Ok here is the plan so far...
Amd fx6300 $90
AMd fx6350 $130
Amd fx8320. $150
Asus m5a78l-m lx plus $0 with cpu purchase and $10 MIR
Gigabyte ga-78lmt-sp2 $0 with cpu purchase and $10 MIR
Samsung 120gb evo 840 ssd. $90
Radeon hd 7770. $100...
I am planning to buy mostly from microcenter... they have a few things that caught my intetest...
550ti 1gb refurbished for $75. But now that seems to be sold out
Maybe a 650?
I am considering a cheap processor maybe a celeron or pentium socket 1055 or and amd am3+ since...
1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Gaming web browsing and movies
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
$400-500 pre tax
3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
what I have
-a couple hard drives and a 64GB solid state sandforce drive
-power supply (Antec 620watt Neo Eco)
-DVD drive and Blu ray
-20" Samsung LCD
What I need
-motherboard and processor
-true 1080p projector
Ok I came up with an idea that worked... went into the bios and set it to IDE, then I started the install of Windows 7 x64, on the first reboot I hopped into the bios and reset the bios to AHCI. The machine rebooted and went right into windows, it installed the AHCI drivers on boot up. It...
well have tried several copies of windows, both my retail versions and an OEM. I even tried a downloaded copy for good measure. I then tried all the discs I had imaged over to a flash drive. That did not work either. same issue