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    I have a case that i believe i can build a rig out of (not sure of brand or how to find out). It is currently holding an old AMD Duron 1ghz on what i believe is a SiS 730s mobo. I know it is a Micro ATX form factor and I am hoping that buying another mobo on the same thing will fit and run properly.

    I am on a budget and was looking at these to get things rolling:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...553&CatId=4297
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...66797&csid=_21
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...495&CatId=4297

    Those are just 3 Ive come across around the range im looking to spend. Any comments or criticisms are welcome. I apoligize for not having more info on the case, but I can look into after work today. Thanks yall for all the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osnaps View Post
    I have a case that i believe i can build a rig out of (not sure of brand or how to find out). It is currently holding an old AMD Duron 1ghz on what i believe is a SiS 730s mobo. I know it is a Micro ATX form factor and I am hoping that buying another mobo on the same thing will fit and run properly.

    I am on a budget and was looking at these to get things rolling:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...553&CatId=4297
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...66797&csid=_21
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...495&CatId=4297

    Those are just 3 Ive come across around the range im looking to spend. Any comments or criticisms are welcome. I apoligize for not having more info on the case, but I can look into after work today. Thanks yall for all the info
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153185
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103885

    The combo I just posted is a little over budget but it'll give you better performance overall.
    CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4 GHz RAM: 8 GB GSkill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 MOBO: Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H Case: Cooler Master ATCS 840

    GPU: Crossfired Dual XFX ATI HD 5850 PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800 W modular PSU Storage: Western Digital Caviar black 1 TB x2 Raid 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osnaps View Post
    I have a case that i believe i can build a rig out of (not sure of brand or how to find out). It is currently holding an old AMD Duron 1ghz on what i believe is a SiS 730s mobo. I know it is a Micro ATX form factor and I am hoping that buying another mobo on the same thing will fit and run properly.

    I am on a budget and was looking at these to get things rolling:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...553&CatId=4297
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...66797&csid=_21
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...495&CatId=4297

    Those are just 3 Ive come across around the range im looking to spend. Any comments or criticisms are welcome. I apoligize for not having more info on the case, but I can look into after work today. Thanks yall for all the info
    I'd probably go towards the MSI personally, though I have had good luck with Asus. Both seem to update their software frequnetly. Should you have any issue MSI is really good about RMA. I'd stay away from an nVidia chipset though, they have a spotted past (IMO the last good chipset they made was the Nforce 2) with poor support, often killing any support for earlier products. THe 700 series AMD chipset with an 750 SB is a good combination. The ONE good thing about the Gigabyte is that it is AM3 (DDR3) rather than AM2+ (DDR2).. the performance difference between the Phenom II and Ahtlon II is about 5-10% depending on it's use. If you try newegg something like this isn't oo bad for the price:

    AMD Athlon II X3 (3.2Ghz) with Asus AM2+ @ 129.99
    AMD Phenon II x2 555 (3.2Ghz) Biostar 890 AM3 @ 159.99 (maybe a tad bit outside your listed price range, PH II X2s often get near 4GZ OC and/or unlock extra cores, neither 100% guaranteed though)
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    So going forward should I look into the ones with AM3 capabilities? Im hoping to get one going that I wont have to do much to for a few solid years. Thanks again yall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirPent View Post
    I'd probably go towards the MSI personally, though I have had good luck with Asus. Both seem to update their software frequnetly. Should you have any issue MSI is really good about RMA. I'd stay away from an nVidia chipset though, they have a spotted past (IMO the last good chipset they made was the Nforce 2) with poor support, often killing any support for earlier products. THe 700 series AMD chipset with an 750 SB is a good combination. The ONE good thing about the Gigabyte is that it is AM3 (DDR3) rather than AM2+ (DDR2).. the performance difference between the Phenom II and Ahtlon II is about 5-10% depending on it's use. If you try newegg something like this isn't oo bad for the price:

    AMD Athlon II X3 (3.2Ghz) with Asus AM2+ @ 129.99
    AMD Phenon II x2 555 (3.2Ghz) Biostar 890 AM3 @ 159.99 (maybe a tad bit outside your listed price range, PH II X2s often get near 4GZ OC and/or unlock extra cores, neither 100% guaranteed though)
    I would grab the biostar myself, as it is AM3 and 890 chipset. However if you are going the phenom 2 route maybe spend a little extra and grab a quad ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103824 ) and just overclock it a bit.
    CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4 GHz RAM: 8 GB GSkill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 MOBO: Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H Case: Cooler Master ATCS 840

    GPU: Crossfired Dual XFX ATI HD 5850 PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800 W modular PSU Storage: Western Digital Caviar black 1 TB x2 Raid 0

    Keyboard: Logitech G110 Mouse: Logitech G9x O.S.: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

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