Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:23 AM
Foxconn A78AX-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model
$175.54 after shipping, with a $15 mail-in.
I was trying to keep it under $150, even cheaper if possible.
I'll be pairing it with:
AverMedia TV Tuner (PCIe 1X)
Hauppauge PVR150 (PCI)
Wireless LAN Card (PCI)
and an ePower PUMA II, maybe an Earthwatts 500W depending on that 2900XT's power suck radius.
Basically, trying to create a low power, quite HTPC, at low cost, but with some extra horsey power for folding, and maybe future needs.
Looking for low budget suggestions.
I also have a member at the AMDSF offering me a Phenom 9850, 2x1GB KVR DDR2 533, and an ASUS M3A78T, comming in at 165, more than I want to spend, but very enticeing.
What I may do is nab the 9850 for $50, and the above, that puts me right at $150, but that ASUS is very enticeing....
thoughts? ideas? suggestions? pwease?
Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:13 PM
SSD----------------240GB Corsair Neutron GTX
GPU--------------Gigabyte GTX680 OC
Motherboard-----EVGA P67 FTW
RAM--------------8GB G. Skill Ripjaw X DDR3 @ 2133
Sound Card------X-Fi Titanium
Cooling-----------EK Supremecey Nickel CSQ, XTX 360 Radiatior, MCP355 w/ Ek Top
Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:22 PM
as soon as the amd 890fx boards hit i will have some goodies you might like.
foxconn am2+ a79a-s board, phenomII 550 black dual core and 4 gig 1066 ocz blades. price might be real nice!
Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:29 PM
Because that's about my budget. lol!
So far, I've nipped my purchase down to $153, shipped, which i think is great.
The AMD Phenom 9850, and I agree, a Phenom II would be worlds better, but they are, as such, out of my budget.
a kit of 2x1GB OCZ Gold DDR2 800
and an ECS A780GM-A ULTRA ---OR--- ASUS M4A77D
Once I get the motherboards figured out, I'm ready to purchase.... but now I find myself getting ready to look up the AMD 8xx launch date.... lol. I would like to get the rig up and running relatively soon. I have all the other parts, and that would just leave me waiting for the HD2900 from ionizd, should make for a good package.
But I love my Foxconn A7DA-S, so I know I'd love that A79A-S, lol, the 550 was a chip that I looked at before I brought my budget back to more resonable proportions, and that ram...yeah...when did ram get so expensive? i bought the 8GBs in my current rig for $70...all 8.... now you can barely get 4GB for that.
yeah, i'm seeing the 890s out in Late May, Early June, just from a brief bing/google search. that would be too far out :(
Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:46 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:50 PM
No worries on unlocking though, I've seen to many unlocks go bad, both in person, and through the AMD forums. lol, I no longer have the stomach for it.
Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:56 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:03 PM
the ECS A780GM-A ULTRA and the ASUS M4A77D, which would you get. I just can't help but think the ECS wins the numbers game, but it seems too good a price over the ASUS. so either ASUS has inflated their prices again, or I can expects headaches with the ECS.