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Motherboard and CPU combo that is good and not expensive - under 125.00

I need a good motherboard and CPU combo that is not going to break my bank.
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the options will really run the gamut here, what applications will this computer be used for?

day to day internet surfing, email, word processing, etc?  

are there any specific MoBo requirements - HDMI out, number of USB ports?  Bluetooth, etc?

all of these questions will help us better point you in the correct direction.

thanks!
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For what?

I tend to get AMD based MSI or Gigabyte boards with a Quad core AMD processors from Micro Center for under $110 (excluding tax).  My media center system is running one I just put together a month ago - works fine.
I get most of my computers from the Good Will.  This one is a 3.0 GHz P4 with 2.5GB of ram, $25.  I did pay another $30 for a used HP flat screen so I have $55 in this one.
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Hi,

PS. don't forget RAM!

Regards,


RobMobility.
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I would like to stream TV shows from the internet and movies from Netflix to my 52 inch plasma via HDMI (which is guess is the best).
Any other suggestions? Or should I stay with what is posted.
Thanks.

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I think I am going to go with the AMD X2 200 series processor and AMD based 780 or 880 Motherboard:
Thanks for all the replies.