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how many M/B's have usb 3.0 out right now with that 6 gb/s sata?

not alot...definately not on any that cost less then $125

Motherboards, for most part time builders, are the biggest pain in the butt to upgrade. Pretty much everything else in the box is plug and pray. Unless you are building to a specific use, spending an extra $50 or $100 for a motherboard that has next gen ports is a no brainer. Even if it means cutting back on other parts.

Gigabyte has both an AMD and an Intel board with sata III (6 gb/sec) and USB 3 for under $150.

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Talk about cheap, I just installed windows 7 pro full version 64 bit OEM(not upgrade)($139) in my kids computer.

Two of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130066 in SLI

4 gig of this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134046

HD is this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144122

motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130071

CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103234

PS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

Windows 7 score is 5.3 because that's what the hard drive is, my graphics rate a 6.0, my RAM a 7.0 and CPU a 6.0(just noticed they deactivated the CPU, just bought it 12/3)

Alot of this stuff is deactivated at newegg, so this setup can be had for well under $500

And it runs the game just fine. I am bummed though, I have vista 64 bit in my rig, didn't realize how good windows 7 was. The kids might end up with the vista B)

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Motherboards, for most part time builders, are the biggest pain in the butt to upgrade. Pretty much everything else in the box is plug and pray. Unless you are building to a specific use, spending an extra $50 or $100 for a motherboard that has next gen ports is a no brainer. Even if it means cutting back on other parts.

Gigabyte has both an AMD and an Intel board with sata III (6 gb/sec) and USB 3 for under $150.

Gigabyte is what i've bought the last 2 times when building a my PC.

My problem is it will take me 2 months to build a system buying it piece by piece. Or untill i recieve my Tax Return :D

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sometimes you do yourself a GREAT DISERVICE by getting the latest NEW tech...if your amoung the first to be getting it then your taking a big chance

If your not using the mainstream, HIGH VOLUME stuff like everyone else...your going to run into not only support problems but compatibility problems also.

It's better to be behind the curve then on it or in front of it

sata 3 might be alright...so might USB 3.0...or maybe it won't get implemented right in these early M/B's.

save your $$$...get a $75 M/B and upgrade later on to another $75 M/B that includes stata 3 and usb 3.0 when you actually need it. Your going to save yourself alot of hassels with M/B bios updates and whatnot other issues that early adopters ALWAYS seem to get....

TRUST ME...you want to GET what EVERYONE ELSE is getting to avoid problems and surprises.

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Well, the thread says "build me a computer on the cheap", so spending an extra $50-$100 on the latest technology is getting off topic.

Just got the sale paper from mocrocenter listing the OEM windows 7 pro full version for $139.99.

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Recommended System Requirements

Operating System: Windows OS: Windows XP/Vista /Windows 7 or Macintosh OS: OSX 10.6/OSX 10.5

Processor: 3 GHz Dual Core or 2.66 GHz Quad Core

Memory: 4 GB

Hard Drive: 4 GB Free

Sound: on-board or better

Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 250 or Radeon HD 4850 or better* (Please install the latest drivers from your graphics card manufacturer!)

Integrated graphics hardware is not supported

Just remember this....

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theres a new AMD processor on the block

Phenom II 970 series 3.5GHz 8MB cache

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103894

180.99$

But considering the price of this..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

I wouldn't recommend anyone to get the 970. I doubt you can OC it any higher than the 965 anyway... and at stock, the difference between 3.4 and 3.5 GHz is minimal.

The 965 for $160 is probably the best value for your money right now, no question about it.

Here's a great motherboard for it as well... look at that price!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157195R

I'm sure the GTX260 is a great card but it's OLD... and if you ever want to take advantage of the newer games with DX11 you're left out in the cold...

This is the best value for money right now imo...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

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Call me STUPID, but i';m almost ready to just buy a System built already. i'm with Flea, i have a Friend who builds my PC's,. Matter of fact, he's built my last 3 PC's.

But i'm seriously considering going with this System from Dell for $40.00 a month payments ......................

I'd like your Opinions of the System i've designed for them to build if i do choose his road to travel ...................

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7 920 2.66GHz (8MB Cache) Quad Core Processor

OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

VIDEO CARD Single 1.8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260

MEMORY 6GB Triple Channel 1067MHz DDR3

HARD DRIVE 640GB - SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD

OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

MONITOR No Monitor

KEYBOARD Alienware Multi-Media Keyboard

MOUSE Alienware Optical Mouse, MG100

This is almost the same build I got but its not a dell its a Best buy "ASUS" model

The build above will be solid for at least 4 years .....yes its going to cost more than an AMD cept this time around its actually worth the money

Let me put it another way .....Pre 1.31 ...I could run 2 ww2 accounts on same PC and play Age of conan with all three games on max setting and never see ANY FPS drop or stutters

I havent tried it since 1.31 but im sure if any pc could still do it .....it would be the i7

I have never seen its equal (not sure about DELL though I do hate them as they usually sell last years tech @ todays prices)

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