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Hey guys,

Microcenter is offering this Biostar 760G for free with purchase of an Athlon II X4 640. Or, for an extra $10, I can upgrade to this Asus 780L. So is it worth the $10 upgrade?

I'll be running it with 4GB of DDR3 1333, a 9500GT (so no onboard graphics needed), a 60GB SSD for OS, and a pair of 1TB Samsung F3's in RAID1 for storage.

EDIT: Oh, and NO OVERCLOCKING will be done.
Edited by durch - 1/4/11 at 9:52am
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Well I've always had great luck with MSI boards so I have no problem recommending them but your link goes to an ASUS board.
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn;11886948 
Well I've always had great luck with MSI boards so I have no problem recommending them but your link goes to an ASUS board.

Oops, was looking at a bunch of MSI boards too but yes this one is the Asus. Editted smile.gif

So any opinion on the Asus board? Besides the company being a little more established, is there any advantage to the 780L over the 760G? Given that I'm not overclocking.
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The MSI 785GM-P45 is still out of stock?

There's no real benefit in the upgrade for your needs.

There's an open box M4A78LT-M.... can you get that and still use the rebate?
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;11886990 
The MSI 785GM-P45 is still out of stock?

There's no real benefit in the upgrade for your needs.

Unfortunately it is frown.gif So I'm down to one of these two boards for the DDR3 I already bought.

Oh you know what, I forgot the Asus has a $10 rebate, so I'd only be able to get one (and I'm building two systems). So I think I'm back to just getting two of the Biostars.
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The Biostar would be my choice. I picked up a BIOSTAR A880G+ for a friends build, and it was great! For inexpensive boards you get a good bios and feature set and you will be able to OC with it. Just get some air moving around the VRMs or buy those little copper heatsinks you can put on if you plan on some big OCs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by durch;11887009 
Unfortunately it is frown.gif So I'm down to one of these two boards for the DDR3 I already bought.

Oh you know what, I forgot the Asus has a $10 rebate, so I'd only be able to get one (and I'm building two systems). So I think I'm back to just getting two of the Biostars.


Talk to a manager and see if they can bypass it for you.

Nevermind about the open box Asus... that's my store.
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Talk to a manager and see if they can bypass it for you.

Nevermind about the open box Asus... that's my store.

Yea I tried looking, no open box here, just 5 new. Well the Biostars should hopefully work fine. A DOA is fine, I can just return it. As long as once it works it keeps working, I'm happy. No guarantee there, but I doubt the Biostar is more likely to fail early than another brand.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by durch;11887118 
Yea I tried looking, no open box here, just 5 new. Well the Biostars should hopefully work fine. A DOA is fine, I can just return it. As long as once it works it keeps working, I'm happy. No guarantee there, but I doubt the Biostar is more likely to fail early than another brand.

I would bet on the Asus to fail first. The Biostar has a few unshielded chokes, which makes it more manly. They also pretty much use a similar number of electrolytic caps which doesn't really matter, but at least you get solid state caps around the CPU phases on either offering. Copper NB heatsink should make it run nice and cool.
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Ugh, just saw that they're only allowing one deal per person. This is getting more complicated by the minute haha. If I pay in cash and come right back into the store, think I could pull it off? Or do I need to bring a friend haha.
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