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Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P vs. Asus M5A78L-M/USB3.0

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February 1, 2013 9:10:41 PM

I want to buy a 'custom built' computer in particular for speech recognition software. I have come across to budget PCs.

Motherboard: Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P vs. Asus M5A78L-M/USB3.0
RAM: 4gb vs. 8gb DDR3 1600mhz Crucial Ballistix Sport
HDD:500gb vs. 1tb Sata Hard Drive
Price: £220.39 vs. £280.46

Given that all else seems equal, why would I want to opt for the more expensive Asus M5A78L-M/USB3.0 motherboard except for the USB3.0 probably.

Please advise me on the (dis-)advantages of the Asus over the Gigabyte.
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February 1, 2013 9:20:44 PM

Only if you really need the features on the ASUS board.
What CPU will you use?
February 2, 2013 12:06:57 PM

alexoiu said:
What CPU will you use?


I will most likely go for the FX 61000.

I know that the integrated sound is different (VIA vs. Realtek). Obviously, USB 3.0 is nice but not a must. Are there any other advantages that I am overlooking?


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February 2, 2013 12:43:37 PM

I would choose a different board for overclocking. And do you need OC for speech recognition?
Take care also that the Gigabyte board (depending on the manufacture date/revision) might require a BIOS update before installing the FX 6100.
February 2, 2013 1:46:33 PM

alexoiu said:
I would choose a different board for overclocking. And do you need OC for speech recognition?
Take care also that the Gigabyte board (depending on the manufacture date/revision) might require a BIOS update before installing the FX 6100.


Apparently OC is not necessary but it can increase the responsiveness of speech recognition software. Usually, people recommend an i7 but I consider it as too expensive. The latest edition of the market leading speech recognition is quite resource intensive. In addition to raw processing power, is also requires a large L2- and L3-cache. Sufficient RAM is another important factor.
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