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New Motherboard any good??

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March 20, 2009 10:34:34 PM

I'm getting this mobo for a AMD 6000+ CPU.

Manufacturer:ASROCK
SKU:100605
Product Name:ASROCK SKT-AM2+ K10N78 S/V/L 5200MT/s
Model Number:K10N78
Package Type:Retail
Warranty:2 Years
BIOS:AMI
Chipset:NVIDIA GeForce 8200
CPU Interface:Socket AM2+
Max. CPU Support:
AMD Sempron 3800+
AMD Sempron LE-1300
AMD Sempron Dual Core 2300
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
AMD Athlon 64 LE-1660
AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400
AMD Athlon X2 4850e
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+
AMD Athlon 64 FX-62
AMD Opteron 1210
AMD Phenom X3 8750
AMD Phenom X4 9850
Front Side Bus:Up to 5200MT/s
RAM Technology:D DR2 (Dual Channel)
RAM Slots :4 x 240-Pin
RAM Speeds:
DDR2 533
DDR2 667
DDR2 800
DDR2 1066
Max. Memory Support:16GB
Expansion Slots:
1 x PCI Express 2.0
2 x PCI Express x1
3 x 32-bit PCI
Storage Controller(s):
1 x P-ATA/133
6 x S-ATA/300
RAID 0
RAID 1
RAID 0+1
RAID 5
JBOD
On-Board LAN:10/100/1000
On-Board Audio:7.1 CH Windows Vista Premium Level HD Audio (ALC888 Audio Codec)
On-Board Video:Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 8200
Back Panel I/O Ports:
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x VGA
1 x DVI-D
6 x USB2.0
1 x LAN
6 x Audio
Internal I/O Connectors:
1 x 24-pin ATX Power
1 x 8 pin ATX 12V Power
1 x IR Header
1 x COM
1 x HDMI_SPDIF
1 x CD Audio
1 x Audio
2 x USB2.0
Form Factor:
ATX
305mm x 213mm
Special Features:
Supports NVIDIA Hybrid SLI
Dual VGA Output
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Ready
Supports ASRock Instant Boot
Supports Smart BIOS
ASRock OC Tuner
Intelligent Energy Saver
Extra ESD Protection

Is it a decent board considering it's a budget gaming system I'm putting together?

Thanks for any help.

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March 21, 2009 1:29:23 AM

It'll support most new AMD stuff so it'll do.
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March 21, 2009 5:16:55 PM

looks like a good board, as long as it has all the features you need.
March 21, 2009 10:45:48 PM

Thanks.

I'm not too fussed about Xfire or Sli. I never really saw the point in spending twice as much for GFX cards for 10-20% gain.

I just wanted a board that would let me upgrade to a phenom later on if I wanted to.

I think atm that a dual core will do me fine for most games on a budget.

When quad cores etc kick in more in games I'll upgrade the CPU but I think atm an AMD 6000+ with a Radeon 4870 will do me fine for the money.

I'm thinking about getting a Raptor drive too. I hope that'll speed things up a bit but I've never had one before.

Fingers crossed.

Thanks for the reply. :) 
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March 22, 2009 6:38:28 AM

For a budget board I like this one better

ASRock A780FullHD $56.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I supports AM3 CPUs with a BIOS update. Currently I used one for my cousins build and paired it with a 7750 BE @ 3.0 and a Radeon 4850. So far it's a pretty good little Micro ATX board.
March 22, 2009 9:27:50 AM

Thanks.

Yeah it looks pretty good.
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