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What AMD MOBO and Proc combo can you suggest?

Post by Roger PA on Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:21 am
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Im on a budget build since this is my first. Please suggest a reliable AMD Processor and MOBO, around 180USD total, as much as possible the ones you have tried already. My primary use is for learning to program and experiment around with.

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Re: What AMD MOBO and Proc combo can you suggest?

Post by thedotmaster on Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:32 am
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If I were you, I'd do what I'm doing: building a low spec, low energy PC for backups/bittorrent etc.
I'm using a Via PC-1 low power motherboard (uses less energy than a lightbulb!) which set me back around £40.
http://linitx.com/viewcategory.php?catid=207

They're a FlexATX form factor - the smallest size, I believe. I panicked at first when I found FlexATX cases incredibly hard to come across, but it's okay, FlexATX motherboards also fit inside MicroATX cases.

The board comes with a processor too, by the way, which makes it very, very cheap. Don't expect to be playing crysis on it though, I plan to install text-only FreeBSD on mine (note: it's not running yet as I haven't got the cash for a power supply or hard-drive), though you might get away with XP or Ubuntu 9.04 and downwards. I'm really not sure though.

Have fun anyway, it's my first time building a PC too.
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Re: What AMD MOBO and Proc combo can you suggest?

Post by Goatboy on Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:44 am
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The good thing about programming is that you don't need a high-end system. Seriously, my home server is just a re-purposed desktop computer from 2000. It runs Apache as it's main service, but I made it a full LAMP and it works just fine. I also do most of my coding on it when I'm at the house and don't want to get the laptop out.

Bottom line, save yourself some money and find a junker on Craigslist. You'll have the added bonus of learning how to repair it ;)
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Re: What AMD MOBO and Proc combo can you suggest?

Post by Roger PA on Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:21 am
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I'd have to thank you guys, I found 3 old pcs (Intel P4) and 2 LCD flat screens (17") for 175USD ^_^
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