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First time builder here. Need advice for the Motherboard

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December 6, 2007 6:39:10 PM

This is what I have so far. I originally had chosen MSI AM2 NVIDIA Quadro NVS 210S Micro ATX AMD Motherboard, but I have read really bad things about MSI. Keep in mind this is my first time trying to build a system so the easier the better for me. Thanks alot

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Black Edition Processor (130) [...] 6819103194

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Power Supply - Retail (60) [...] 500%2b500W

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (80) [...] 6822148261

ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R (40)32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - Retail [...] 6827135156

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (75) [...] 6820146565

DIAMOND 3850PE3256SB Radeon HD 3850 RV650 55nm 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (50) [...] 6811119068

Windoes Vista 32 bit

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December 6, 2007 7:05:21 PM

imho i always go with gigabyte mobos, there just easier to work with and have good support and drivers.

what did you decide about a OS?
December 6, 2007 7:17:40 PM

I think im going to go with 64 bit vista
December 6, 2007 10:21:55 PM

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe/Wireless
Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H

Seeing you're getting a black edition, you want to overclock. One of the above is good.