Value Cpu/MB for a media center? - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-27-2009, 04:27 AM   #21 (permalink)
The Almighty Forensica
Yami's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 7,430
Default Re: Value Cpu/MB for a media center?

Originally Posted by SiMoNiZoR View Post
yeah, and you know what wouldn't allow for more profits? A high failure rate.
You would think that to be true, but many companies seem not to care.

ECS is a budget brand, and they can be a bit iffy. I've heard bad things about their quality control (such as RAM/PCI slots not soldered on properly, etc.).

Anyway, since the OP is looking for a budget board then they could try ECS, or Abit, or ASrock (which is ASUS' budget line, they're pretty good).

Personally though I would steer clear from a board manufacturer (ECS) that is this bad:
A friend of mine fried his during normal operation though. The 20 pin atx connector caught fire, the CPU fried and the RAM, well, it didn't look pretty.

Desktop i5-4440 - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - EVGA GTX970 - 4x4GB 1600MHz - Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - Be Silent Base 800 - 3TB+1TB+640GB
Laptop i7-3740QM @ 2.7GHz, 2x4GB 1600Mhz, GT640M, OCZ Agility 3 120GB
Smartphone HTC One M8 - Sense 7 - 6.0

Uni MSci Ethical Hacking, Coventry University
Work Trainee Cell Site Analyst
LinkedIn Kiera Mitchell
Yami is offline  
Old 07-27-2009, 07:37 AM   #22 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Brinson's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,195
Default Re: Value Cpu/MB for a media center?

Fry's also has the Athlon 4850e and a gigabyte motherboard on sale for $99. Hmmm.

Antec 300 Illusion
430w Antec Earthwatts
AMD Q4 640 Propus
2x4gb Patriot DDR3 1333
750gb Seagate 7200.11 Hard Drive
Brinson is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Netflix comes to Windows Media Center KSoD Polls 0 05-21-2009 10:15 PM
Vista SP1 Windows Media Center TV Pack Makes Search for TV Content Useless KSoD Microsoft Windows and Software 3 08-21-2008 09:33 PM
Xbox Media Center Cross Platform Alpha Osiris Microsoft XBox 0 08-14-2008 06:01 PM
Confused about getting Media Center... Flame Hawk New Systems | Building and Buying 3 08-25-2007 06:22 PM
Interested in testing the next version of Windows Media Center? Now's your chance. Osiris Microsoft Windows and Software 1 04-19-2007 07:18 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.