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    Opinions on these two cheap mobo+cpu bundles please!

    A mate is looking to do a very cheap upgrade.

    He thinks this:

    Mobo+CPU choice 1 + 1 extra gig of unbranded RAM

    But I was just looking at this:

    Mobo+CPU choice 2 + 2 gigs RAM.

    I've got a spare LGA775 heatsink, so that's not an issue, but unfortunately it's out of stock. Haven't yet found an alternative as haven't had time yet. Does anyone know of a good mobo + cpu deal, or just a good cheap mobo with onboard graphics?

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    Re: Opinions on these two cheap mobo+cpu bundles please!

    The second bundle is the best by far as it has a dual core processor and better quality memory.

    This is a good alternate bundle from Ebuyer if you do not want to overclock your processor:

    Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 675MHz/PC2-5400 XMS Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4(4-4-4-12) Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty £26.99 £22.97 £26.99 £22.97

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Socket AM2 (2.2GHz) L2 1MB (2x512KB) Retail Boxed Processor £40.60 £34.55 £40.60 £34.55

    Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H 690G Socket AM2 onboard VGA 6 channel audio mATX Motherboard £35.82 £30.48 £35.82 £30.48

    Cart total inc vat: £103.41

    *FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ORDER» Total:£103.41

    The onboard graphics is pretty decent considering it is based on the X700:

    AnandTech: AMD 690G: Performance Review

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    Re: Opinions on these two cheap mobo+cpu bundles please!

    I have a 690G based board (an asus M2A-VM) which I got for £34 and it is fantastic quality.

    If you do want to stick with intel though
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    and some cheap RAM from above

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    Re: Opinions on these two cheap mobo+cpu bundles please!

    Speaking of AMD chipsets, I did a pals recent media centre build with a MSI K9AGM2 and can only praise it, nice little stable board

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    Re: Opinions on these two cheap mobo+cpu bundles please!

    Thanks for your help guys. Ended up speccing a choice of 690V/690G based mobos (Gigabyte or Asus) as per your advice, with an Athlon X2 4200+, 4 gigs of Corsair RAM, and a terabyte of storage (Samgsung Spinpoint T1, 500 Gig *2) for only £255. Nice

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    Re: Opinions on these two cheap mobo+cpu bundles please!

    very nice

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