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Old 11-09-2008, 05:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hows this look to you guys?
Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
$67
AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor
$60
SiliconDust HDHomeRun Network-based Dual Digital HDTV Tuner Ethernet Interface
$170

any thoughts?

budget = cheap
uses = hooking this up to tv

ram got
psu got
hdd got
os got
optical got
case, I have a spare HP case, but I am not sure if it will fit....
oh well, I'll worry about that later, if it doesn't fit, I'll order one later.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good.
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a micro atx mobo will fit in almost any case, as they are pretty small
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anyone got some idea as to amount of stress streaming would be on my G network?

should I upgrade my network to N?
is N finalized? or is it still draft-N?

bleh, my 6800gt upgrade was also a bust..... not enough watts + proprietary psu(its tiny!) so can't upgrade

so, think MX440 can play hd content smoothly?
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That board looks pretty good...the only thing I could think of wrong with it is that it doesn't have any rear connections for like firewire or esata...but if that is not a big deal for ya I would go for it...I used a similar Foxconn board for my nieces computer ...She just started to HS this year so I built her a new computer...
I also did a build for myself recently with a 780g chipset mobo but it was from gigabyte...GA-MA78GM....what is cool about the onboard graphics is that it is pretty easy to overclock and pretty stable too...

Looks like a good build to me
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