Best Non Gaming "Enthusiast" Board

I don't game. I don't even own a game, I could care less about Crossfire/SLI boards.

I do use my box 10-12 hrs + /day working in PS/ Vegas/ AutoCAD and a few hours watching 1080p videos.

I'm looking for a board w/ USB 3.0/ SATA 6.0 support , a decent record of 24/7 OC history, and a price range of $100-150.00.

My short list are these.

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO w Radeon 4290 Integrated Graphics http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631


ASUS M4A87TD EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647


And my current favorite choice

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443

with at MOST a HD 5570.

The feature set alone on the Gigabyte board seems to make worthwhile even if I don't OC .

I'm looking on pairing it with a BE 965 or 1090T and a pair of WD RE4 500GB 64Mb Cache drives in Raid 0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136697&cm_re=WD_Re4-_-22-136-697-_-Product

That and a 8GB set of QVL memory, an upgraded HS


Am I missing anything ?
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  1. swimswithtrout said:
    I do use my box 10-12 hrs + /day working in PS/ Vegas/ AutoCAD and a few hours watching 1080p videos.

    What's you Total Budget? Are you starting from scratch e.g. new Case, PSU, KB/Mouse, OS?

    You do not want a MOBO with onboard GPU.

    Also, you'll want a CUDA nVidia GPU -> http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/news/ShowRelease.asp?ReleaseID=734&CatID=0
  2. Quote:
    What's you(sic) Total Budget?



    <$1000 US and the less the better.

    It will be a nearly new build although I have built ~ 12 systems over the past 15 yrs when $$$$ was more available.

    I've got several complete new builds planned that are < $1000 that are cutting edge for a non gaming board.

    Do you have any specific info on the mobos's I asked about ?
  3. $ tell me about it; my company processes REO data for 3 states - we're heading towards and second 'crisis.'

    CUDA GPUs -> http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_gpus.html

    $99 MOBO: ASUS M4A87TD EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647
    $179 CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851
    $160 RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145313
    $99 PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    $80 CASE: CM690 II Advanced http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216
    $250 GPU: GTX 470 EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130550
    $70 HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433
    =====
    $937
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