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Cheap gaming motherboard?

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December 4, 2009 12:28:43 AM

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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a b V Motherboard
December 4, 2009 2:09:55 AM

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.
December 4, 2009 3:58:08 AM

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.
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a b V Motherboard
December 4, 2009 1:33:19 PM

That an Intel socket 775 board.
a b V Motherboard
December 4, 2009 2:57:39 PM

Sorry. Disregard the Intel board advice.

December 4, 2009 9:22:46 PM

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?
December 5, 2009 12:23:15 AM

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.
December 15, 2009 5:21:13 PM

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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