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These are the same motherboards but they are different colors?

Why

MSI 785GTM-E45 at Newegg

MSI 785GTM-E45 at


I would like to have the black one and not that ugly red..

Here is the at amazon.. only one is red..
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The red one I have seen in Barbone and Systemax builds and the black one I have seen off the shelf. why, IDK but that is a very intriguing question.
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The red one I have seen in Barbone and Systemax builds and the black one I have seen off the shelf. why, IDK but that is a very intriguing question.
Im guessing the quality will be the same.. Its for a HTPC build im doing. That is a nasty looking red
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Different revisions - one for OEM prebuilt comps one for custom builts
What processor with? If 125W or heck even 95W, look for a different board.
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Different revisions - one for OEM prebuilt comps one for custom builts
What processor with? If 125W or heck even 95W, look for a different board.
Athlon II X2 250

Do you guys think the X3 435 would be better? And if so, would it be noticeable?

At first i was thinking about getting the 555 but that would probably be overkill for a htpc

Also, would this be better?
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Nah, the HTPC wouldn't need more than 2 cores to push everything, and bigger L2 cache/core would benefit
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Nah, the HTPC wouldn't need more than 2 cores to push everything, and bigger L2 cache/core would benefit
Thanks.. I bought this board. It supports CPU's up to 125 watts.. Is that enough to unlock the other two cores, if they are unlock-able?
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