked, it is $496 before shipping... It would be just overbudget, so you could go with 512MB ram instead of 1 Gig, or a smaller HDD... Also, the motherboard has onboard video, and a PCI Express x16 slot if you plan to upgrade to better graphics in the future.

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