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Cheap Build, decent parts or no?


Well-known member
Jul 16, 2008
Toronto, Ontario
What does anyone think of getting these for a cheap build?

Antec Sonata Designer 500 White ATX Tower Case 4X5.25 4X3.5INT 500W 120MM Fan Front USB & Blue LEDs

Biostar A780G M2+ SE AMD780G mATX AM2+ PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Video Sound GBLAN Motherboard

NCIX.com - Buy NCIX Value Bundle Deal Antec Sonata Designer W/ 550W Truepower II PSU with Biostar 780G -UNASSEMBLED - SONATA-DESIGNER-780G In Canada.

149.99 seems like a good price? Anyone had this mobo or case before?

Adding this to it:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ $70
Pioneer DVR-216DBK Black 20X SATA DVDRW - $30
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB SATA2 - $60[/FONT]
OCZ 6400 - 4GB Kit - $50 (already have this from another computer)

Total: $360


Well-known member
Aug 25, 2008
Kitchener, On
that looks pretty good. If you aren't shy to overclock, try the amd 5000+ Black edition. I just put one in my computer and i will try overclocking for the first time. By the sounds of it, it is pretty simple to get them going 2.8-2.9 ghz without having to increase voltage. not bad for a few more dollars (but you have to buy a heatsink too).

i am happy with my antec sonata case, i would like one of those designer cases, but they all come with power supplies, which i already had. It seems like a really good deal for a nice hd-ready am2+ board and a good case with psu.