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Need a new Mobo, Recommendations for this build?

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April 6, 2012 3:47:07 AM

I recently saw my build go up in smoke (literally, smoke came from the box.) I took it to a shop and they ruled out the HD and since the onboard video didn't work, they concluded from what I told them that my problem was my mobo. I went with a cheap MSI last time, so I need recommendations for a new one. Here are the parts I have already. I'm not much of a gamer, and I use simple photoshop and video/photo editing software. No real need for something super crazy, but I want something that won't break on me. Also, any recommendations on a cheap video card just for playback on my 50 inch lcd tv. Thanks in advance!

Memory:1 x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 6, 2012 5:26:41 AM

Budget is around 135 - 175. Again, I'm not a gamer, but just want something that wont lag when i do my everyday browsing, mild photo/video editing. At least 6 USB ports, at least 1 PCI and 1P PCI e slot (either or will do, just plan on installing a basic video card)

I had onboard video and sound on my last mobo that broke. Is it not good to use onboard video and sound on your mobo? If it doesn't hurt, I would also like a mobo with onboard sound and video again.

Thanks again for the recommendations
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April 10, 2012 4:39:50 AM

e56imfg said:
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3
BIOSTAR TA990FXE
ASRock 990FX Extreme3

I would get the Gigabyte mobo but if you're cheap, the Biostar and ASRock mobos meet your standards.



Thanks e56imfg, now for recommendations on a couple of video cards, preferably with vga, dvi, and hdmi connections, though HDMI is optional. again, will not be used for gaming, just want some solid picture of hd video to my 50 inch lcd. Any thoughts?
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April 17, 2012 2:38:32 AM

bump, any thoughts on a video card anyone?
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April 17, 2012 3:04:56 AM

NVidia 430

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