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I don't see too many mATX boards on Overclockers.UK ... at first glance, only ASUS has a few (ASUS is good brand though). One example:
Asus A8N-VM CSM Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI Express Motherboard (MB-119-AS) £58.69 including VAT
There is another one right above it..slightly cheaper.
Let us know which case he has... maybe we can help better then
|I would rethink the PSU|
Some additional comments:
- If the case is mATX, a standard ATX PSU might not fit! Also if he has a Dell/HP/Sony case, the PSU is likely proprietary, and standard ATX won't fit.
- Thus, maybe he should get a new case. Example: Enermax CS-527 Â£35.19 (incl. VAT). http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...max_Cases.html
However, maybe you could give us a budget, so we can give other suggestions?
Will your friend be satisfied with onboard video (ugh.. the words alone )? Or do you want to ad a cheap PCI-E card? The ASUS I suggested does have onboard.
Based on all parts discussed, there is still room in the budget:
Total £288 + shipping.
RAM and / or PSU would be my bets to upgrade. I know you stated you don't need a heavy PSU, but you do need a quality one. Even if you don't overclock, a crappy PSU can give trouble.