Need help choosing from 3 Gigabyte motherboards.

Hi,

Looking at these 3 MB's:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_ComparisonSheet.aspx?ProductID=2891,3134,2605

I cant seem to find any differences. Which is the newest? Which of those has the lowest power consumption (watt)?

Thanks.

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  1. There's no real difference between them as they all use ICH7 controller and G31 chipset. According to Gigabyte, GA-EG31M-S2(rev. 2.0) is a much more power saver among the 3 (although you won't be able to actually feel the difference).

    I say get the one who has better deal.
  2. I have the best deal with the GA-G31M-ES2L.
    Do you by any chance know what we are talking about in watt? 1watt, 20watt difference?

    Thanks.
  3. That's a micro ATX board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128357&Tpk=GA-G31M and they usually lack some features, what are you looking for in a mother board.
  4. baddad said:
    That's a micro ATX board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128357&Tpk=GA-G31M and they usually lack some features, what are you looking for in a mother board.


    First of all I need low power consumption. Support for Core 2 Duo E7200. Integrated graphics. 4 SATA. Lots of USB. Quality.

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  5. Just points out the fact that GB is making way too many boards chasing picayune niches in the marketplace to be able to provide decent support for any of them; I count 125 different socket 775 MOBOs alone, on their selection page here:
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_List.aspx?VenderType=Intel&CPUType=socket+775#Intel%20X48
  6. bilbat said:
    Just points out the fact that GB is making way too many boards chasing picayune niches in the marketplace to be able to provide decent support for any of them; I count 125 different socket 775 MOBOs alone, on their selection page here:
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_List.aspx?VenderType=Intel&CPUType=socket+775#Intel%20X48


    Yes I noticed this myself and I dont really care if its GB - Im just trying to get a MB that looks like the one in this article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-atom-efficiency,2069.html

    The Gigabyte was just the first I found with the G31 chipset.

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  7. Don't get me wrong - GB makes excellent MOBOs - just too damned many of 'em!

    Quote:
    Im just trying to get a MB that looks like the one in this article:


    I'm not clear here - are you looking for something with the Atom CPU, a mini-ITX board, or what?
  8. bilbat said:
    Don't get me wrong - GB makes excellent MOBOs - just too damned many of 'em!

    Quote:
    Im just trying to get a MB that looks like the one in this article:


    I'm not clear here - are you looking for something with the Atom CPU, a mini-ITX board, or what?


    Oh my bad. I'm trying to construct a system that looks like the G31 setup in that article - see here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-atom-efficiency,2069-7.html - in there he's testing a Foxconn G31MG-S motherboard.

    It hits 30 watt in idle - which I really want :)

    I havent found that motherboard in Denmark, but I have found the Gigabyte I wrote about. Secondly I havent found the Fortron FSP220-60LE, 220 W power supply but I have found a 330W Seasonic (80+).

    So thats my status - I hope that Gigabyte is the right for low-power consumption - but it is just a guess...
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