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Old 03-27-2009, 07:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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can someone tell me that which one of the mobo is better


xfx 680i

or

intel dg45id

their price is almost same....
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What is your budget and what do you want to use the system for? Also do you plan on overclocking?
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You could do a lot better than those. What kind of build are you compiling?
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for light gaming use........and i have budget ov 625$


and i have concluded :

core 2 duo E8400 3.0GHz
xfx 680i sli
HDD 160 gb 8mb cache 7200 rpm of WD
2gb ddr2 800mhz kingston
super atx casing
16" l.c.d monitor
8400gs of xfx
power supply 550 watts

does it have any flaws for a general purpose pc with light gaming

tell me wat shud be replaced .....................???
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Where do you live? Depending where, you should buy from newegg.com if you can. And a nice P43 or P45 chipset would be a better choice for a motherboard.
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He could always go with a X3 720/TA790GX 128M combo, it's very nice. :] I'd recommend this build with that budget:

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This build is $618 before mail in rebates. The Q9400 is significantly faster than the x3 720 and while the HD 4670 is slower than a HD 4850 it is still plenty fast for light gaming.

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

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Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

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This build is $618 before mail in rebates. The Q9400 is significantly faster than the x3 720 and while the HD 4670 is slower than a HD 4850 it is still plenty fast for light gaming.

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100255HDMI Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Antec EA 500w psu+ Antec 300 case

Intel q9400 + Biostar TP45HP
+1, for a light gaming rig you should put enough cash in for a midrange video card, and put everything else in for the rest of the system. He may not be gaming, but the speed of the cpu and the amount of ram will give him the muscle to do other non gaming things.
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