Motherboard for budget build

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=N82E16813157199 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=N82E16813131669 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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  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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.556244

    Mobo + DVD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.541926

    CASE - A cheap no frills case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233068
    OR this is a very good one for the price
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129084

    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=N82E16817371033
  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)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-785g-chipset,2381-13.html
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/17328/7
    http://hothardware.com/Reviews/AMD-785G-Chipset-Launch--ASUS-and-Gigabyte/?page=12
  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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129072
  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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