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Old December 19, 2010, 01:52 AM
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Ok guys I'm sort of at a cross roads here, I don't know what to buy.

I wanted to buy this gigabyte 880gm because it already had HDMI outpu and the works, just less sata ports then I needed, which I already solved by purchasing a PCI Sata card and I can price match the board for $95 bucks. (Also will a pci card work in a pci express 4x slot?)
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H AMD880G mATX AM3 DDR3 1PCIE CrossFireX DVI HDMI GBLAN SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - GA-880GMA-UD2H In Canada.

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I can get this board for $97 PLUS Free shipping and it already has enough sata ports that I need and has more then enough PCI slots for adding on, but I will need a low end graphics card for the HDMI port (Does sound still travel through a HDMI port on a graphics card?)
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

What should I do?...Go mATX cause I want a nice clean case or full ATX to get all the slots I want without needing extras?

Also I don't really see these going on sale for boxing day so I sort of thought about buying them now instead of waiting :(

Last edited by Blu; December 19, 2010 at 02:08 AM.
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