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been looking at the best deals on used gear to build a super budget hack..

I already have case gpu psu HD

just need a mb cpu and ram..

been looking at clarkdale cpu... is this silly?

im finding 655k clarkdale for 20$

would something like a h81m board be compatible with this cpu?
 
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scratch that figured out on my own the socket wont fit.. where do you think is a good sweet spot for used parts? sandy bridge maybe?
 
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scratch that figured out on my own the socket wont fit.. where do you think is a good sweet spot for used parts? sandy bridge maybe?

Currently in Europe you can get a Gigabyte B85M-DS3H-A board for like 60 Euros - easy OSX install, tons of RAM for a mATX board, and generous SATA ports also - cheapest i5 will run you about 150 Euros.

Your post is hard to understand: what exactly do you have already?
 
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thanks man..

that board better than the h81m one? does ethernet work OTB?

.used parts don't seem to have much value... same price using new parts in a haswell build .

just need motherboard ram and cpu... under 250 usd.


looking at the ga h81m matx board 58$ or the b85 d3h u mentioned...

then the 3.6 i3 haswell is only 116$

I have a old gtx 580 laying around ... these work OTB?

does intel still have that weird budget i5 without SOC graphics? or any i3/5 without graphics since I have a GPU already?

sorry for the noob questions Ive been out of hardware for a long time. IN fact is there anywhere I can propose selling or trading hardware on these boards?

My 580 is brand new.. its EVGA and they were nice to send a replacement.. surprised they even had any 580s around .. I was kinda expecting something newer.

I might just use the hd graphics I don't think my cheap PSU can handle the 580.
 
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the sticky on the top of this board has an issue with the link the 8 series buying guide.. u get all 9 series boards...

anyone know the link the the 8series buyer guide?
 
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im. a. scatter brain. starting new thread about clrkdale build
 
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