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[Help] Need advise - which mother board

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October 27, 2008 3:03:12 PM

Hi all, first time poster here.

I am having difficulty on deciding which motherboard to acually buy. In the past I have had MSI board which was a little troublesome mainly due to it being a P4 HT chip which was the worth chip I have ever had. Also I currently got a Gigabyte board and used them another time, they seem best of the boards I have had except this last one which wont except a 4th stick of memory no matter what. I have heard Asus are a solid board.
Enough about my history now the judgment.

Asus - http://uk.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=149&l3=731&l4=0&model=2321&modelmenu=1
Gigabyte - http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2887&ProductName=GA-MA790GP-DS4Hhttp://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1552#" target="_blank">
MSI - http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1552#
I would appriciate any input good or bad about any boards, even alternatives.

Aims -
AMD Phenom X4 9950 2.6GHz Black Edition
-= Insert Motherboard Here =-
4x2GB Corsair 800mhz (Atleast)
HD 4870X2 2GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon
750W Corsair PSU
300GB Sata WD VolciRaptor
Vista Ultimate 64bit

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I would appriciate any input good or bad about any boards, even alternatives.

Aims -
AMD Phenom X4 9950 2.6GHz Black Edition
-= Insert Motherboard Here =-
4x2GB Corsair 800mhz (Atleast)
HD 4870X2 2GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon
750W Corsair PSU
300GB Sata WD VolciRaptor
Vista Ultimate 64bit

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I would appriciate any input good or bad about any boards, even alternatives.

Aims -
AMD Phenom X4 9950 2.6GHz Black Edition
-= Insert Motherboard Here =-
4x2GB Corsair 800mhz (Atleast)
HD 4870X2 2GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon
750W Corsair PSU
300GB Sata WD VolciRaptor
Vista Ultimate 64bit

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October 29, 2008 10:36:07 AM

Bump,

No help at all?

Case arrived today, now ordering power supply and and misc fans for case.....

Still stuck on the motherboard, however i am leaning towards asus M3A78-T. The are hard to find.
October 29, 2008 8:13:42 PM

As all the boards are identical, i had chossen MSI board.

Mainly due to the compatibility of hardware tests and the fact the cpu is supported from 1.0 version of bios where the others required updating.
Gigabyte bios is hard to upgrade, especially the current one i have as it keeps on overwriting the update with a backup of the old bios as it thinks its corrupted. And sayng that, I have never had asus board so i'am unaware of the complications.

I deviated from my aim just a little, got 2 hdd and 1kw psu.
All in all, a new high end PC is only 1/2 months wages. so if i dont like the MSI ill look into the others.
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