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Need your help in finding a under a $100 dollar Gigabyte am2+ board.

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March 9, 2008 4:09:42 AM

Need your help in finding a under a $100 dollar Gigabyte am2+ board. Waiting on the new phenoms but want to have a board compatible for them when they drop in price.

These are the cheapest actuall (5200 MT/s) Am2+ boards I could find on New Egg are they worth it???

$89.99 But no reviews???? with a 770 chipset
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This one is is 10 bucks more $99.99 but with a 780G chipset
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both are good prices, but is the 780G worth the ten bucks or can I save myself 10 bucks here???, Yes Im always looking for the best price :)  I dont want to spend 150 dollars for the 790 fx if i dont have to. Want to pair this with a 5000+ or 5400+ what do you guys think??????

Any suggestions dont want to move away from Gigabyte because they have been solid for me.

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March 9, 2008 4:37:13 AM

Yes, the 780 definitively worth it
March 9, 2008 4:43:56 AM

The main difference with the 780G is that it has integrated video. Now, the 780G is the best there is as far as integrated graphics, but if you have no need for it then I'd say save the 10 bucks.

I just ordered a motherboard with the 780G to use in a rebuild for a friend. He was using integrated graphics before (nforce w/ 6150LE) so this is going to be a major step up for him. I'm looking forward to working with this board and seeing what it can do. I've strayed from the topic a bit here, but the point is: if you're using dedicated PCI-e graphics, then IMO there is no need to get the board with the 780G.

pat said:
Yes, the 780 definitively worth it


Barring the OP's ability or need to use the nice integrated video capabilities, what does he gain with the 780G for his $10?
March 9, 2008 5:01:43 AM

Barring the OP's ability or need to use the nice integrated video capabilities, what does he gain with the 780G for his $10?[/quotemsg]


SB700
March 9, 2008 5:06:21 AM

I have no need for integrated video since I have a Nvidia video card already, 8600gt yes I know 8800 is way better but at $89 bucks you couldnt beat that deal at the time. So I think I might save the ten bucks and go with the 770 unless there might be a speed difference??? But from what you say a gigabyte 770 chipset am2+ at $89.99 sounds like a deal to me, I think.
March 9, 2008 5:22:48 PM

with SB 700, you get better I/O speed, with more USB and SATA port. so, imho, it really worth it.
March 10, 2008 6:37:51 PM

Alright thanks for all the help guys.
March 10, 2008 7:20:13 PM

The two mobo you are listing:
on is a atx and one is micro-atx.

Do you like small computers and already have a micro-atx case,
when you HAVE to go with a micro-atx mobo.

But if you case is full-size, don't under utilize it by putting in ยต-atx mobo.
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