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Old July 8, 2009, 04:46 PM
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Default A 780G build

My uncle is looking for a cheap 780G system. He is looking to sell some parts he isn't interested in keeping to make up for the new parts. He already has 2GB of DDR2-800, a 320GB hard drive, DVD-RW, power supply, monitor, mouse/kb. He want something small like an HTPC, but at the same time not use up lots of power and heat up the room. Hence the reason for wanting a 780G platform. If possible it must be M-ATX. It must use up as least amount of power possible, and be able to play games like FS2004. (his highest performance game)

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Old July 8, 2009, 04:49 PM
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Look at the NCIX sale tonight. There's almost always a decent 780G board on sale, and last week they had some nice nMedia HTPC cases as well. Pick up a 7750 x2 and he's set.
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Old July 8, 2009, 04:52 PM
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Look at the NCIX sale tonight. There's almost always a decent 780G board on sale, and last week they had some nice nMedia HTPC cases as well. Pick up a 7750 x2 and he's set.
Sorry SugarJ he just doesn't have the money right now to buy anything right away. I'm just looking for some advice. It all depends when he gets rid of the parts he's trying to sell. I'm also posting this cause I need 25 posts to go onto the Buy/Sell/Trade forum to post an Ad on it. He's trying to sell a Haf 932 and XFX 4770. He thought the case was too big and the card ran too hot so he got rid of it. At that time it was too late to send back
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Old July 10, 2009, 08:19 AM
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The ASUS products are great, as far as I have had the experience, and this one seems to be a good board

NCIX.com - Buy ASUS M3A78-EM AMD 780G mATX AM2+ PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI SATA HDMI Video Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard - M3A78-EM In Canada.

mATX and hybrid crossfire for lower power as well.
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Old July 10, 2009, 08:55 AM
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I've used that motherboard a few times now... no complaints here...
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Old July 10, 2009, 09:56 AM
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I dislike ASUS greatly. My P5K has been defective since I bought it.
I really look forward to trying a Gigabyte board.
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Old July 10, 2009, 10:12 AM
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NCIX.com - Buy Biostar A780G M2+ SE AMD780G mATX AM2+ PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Video Sound GBLAN Motherboard - A780G M2+ SE In Canada.

NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H AMD780G mATX AM2+/AM3 PCI-E DDR2 SATA2 Video Sound GBLAN HDMI Motherboard - GA-MA78GM-US2H In Canada.

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Old July 10, 2009, 10:55 AM
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Is Biostar a reliable name?
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Old July 10, 2009, 10:59 AM
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Is Biostar a reliable name?
Very. I use them very often for budget builds.
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