Unfortunately we do not have XFI boards here in Australia. We have access to:
Thats about it.
Since my post I have been doing a lot more research and found the Intel G45 chipset appears to be the onboard graphics chip, but I didn't find many favourable reviews.
The other option is a P45 with low profile graphics card = $$$ too costly.
I'm actually 'upgrading' ?!? the existing 780G chipset (GA-MA78GPM-D2SH) and AMD 4850e cpu as I will have a spare e6600 intel cpu....will upgrade main PC to a Q9400 (or something else?).
I have a friend who is a single mother of 3 and I try and help her out whenever possible...I was thinking of giving her the AMD board and chip to replace her 478 cpu with DDR ram (which I gave her too).
I would just need to buy myself this intel M/B in question and her some DDR2 ram and a small SATA HDD...and we are all happy.
But, maybe I should leave my HTPC as is and just buy her an Intel M/B and DDR2 ram and give her the e6600....yeah, that seems to be the answer unless you can recommend a great G45 chipset m/b?