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Really, really, really confused, help!

Last response: in Motherboards
December 16, 2008 2:35:15 AM

I know, I know.. AMD sucks doesn't it?
But im going with the 6000+ for 78 bucks so i can get a 4850 and keep my budget at 900 bucks (good 24" lcd, speakers) The cpu benchmarks for AMD vs Intel's "competing" models of cpu's aren't that impressive, they run typically the same unless you stare at your screen obsessively trying to notice the difference.


I need a very good recommendation on what AM2/AM2+ motherboard to get.


Lots of gaming, but I don't necessarily NEED crossfire if one motherboard without it has all the other amazing features.
A ROCK SOLID, great, long lasting, good warranty, motherboard for under 100 bucks.

I've been looking everywhere

so far here are my choices i've personally came up with,

1.) GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX -

2.) ASUS M3A78 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX -

3.) JetWay (lol) -

Im hoping you can steer me in a better direction because this PC has to last me for a long, long, time since I don't get 900 bucks to spend all that often..

Dont steer me to Intel, either. (tomshardware forums = usually smart minded, but intel fanboys non the less) $164 for the 8400, go look at real benchmarks and the 6000+ isn't that far behind for someone like me to notice.

anyways.... HELP! =]

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December 16, 2008 12:01:20 PM

Don't get the JetWay because I heard the support is awful.
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December 16, 2008 1:26:10 PM

I would go with The Gigabyte AMD 770 motherboard. Unless of course you are doing Crossfire. For $80, looks like a good deal to me. (The first board you listed).