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Old 03-19-2010, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to renew my older machine with some newer parts and W7. My first and foremost is a mobod. I am only going to use this as a machine that hosts music for my Russound cav6.6 and also as a backup storage device. Does anyone have a recommendation for a mobod under or around $100?
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is this the machine in your sig you're talking about? In which case pretty much any high-end 775 motherboard will do - with i3/i5/i7 being out for a while now, 775 mobos are dirt cheap.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No, this is my main machine. The one I am talking about is located behind a wall and is used as media storage for my russound whole house audio and for backup storage. It has an old 939 board and a 4400+.
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The chance of you finding a functional 939-socket mobo is astronomical. The best I could think to do with that is find a cheap combo like this (50% over budget, just using it as an example)
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Ad...t=Combo.352626
But then you run into problems of needing new RAM and such too.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't want another 939 because then that would not be much of an upgrade. That is just what I have right now. As you said that would be almost impossible to find. I want a new board with new cpu and ram.
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so what is your budget for a new cpu, mobo and ram?
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Between $300 - $400.
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Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Desktop Memory

This is my recommendation. For a CPU/Mobo/RAM with a $300-400 budget
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