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#1 RicoRay

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:53 PM

I'm building my first computer. So far I have an Antec 900 case, Antec NeoPower 650Blue PSU, a WD 500GB SATAII 16MB HD, an AMD A64X2 6000 3.0GB processor, ASUS 18X DVD+/-R DVD Burner, and a Skythe Kama Meter.
I plan on ordering a generic CD ROM drive, two BFG 7950 256MB Video cards (one at a time as the budget permits), a 2 GB of Corsiar XMS2 DDR2 800 PC2 6400 RAM kit, a WD Raptor 75GB 10,000 rpm HD, and another WD500GB HD set for RAID 1. I plan on using MS Windows XP PRO/SP2 as the OS. I've ordered all components from New Egg and am very satisified so far.
My problem is I am having a difficult time selecting the approiate motherboard for this system. I have looked and looked at different boards, read the reviews and specs but I am still not sure which board is right for me. I do not plan on overclocking and will use the system primarilary for gaming and possibly some light video editing. I am willing to spend up to $200+ for the right board.
Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated,
Thanks in advance, RicoRay.

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#2 Wildabeast

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:57 PM

I like Gigabyte boards. I have one in the computer I'm using now, I (re)built it 3 years ago. I've read a lot of opinions that say Asus is not as good as they use to be, but I've never used one. Also, I like Epox mobo's. You can check them out on the website HERE. I had one of theirs years ago and no problems with it. :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:49 AM

I like ASUS boards.I think it's quality is ok.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:40 PM

:thumbsup: Thanks Wildabeast and wenming. I've never heard of Epox before, however, I will check it out. I was leaning towards an Asus board but just don't know which on to order. I really don't care about wireless capabilities or overclocking as I said earlier.




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