Cheap gaming motherboard?

Hey everyone!

I'm new here and am going to build my first computer. I'm looking for a motherboard that can be a good for a gaming system, but don't want to spend TOO much money. I'm talking like max $150 but over $100 because I'm poor :cry: Preferably integrated GPU. Any suggestions about which mobo's would be a really great bang for the buck (features,memory type, etc...)? I'm have an AMD Phenom II 965 3.4 ghz procesor. Thanks in advance! :)
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  1. Your thread title is almost an oxymoron. But the real kicker is you want integrated graphics for a gaming system?

    That's like wanting a Corvette with a 2 cylinder lawnmower engine.
  2. Alright, I agree, I laugh at myself for the title :D But what i'm goin for here is the board that would be best for gaming of the ones available in the price range. And the integrated graphics is so I don't have to buy a card right away, but you can still suggest ones that don't have it.
  3. So long as you plan to eventually get a graphics card. Integrated graphics simply doesn't have the muscle to run much more than Solitaire.


    Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H - $99.99 after rebate ($114.99 before rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128398
  4. I have this motherboard for gaming. It's $23 after rebate, $39 if you don't send it the rebate.

    Take the rest of your budget and buy an HD 4770 for $100.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135237

    ECS G31T-M9 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
  5. That an Intel socket 775 board.
  6. Sorry. Disregard the Intel board advice.
  7. the fpsasm, i play crysis because it looks amazing :D. Anyways if do game, why did you buy a pII 965 when you could of got a 545 and a 4870+785G for a good price?
  8. If you got $150, then split like this $100 for a reasonablely good video card and $50 for a motherboard that will handle the video card and the CPU. It's not as if the PhenomII 965 is some super extreme thing that you need to keep around forever.
  9. Thanks for all the advice guys! You have given me some great stuff, and will probably get the Gigabyte that was suggested..
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