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New Build - Amd - Need Mobo Suggestions


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#1 Bat5454

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:36 PM

I'm thinking about building my next system - it would be my first build.
It won't be used for gaming - just general web browsing, email, music etc.
I'm leaning towards AMD (Brisbane) because of cost. What would be a good motherboard, & will I need a Video card too?
thanks in advance
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#2 Bat5454

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:37 PM

I should have mentioned - I wanna use an ATX board, not micro-ATX, I think -
any pro's or con's with one vs. the other?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:08 PM

Personally, I prefer the ATX form factor.
More expansion slots, less cramped to work on, and due to the components being more spread out, easier to cool.

What processor are you considering?
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:42 PM

I'm considering this one:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2
About $60 at newegg.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:39 AM

If you are on a budget you might like this Biostar motherboard. It is a ATX motherboard, 1 PCIx 16, 2 PCIx 1, 3 PCI, onboard audio and video.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 05:32 AM

I'm considering this one:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2
About $60 at newegg.


Check out this barebone:

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?BB-X24216M

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