Motherboard for budget build

I'm in the process of building my mom a new budget rig and am trying to decide on a motherboard. will be using a AMD Phenom II X4 945, 4 gigs of ddr3, and for now the integrated graphics of a MB. Don't know where to really go as to a Motherboard with coming in first on my list with the option of going to a six core later. with following closely behind. she has a acer LED monitor that runs 1080 p (DVI/d-sub) just wondering if anyone had some advice :) (her last computer has lasted her 7 years so I really dont need to go overboard)
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  1. You may also want to get a cheap GPU instead of onboard, since this is 1080P.... 54xx is fine... Try and pick something up on Cybermonday...
  2. ^ You wont need a discrete GPU for 1080p playback...
    The board that mosox linked would do the job...the 880G onboard is very powerful and would easily encode/ decode 1080p...
    Here is a slightly reworked build

    X3 445 + RAM

    Mobo + DVD

    CASE - A cheap no frills case
    OR this is a very good one for the price

    PSU - You wont need anything more than this -
    Antec EA 380
    10% off with promo code CORTENBF, ends 11/30
  3. ^ debatable, I doubt the onboard can do much at 1080p....

    @Oldmud yeah that is fine, though you may want to look at gkays build...
  4. ^ You sure it cant handle 1080p ?? Here are few reviews of the 785G(880G is the slightly faster version of this chip, so would have similar or better performance),2381-13.html
  5. ^ Change the PSU and case to this -
    Antec NSK 4482B Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply
    $59.99 - Free Shipping
  6. hmm, I noticed something odd, the inboard performs better (in some tests) then the higher end stuff... odd.... likeb etter then 58xxxs....
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