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November 29, 2010 1:09:47 AM

hello,
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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... coming in first on my list with the option of going to a six core later. with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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)
thanks!
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November 29, 2010 1:46:53 AM
November 29, 2010 1:47:34 AM

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...
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November 29, 2010 4:17:20 AM

^ 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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo + DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CASE - A cheap no frills case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR this is a very good one for the price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - You wont need anything more than this -
Antec EA 380
10% off with promo code CORTENBF, ends 11/30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 29, 2010 4:30:36 AM

^ debatable, I doubt the onboard can do much at 1080p....


@Oldmud yeah that is fine, though you may want to look at gkays build...
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November 29, 2010 6:48:27 PM

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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