So I just want to buy her the cheapest AM3 board I can and about 4GB of DDR3 memory. I'm not even buying a CPU, as I'll give her mine and get myself a Phenom II 970.
I already have everything else: Just need those two components.
So my question is: Does anyone know of anything cheaper than my list so far?
The technical requirements of what I'm looking for are:
DDR3 1333-1600 memory, 2x2GB (total 4GB)
At least one PCI-Ex16 slot (for my GTS 250 to go into hers)
AM3 socket (for my 555 BE- Doesn't have to have core unlocker, but if ti does for the same price as one without, that'll work.)
Cannot be cheaply made: If it's going to die 6 months after I buy it: I'd rather pay the extra: But it doesn't have to be a performance component either.
And that's all: If it fits those specs, there's very little I will turn down.
Here's what I've decided to go with so far, wondering if you guys can find a cheaper/better deal:
Biostar Micro ATX mobo
$GB G Skill- DDR3-1333
I'll even take local store recommendations, although keep in mind many stores may not be in my area (Washington, PA- Pittsburgh, PA: I'm smack dab in the middle of the two.)