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Either of these boards better than the other?

Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 AM3 760G

or

ASUS M4N68T-M V2 Socket AM3 630a

It will be one of these two boards, so don't give another option (it is the $100 x4 and free mobo offer from Micro Center).

It will be just a basic internet/ office system with a x2 250, 2 gigs DDR3 and using onboard video (upgrading a Socket 478 with a VIA chipset).

I already have the DDR3, so my first choice of the 785G AM2+/AM3 board is not an option.
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760G.... NVIDIA is out of the business so how much would you trust them for updates?


If you don't need an X4, the bundle works with X2. wink.gif
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post #3 of 21
Out of the two, I'd go for the 760G.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13025163 
760G.... NVIDIA is out of the business so how much would you trust them for updates?


If you don't need an X4, the bundle works with X2. wink.gif

"out of the business" in what way? I must have missed something.

As for the x4 vs x2, the x4 840 will go into my wife's computer, and the x2 250 from hers will go into the new build (a budget build for a friend who has no need for an x4, not that my wife needs an x4 either, but well, hers is my spare, so...).

I really wanted the unofficial x2 250 combo, but they are OOS of the 250 at my store and probably will not get any more.
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If you are planning to oc it then neither, but out of the 2 go with the Giga-Byte.
EDIT
Nvidia is not making anymore chipset for mobos.
Edited by dixson01974 - 4/6/11 at 12:05pm
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Ahh, OK, did not know that.

No plans to overclock or unlock cores, so that is not needed.

Basically it will be put together and sit under her desk as is for 4+ years. Her S478 system I just tuned up still was running XP with SP2 and was only 256 or RAM (was able to bump it up to 512 and helped quite a bit). Completely coated in dust inside. I am also looking for a little better cooling than OEM due to this (looking around for one of the CM refurb deals again for a 212+ for like $15 shipped).
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post #7 of 21
Out of the two... none
Go for at least 785G/880g/something that allows for full HD video acceleration
post #8 of 21
The 760G has the advantage of having a DVI output.

Both boards will be sufficient for basic office use though. If you don't need the DVI output, you could save some money by going for the Asus board.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13025163 
760G.... NVIDIA is out of the business so how much would you trust them for updates?


If you don't need an X4, the bundle works with X2. wink.gif

How often will you need to update a basic office PC anyway? I reckon you'd never need a BIOS newer than the ones currently available on Asus' website.
Look at all the offices and schools still running P4s lol
Edited by sLowEnd - 4/6/11 at 12:16pm
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;13025621 
Out of the two... none
Go for at least 785G/880g/something that allows for full HD video acceleration

Again, the choices are what I have listed. Also, her monitor is 1280x1024.
If I need better video, I would use a cheap dedicated card (I may have a 4350 I got for $10 somewhere if it is an issue).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771;13025621 
Out of the two... none
Go for at least 785G/880g/something that allows for full HD video acceleration

Great job on not reading the OP! applaud.gif
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It will be one of these two boards, so don't give another option (it is the $100 x4 and free mobo offer from Micro Center).
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