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Opinion on ECS A780LM-M2 AM3 Motherboard for new build?

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October 30, 2012 10:12:42 PM

Hello everyone,

First time builder here and I was wondering if this would be a reliable motherboard for my first build.

Motherboard I am considering: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Other parts are the following:

Video card - EVGA GTX 560 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.Skill Rip-Jaw 1600 8 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor - AMD Athelon II x3 3.3ghz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply - Not decided yet, would like some recommendations! Will make a separate post for this later but feel free to give me some pointers on this.


Give me any and all advice on the motherboard I listed, other parts and how they work with that motherboard, or just any general tips on computer building.

Thanks!
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October 31, 2012 2:43:59 AM

Here's another ecs board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...; use the serial number label on the side of the box for the rebate; you have to carefully peel it off slowly and print out the invoice from newegg. Here's an ecs am3+ board for about the same price with hdmi port: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail... ($34.99 after rebate plus shipping at newegg; link broken); it's the best of the three boards.
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October 31, 2012 3:45:42 AM

Thanks!

Can an AM3+ board run an AM3 processor?

I thought it had to be AM3+ as well?
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