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well as the title says, i might b needing a computer for the business and it'll b left on 24/7 mostly sadly it'll b used for public use im looking towards x2 for it incase i would need to use it at my house some time for some things i don't REALLY need an overclocker long lasting is the key but both would b nice looking at x2 3600+ brisbane for this or lower maybe since it's not gonna be a gamer it's gonna b public computer or should i just go with a prebuilt system from dell, hp etc
motherboard should have following:
ddr2
pci-e 1 or 2 doesn't really matter
good price this is under budget don't wanna spend too much on something other people MIGHT screw up
let me know what u guys think
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biostar, msi, gigabye are pretty reputable companies in my opinion, find any matx mobo from them with integrated video and you should be fine. Biostar in particular has treated me well in the mATX dept.

Don't get PC Chips or jetway or ecs, for the most part those guys are fairly unreliable.
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thanks for the reply any board specifically any one have in mind ? this thing will b on 24/7 365 mostly..
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I haven't personally experienced any AM2 boards yet, the biostar TForce series usually has good value. If I were building a budget comp that'd be one of the first lines I'd check.
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My preferance for durability is Asus.
They are a tad bit more expensive than the Biostar, Giga-Byte...
The mATX 6150 series is a good OB Vid MB so no card needed.
The mATX 6100 OB vid is good to but he 6150 has a bit more modern features but less OCable.
BTW, the M2 versions are cheeper but rather weak OCers.
Those types vary from about $55-80.
If you plan on any OCing what so ever, avoid the VIA K8M800 chipset... no PICe/PCI lock.
    
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My pref list for mobos is as follows (From best to worst, bold are ones I've owned)

DFI
MSI
Biostar
eVGA/XFX/Foxconn
Gigabyte
Asus
ECS
Abit
PC Chips/Jetway

DFI has the best layouts, and the best performance you can buy if you know what you are doing. 310MHz on the LanParty nf4-Ultra.

MSI is quality, and you can overclock them well without getting too mixed up in the BIOS. I got 300 MHz on a Neo4-F.

Biostar is budget and reliable, almost always. Built two systems with them, and I had a little trouble with the integrated vid on one. Decent overclocking as well; 240 MHz on a TForce 6100.

I just ordered an eVGA, but I've heard some pretty good things about their boards recently. I'll get more info to you when I know.

Gigabyte didn't give me any trouble personally; I didn't get to push the mobo hard, but it was reliable. I've seen some bad reviews of their boards in the past, though, and I've never seen any awesome stuff about their overclocking.

Asus, from what I've read, is picky with memory, touchy with the settings, and get RMAed a lot. And their mobos look like crap.

ECS has nothing but crap reviews from most people I've talked to, but it works for my mom's computer, I got it for $11 at Frys. Gigabit, DDR and DDR2, decent integrated sound. First one was DOA and killed my 520, second one works.

Abit has TERRIBLE board layot, almost no PCI expansion slots. I just don't like the way they set up those boards. They don't get good reviews on newegg.

PC Chips and Jetway are just cheap, cheap boards. Might be decent, but always have 3 or 4 eggs on newegg. Usually a lot of RMAs.
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Take a look at the DFI Infinity NF UltraII-M2. It is reasonably priced, has a fair amount of latitude for setup (SATA, USB, etc) I PCI-e slot, onboard sound, and it is very stable.
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Just to throw some ideas about, I would suggest this:
ABIT Fatal1ty F-I90HD LGA 775 ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $114
with:
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor $114

Although might be a bit pricier than an AM2, I feel you would get better performance to price ratio
If you need to go AM2 for other reasons, go for the ASUS 6150 boards

Just a thought
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Just to throw some ideas about, I would suggest this:
ABIT Fatal1ty F-I90HD LGA 775 ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $114
with:
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor $114

Although might be a bit pricier than an AM2, I feel you would get better performance to price ratio
If you need to go AM2 for other reasons, go for the ASUS 6150 boards

Just a thought
lol yeah id get that if it were for the employees but this is for a motel where people stay and if they forget their laptop or w/e they need a computer to work on and sometimes lil kids get on these things an screw em up so i couldn't bear to see a nice computer abused like that still discussing it with the old man thanks for the replies guys


oh i just looked at that dfi board lancer suggested newegg has a cpu combo deal with the proc that i was gonna pair it up with for good price
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