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post #21 of 35
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OK looking at these.

ASUS Gone

MSI #1 Gone HAHA, Guess i was too slow in thinking about these!

MSI #2 Gone

ASrock

Biostar AM3 (Would need to add 2GB of DDR3 as well. So this is probably the only AM3 only board that id go with as it would put me over budget for this endeavor.)

Any suggestions?
Edited by no_safe_HAVEN - 10/4/11 at 8:39pm
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post #22 of 35
Out of those two I'd go with the Biostar, seems to have a bit better parts. Mainly sold caps for CPU power, not that you'll be working the CPU hard but for peace of mind it could be worth it. The build quality on older and low end ASRock seems to be subpar, the Biostars seems to have a better reputation at least, never owned one but read mostly good things about hem. Also with the orientation of the CPU bracket the heated air from from the CPU with a stock cooler won't be directed at the GPU, although that's probably marginal.

I'd send you 2GB if shipping wouldn't kill it.
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post #23 of 35
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Yeah so i scrapped those. Got eyes on 3 different boards in ebay now. ASUS M4N68T-M V2, GIGABYTE GA-M68M-S2P, BIOSTAR A785GE. Basically they are all the same level, eg solid capacitors, cpu wattage, ect. The Biostar has pci-e 2.0 but that's not going to be a determining factor. But either way this thing will be up and running by early next week.
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post #24 of 35
Do you plan on expanding the number of GPU's in the future?
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Originally Posted by AvgWhiteGuy;15192929 
Do you plan on expanding the number of GPU's in the future?

Your referring to these only having one pci-e x16? I had that thought too, but no probably not. I'm running on a fun money only budget and its not a lot. So this is really there to be a single gpu rig dedicated to the TC.

Swyped from my Gingerbread house.
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post #26 of 35
Ok, I was going to say it might be worth looking for a MSI K9A2 Platinum board if you were going too. If you can find it for under a 100 on ebay it's a good deal. I had a few that I used when I was running a folding farm last year.
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post #27 of 35
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Oh and that wont run the Athlon II X2 I picked up anyways.
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post #28 of 35
Move across the pond and you can have my A79A-S LOL
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post #29 of 35
Are you sure it's not on this list? That board supports a whole boatload of older AMD CPU's.
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i must say i thought it was AM2 only. AM2+ will run that Athlon smile.gif
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