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Old June 5, 2008, 07:34 PM
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Default Any reviews of this Gigabyte Intel Micro ATX board

Hi there, I am planning a simple budget build, something that is going to be used for a home office and some multimedia use well mainly Autocad...

so trying to build a small computer, using Intel parts (usually a custom to AMD for Matx form)

none the less how does mobo and CPU look, well mainly the mobo:

Motherboard is:

GIGABYTE GAG31MX-S2 or Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H

Processor: Intel E2180

Ram: 4GB

so any reviews or other suggestions for a Intel Matx mobo under $120

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Old June 6, 2008, 02:30 AM
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I don't have time right now to find the actual #, but have a look for the ASUS VE board. I've heard tons of good things about it's overclocking capabilities.
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Old June 6, 2008, 04:50 AM
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I believe sswilly is talking about the ASUS P5E-VM. I know a few people who have it and supposedly it is a bucket-o-fun with a great BIOS and features. However, the PRICING is a bit more than I would want to spend for an mATX board but then again, I am a purist who won't use an mATX board for overclocking.
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Old June 6, 2008, 07:10 AM
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With regards to overclocking, I am not going pushing the limits of the processor, just a mild overclock that is not crazy, so hence why I choose go with mATx platform
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