Will build my new rig soon. Need help to finalize the motherboard.
I wont be buying a graphics card now(5 months later)-Probably a gtx 460,5850.
In the meantime I will survive with the IGP.
My rough rig's main components:
Athlon II x3 440(Maybe x4 635 if budget allows)
Corsair ddr3 xms3 1333 4gb 9-9-9-24
450/550w Corsair PSU
Limited hardware options where I live. Asus doesn't deal directly here and the distributor who works on their behalf offers horrendous rma/after sale service. Thus my 1st option is Gigabyte boards and then MSI/Biostar.
Difference between the giga 880 board and the msi 785 is nearly 20$ where I live. Trying to figure out if it's worth the extra dough. I'm on a tight budget as is. I just know the 880 gigabyte has all solid caps.
I need you guys to help me out understanding the value of these 3 boards. If the difference is small.....i might go with the msi due to it's sweeter pricing. But....if the quality of the giga board is exceptional I might just have to go with it.
Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H is the way to go on your list. It is worth the $20 for 1) Gigabyte is the better manufacturer and 2) it is more "future proof" with better support on the X6 CPU's, along with USB 3.0 & SATA 6.0Gb/s. These features will be useful down the road... IMO