Hello, a computer here at work just went out, it's a budget build, It's an amd x2 system and the motherboard went out so what I need to do is find a good motherboard with onboard video that's the best I can get for around that price. I need to order the motherboard asap and I thought I would come here and get some opinions.
The computer setup is a amd x2 5xxx ddr2 memory, not 1066. and just need the mobo with onboard video.
I am looking at this, I have a GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard and it has been amazing other then having a northbridge that runs warmer then normal but I got a antec spot cooler and was able to take care of that..
That is a fine motherboard, it supports fast ddr3 memory and am3 cpu's you could even probably run the new amd 6 core cpu's get the 1055p for 200$ and have 6 cores, as far as upgrading the graphics card, it only has 1 pci-e slot but that wont be a problem if you get one really powerful card instead of 2 average video cards. I would get a 5850 for 300$ on newegg, find good deals on those cards, I also saw a 5870 for 360$
I am running a 5830 I got for 180$ If you have 1 pci-e slot go for a good enough graphics card, or buy a budget card now, then when you can afford it buy a powerful one.