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Been looking around for a potential upgrade for my HTPC (my Opty165 setup just runs too hot for my small room) and I've noticed the 780g mobo selection is pretty slim. On NCIX.com they've got 5 780g boards and only 2 of them are atx. I need an atx form factor board for the extra pci slots - wireless card, soundcard, and tv tuner. My media center case doesn't have the extra mobo mounts for a mATX board, either. The only board they have on there with enough pci slots is an ECS and I'm kind of leery of buying an ECS budget board. So I'm wondering do I have any other options for atx 780g boards with at least 3 pci slots?


Is the onboard audio on the 780g boards ok? I might be willing to part with my old school soundblaster !live 5.1 if the onboard sound doesn't sound like ****e.
    
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Asus make a 780G ATX MB with 3 PCI slots.

http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?mo...49&l3=639&l4=0
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I recently RMAed that board for bad cmos. It OCed a little, hard to give a good review when I had a defective unit.

If you buy the ASUS, make sure you do all your testing within the refund period. I think ASUS is shipping alot of defective products. I've heard alot of other people have gotten broken boards. Customer service is horrid at ASUS, so watch out.

I'd advise a different brand based on my experience.
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Go with the gigabyte. It beats the ecs hands down, and asus is really in the pits these days.
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Dude I said it didn't have enough pci slots.
    
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I think your only choice right now in a ATX 780G with 3 PCI slots is ECS and Asus.Thier has been a lot of complaints about Asus lately but I would still pick it over ECS.
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