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stormdragon
20-07-2008, 11:37 AM
Which one of these would you recommend for a low end gaming/decent workstation system, with decent upgrade options?
Will probably be paired with a 5200+ X2, 4GB of DDR2-800, 8600GT, plus 3 SATA drives of various sizes.
Will be running Vista Business x64, XP Pro x86 and either Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS.

Features like eSata, Firewire and a Parallel port would be a bonus.

Maybe moderately OC'ed.

M-ATX


Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=5289)

XFX MI-A78S-8209 (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=5412)

Asus M3A78-EMH HDMI (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=5437)

ATX

Asus M3A78-EH (http://www.qmb.co.nz/p.aspx?107779)

Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 (http://www.qmb.co.nz/p.aspx?107422)

Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H (http://www.qmb.co.nz/p.aspx?107685)



Cheers

trinsic
20-07-2008, 02:32 PM
Depends what you want. Being that they are all 780G chipsets you wont really find much difference between them. The 8200 chipset on the XFX is apparently quite good but you wont be using it :D

stormdragon
20-07-2008, 03:52 PM
Depends what you want. Being that they are all 780G chipsets you wont really find much difference between them. The 8200 chipset on the XFX is apparently quite good but you wont be using it :D

Why won't I be using it?

In only chose the boards with those chipsets due to price, number of sata ports/dimm slots and support for AM2+ cpu's.

trinsic
20-07-2008, 06:03 PM
I mean your 8600GT will take over the use of the 8200 chipsets onboard video. Doesn't really matter which one you go for as they are all essentially the same with different inputs.