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[Noob] Picking a new motherboard, need advice

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December 9, 2008 4:17:31 PM

Hello !
I am planning to buy an AMD CPU, probably somethig along the lines of x2 4820e

The board I am looking for needs to have intergrated graphics with DVI out. Not expecting to run any crazy games, it will be used mostly for internet and applications, but still I want a known chip that can match actual low end graphic cards that are on the market.

Would be nice to be able to overclock

-Price has to be as cheap as possible for what I am looking for, which is just a nice motherboard that will hold 4gb of ram and run Counter Strike Source smoothly, hehe.

Thanks Sirs !
a b V Motherboard
December 9, 2008 4:42:33 PM

You should check out the Integrated GPU roundup that www.anandtech did a little while back. It should give you a good idea about which board to get.
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December 9, 2008 4:58:18 PM

Thanks ! Will check out the roundup.
I have a Compucase mid-tower case, so I believe I need ATX.

These actaully look really nice especailly the second one.. I don't know these companies but then again I am outdated.. I only know asus, gigabyte, abit, msi, etc.

a b V Motherboard
December 9, 2008 5:07:50 PM

mATX boards fit in big cases too .

If you dont need the extra expansion slots that you'd get with an full atx boards then save the $ and buy mATX
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