What is the sweet spot for a bargain dual-core CPU/Mobo combo?

Discussion in 'IBM' started by Al Dykes, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Guest

    It's new system time, it's been a long time since I was in the market.
    I don't do games and don't overclock. I don't need more than 3.5GB of
    memory. My current system is an AMD2700 CPU and a GB of RAM. It only
    lacks in fast IO and the new system will have multiple SATA disks.

    Can someone recommend a bargain dual core CPU/mobo SATA combo?

    4 SATA ports a plus.

    (It's going to run W2K, Vista issues are irrelevant.)

    Al Dykes, Sep 13, 2008
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  2. Al Dykes


    Sep 10, 2008
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    this mite help!!

    one thing to remember is that w2k cant use more then 3 GB of ram so you are wasting your money if you put more then that :cool:
    COLD WIND, Sep 14, 2008
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  3. Al Dykes

    andy Guest

    AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 Brisbane 2.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2
    Dual-Core Processor - OEM $39.99
    Special savings on motherboard & AMD combo, ends 9/20

    BIOSTAR TFORCE TA780G M2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    - Retail $79.99
    ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics w/ Hybrid Crossfire

    Combo Price: $99.98
    andy, Sep 14, 2008
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