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Old 17th January, 2009, 05:18 AM
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Need advice on Cheap MoBo with graphics solution

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My grandson's Socket A system with Radeon 9600 graphics has died. He wants to replace it with his own money, and that little sucker is a tightwad. He will need a new MoBo, CPU, Graphics, and RAM and maybe a PSU. He wanted to know if he could get that for less than $100. I just laughed.

So I was thinking he should get an integrated graphics solution on an AM2 board, but I am not up on the latest tech. So my questions are:

If I go new what MoBo, CPU, Chipset should I look for for best bang for least buck?

If I go to classifieds what should I reasonably be able to pick up for $200 tops?

Games played are older first person shooters and real time strategy games, it is mainly used for homework. If he can't find a game for $10 on the top shelf at Walmart he is not wasting his money. So a high end gaming system is not needed.
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Old 18th January, 2009, 04:27 AM
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MOBO 39.99
Newegg.com - Foxconn M61PMV AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
CPU 54.99
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Ram 4 gigs 36.99
Newegg.com - Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 79.99
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H26XQT512NV2P Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards


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amd x2 3800 gigabyte mobo and ram for 105.99 (pnboard video)
http://www.partspc.com/ProductDetail...7&ProdID=12365
and if needed offboard card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187036
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I just bought an Asus M3A78-EM with an Athlon X2 6000+ CPU for about $160 or so at Newegg. You could get a slower CPU with an ECS board for a lot less than that. I've seen a combo at Fry's with an ECS board and a Tri-core Phenom for under $100.
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