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Windows 7: looking for a good case

06 Aug 2010   #11
AussieGuy92

 
 

will this motherboard be a good one: Asrock H55M-LE Motherboard | Techbuy Australia
also:
-this does not have intgrated graphics right?
- i can put in a duel core or higher processor?
so it's a decent motherboard?
sorry about all the questions just want to get it right before i place the order

-Andrew


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06 Aug 2010   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Stillfreefilms, have a look here: Graphics Card - Install New Card

Having integrated graphics is NOT a hindrance (in some cases it is an asset), and the GFX card will always override it.

About the CPU, I recommend you pick out your CPU beforehand. For instance, certain CPUs have certain socket types, and Intel and AMD have different sockets.
If you wanted a Core 2 Quad (like mine) you would get a LGA 775 socket. If you wanted an i7, you would need it's socket.

~Lordbob
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07 Aug 2010   #13
AussieGuy92

 
 

ok i think these would go together nicely i think....

motherboard: ASUS M4N78-SE Motherboard (M4N78 SE) | Techbuy Australia

and the processor: AMD Athlon II X2 250 Dual Core (3.0GHz) - AM3, 2MB L2 (ADX250OCGQBOX) | Techbuy Australia

what do you think?
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07 Aug 2010   #14
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I just got one of these cases and really like it.

NZXT HANL1-RGB Hades Midi-Tower Case - NO PSU, Black | Techbuy Australia

Check NZXT site for more details.

NZXT :: Unique. Unprecendented. Inspired - Hades Product Detail

Jim
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07 Aug 2010   #15
AussieGuy92

 
 

thanks phone man see my post before yours will the cpu and mother board work?
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07 Aug 2010   #16
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
ok i think these would go together nicely i think....

motherboard: ASUS M4N78-SE Motherboard (M4N78 SE) | Techbuy Australia

and the processor: AMD Athlon II X2 250 Dual Core (3.0GHz) - AM3, 2MB L2 (ADX250OCGQBOX) | Techbuy Australia

what do you think?
If you're going to buy a new system based on an AM3 CPU, you should buy a board that has native AM3 support, with DDR3 RAM, rather than DDR2. With the M4N78-SE, if you want to get faster RAM, you would need to junk the board and buy a new one to support DDR3.

Since this is a new build, you're better off going with a DDR3 based board, IMO.

EDIT: The M4A77TD you were looking at on the last page is a much better board, btw, and if you can afford it, I would buy a Phenom, rather than an Athlon II. Just me, but that's what I would do.
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07 Aug 2010   #17
AussieGuy92

 
 

yeah it is i forgot about that one.....lol and can i use the AMD Athlon II x2 250 dual core processor with the M4A77TD motherboard?

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07 Aug 2010   #18
s31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Coolermaster 690II Advanced
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07 Aug 2010   #19
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

CoolMaster Centurion 535
Inexpensive, CoolMaster durability, nice appearance, good air flow options, tool less design. Check out the ratings for it on newegg.
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07 Aug 2010   #20
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
yeah it is i forgot about that one.....lol and can i use the AMD Athlon II x2 250 dual core processor with the M4A77TD motherboard?
Yes you can. If you're just thinking about going with a dual core, have you looked at this one?

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Dual Core (3.1GHz) - AM3, 1MB L2 Cache, 6MB L3 Cache, 42nm, 80W - Boxed (HDX550WFGMBOX) | Techbuy Australia

I know it's a little bit more money, but the performance will be better than the Athlon II 250. It has a larger cache and that will give you a little bit more speed.
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