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So now I am on the search for a 780G mATX motherboard...

Edit: The lowest priced 780G board is 80 bucks. Ouch. The 690G boards don't look too shabby, though. I might buy Jazino's for 45. Thoughts?
Edited by Retrospekt - 6/7/08 at 4:43pm
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Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
So now I am on the search for a 780G mATX motherboard...

Edit: The lowest priced 780G board is 80 bucks. Ouch. The 690G boards don't look too shabby, though. I might buy Jazino's for 45. Thoughts?
Personally I'd spend the $80, everything I've seen has pretty much raved about the graphics on the new 780g, and the boards as a whole. I don't think you will find any combo of graphics card + motherboard that will come close to it in performance for $80 assuming your willing to overclock on it.

It will be your most expensive component for a $300 system easily but it will give you a solid base to upgrade from later if you decide to to.

There's an open box one on newegg you could get for $70 shipped, or the one I linked before is $75 shipped after the rebate.
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Well see the graphics aren't all thats important. He doesn't game a bit, not even flash games. All I want is the onboard video and some overclockability. The video doesn't have to run Oblivion or anything.
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Well see the graphics aren't all thats important. He doesn't game a bit, not even flash games. All I want is the onboard video and some overclockability. The video doesn't have to run Oblivion or anything.
I kno the Gigabtye GM690 boards aere nice overclockers (a review I read said it could hit 340FSB). I'd probablly get one of those if I were you.
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I kno the Gigabtye GM690 boards aere nice overclockers (a review I read said it could hit 340FSB). I'd probablly get one of those if I were you.
I wonder if all 690G boards are that good...

I can get a Sapphire one with decent reviews from Jazino for a good price.
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Things bought:

1. AMD X2 4000+

Things offered:

1. Biostar TForce 6100
Should I buy this board?
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The Tforce is a decent board, but I personally have no respect for onboard video
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The Tforce is a decent board, but I personally have no respect for onboard video
He's not gaming.
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post #29 of 30
even with video play back SOME onboard GPU's have trouble, especially with decent resolutions

But I like the stability the Tforce 550SE has shown with my X2 3600+ the past year so I do like the Biostar series
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I myself have a bit of a mixed experience with Biostar boards.
I had one that was paired up with a Pentium D 830(couple of years ago) that ran fine. It even took a little OC, with no issues. Then I had one with a AMD FX-62 that caused nothing but problems. The LAN would quit working randomly, and of course at the worst times. It would also BSOD on me all the time. I switched out other components, and it still did it no matter what.
I had a horrible time with their tech support. It seemed like I knew more then what the guy on the other end of the emails knew. If that is, they were even a real person. I still to this day think it was a bot..

I guess I could have just gotten a bad board, but their tech support is HORRIBLE. Just hope you never have to use it....
I myself stick to companies I can actually get a hold of on the phone. (Thanks EVGA!)

Good luck!
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