Decent motherboard either AMD or Intel CPU


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Hi there guys,

I seem to be a little out of touch with the motherboard world these days. I was wondering if anyone could recommend to me a decent not too expensive mother board either AMD or Intel CPU. Looking at 775 socket and AMD2 or AMD3.

Hope you can help.



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Vandiesel has suggested an AM3, so here are mine for S775 & AM2:

ASUS P5Q SE2 iP45 S775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer for ~£66

Asus M3A78-T, AMD 790GX, SAM2+, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX, VGA - Scan, but from their Todayonly section for only £52, with free delivery courtesy of AVF/Scan. More good deals there if you scroll up & down.

Do you have a preference for ATX/mATX, or one that has onboard graphics? Also, does it need to support SLI/Crossfire (i.e. 2x PCI-E graphics cards)? And what RAM support - DDR2 / DDR3?


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Bought a Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P just before christmas, wonderful board, just lacking in a few bundled items. Got an AMD Athlon 240 overclocked to 3.7GHz and 2Gb of DDR3, GTS250 and I have myself a cheap gaming rig :)

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