Opinion on ECS A780LM-M2 AM3 Motherboard for new build? Tags: Motherboards New Build Product Last response: October 31, 2012 9:49 AM in Motherboards Share Arthix 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... ^___^ 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! More about : opinion ecs a780lm am3 motherboard build o1die a c 435 V Motherboard 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. m 0 l Arthix 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? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer o1die a c 435 V Motherboard October 31, 2012 9:49:01 AM You always go by the "cpu support" list on the board's webpage, which tells you which bios version works with the cpu. Yes, you can run am3 cpus on am3+ motherboards if the cpu is on their support list. I recommend this cpu/board combo instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $100 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $61 shipped m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAm3+ Motherboard Opinion Forum SolvedNew build (MSI Z77 MPower) Motherboard short circuit? Second opinion please! Forum SolvedIm new to computers and I was wondering how I would get wifi with this motherboard ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro A Forum SolvedBest AM3+ motherboard for my budget gaming build. Forum Hello everyone. I am new to building computers and I am here to ask if this motherboard: ASRock N68C-GS FX AM3+ Will work with Forum SolvedBest AMd (AM3+) motherboard for a budget build? Forum Best gpu for my ECS AM3 motherboard Forum Best gpu for my ECS AM3 motherboard Forum Solvedhow do i install my new heatsink on my AM3+ motherboard Forum SolvedChoose a New AMD AM3+ Motherboard Forum Motherboard for new AM3 build? Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU and motherboard soon. Need help. APU Build vs. AM3+ Build vs. Intel Build Forum Solved970A-G46 AM3+ ATX AMD Motherboard does not display video ----- NEW PROCESSOR AND MOTHERBOARD --(fx 4130 3.9ghz ) I have tri Forum SolvedMotherBoard died, Need help picking a new one under 60 bucks (AM3+) Forum AM3+ socket motherboard opinion? Forum SolvedNew motherboard - am3+ and 1600mhz memory Forum SolvedI am getting a new asrock 990fx extreme9 am3+ motherboard and have a question about the connectivity with power supplies Forum Im new to computers and I was wondering how I would get wifi with this motherboard ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro A Forum SolvedNeed a new AM3 or AM3+ motherboard Forum SolvedNew mobo or AM3+ build? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !