Hello, I'm trying to decide on a decent budget motherboard for basic computing, maybe for an HTPC later on. These look like the best option in this price range, for DDR3.
What's the difference between the A785G3 and TA785G3? I compared them on newegg and couldn't spot the difference. Does anyone have a suggestion for which is better, or a third option in a similar price range?
At first glance, the most significant difference I can see based on biostar website are as follows:
A785G3 - this supports ACC ( automatic clock calibration ) useful for unlocking locked CPU cores and overclocking as well as the new X6 Thubans.
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I was hoping to keep the mobo under $75 after rebates, combo deals, whatever. I'll probably be using an athlon x4, but I'd still probably rather have a board with more features like core unlocking, in case I wanted to shuffle parts around in the future. However, this is my first build and so I won't be doing anything fancy in the near future.
Well, the core unlocking would be for the potential future scenario of me building an htpc with an x2 or x3, and moving the x4 to a better motherboard. I'd just rather keep my options open for re-use of parts.
I should also mention that for the current mobo, I am looking for onboard graphics, since a video card is not in my budget right now. So that knocks out your suggestion. It sure does look like a great board, tho...