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Old 10-09-2008, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First of all, let me explain that this is my first build. I'm fairly new to all of this and very much looking forward to getting started. I'm going to be building a budget system for gaming and whatnot. After reading and comparing motherboards for about 3 days now, I've finally come to the conclusion that I think I'm going to go with a BIOSTAR T-series board. I was just curious if you guys could help me pick one of the three based on performance, quality, and bang for the buck. I'm looking to spend about 500-600 dollars in total. Here's the three boards.

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TA770 A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA780G M2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

I've heard sub par things about the 780g chipset and how its now really worth it, and I don't really know anything about 790. Any insight into either BIOSTAR in general or anything really would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Also just thought I would include this. I'm planning on getting a NVidia 9800 card, 2X2gigs of gskill 800 ram, and a X2 6000+ CPU at 3.0 GHz. Also I'm going to be running 64 bit vista ultimate.
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how much is ur max budget? and plz done double post
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I'd say 600 is probably my max budget as was stated. That's not including the OS. Also, heres 2 more thrown in the mix that I've been looking at.
Newegg.com - MSI K9N2G Neo-FD AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TF8200 A2+ AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
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This would be a very nice Intel build and would perform better than the AMD build your planning:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

The total would be $482.95 after MIR, not including shipping though.
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First of all, let me explain that this is my first build. I'm fairly new to all of this and very much looking forward to getting started. I'm going to be building a budget system for gaming and whatnot. After reading and comparing motherboards for about 3 days now, I've finally come to the conclusion that I think I'm going to go with a BIOSTAR T-series board. I was just curious if you guys could help me pick one of the three based on performance, quality, and bang for the buck. I'm looking to spend about 500-600 dollars in total. Here's the three boards.

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TA770 A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA780G M2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

I've heard sub par things about the 780g chipset and how its now really worth it, and I don't really know anything about 790. Any insight into either BIOSTAR in general or anything really would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Also just thought I would include this. I'm planning on getting a NVidia 9800 card, 2X2gigs of gskill 800 ram, and a X2 6000+ CPU at 3.0 GHz. Also I'm going to be running 64 bit vista ultimate.
Get the 790x or 790FX with a X2 5400+ BE instead.. also the HD 4850 instead of the 9800GTX+, you don't need 780g because you don't need the IGP

or go Intel with gt7sanremo (which is better)
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This would be a very nice Intel build and would perform better than the AMD build your planning:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

The total would be $482.95 after MIR, not including shipping though.
+1 to this build, would be better then any amd build u can get for that much

change to e5200 if over budjet
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Great, thanks alot guys. I'd heard that Intel was more high budget and AMD was better for mid range so I kinda threw out Intel too early I guess. Looks like I have alot more research ahead of me. Thanks again guys.

edit: Also one more quick question. I've read that Intel is better than AMD for OC'ing. I don't think I'm going to OC because to be honest, i have no idea how to haha. Given that I'm not going to be OC'ing, would you still go with the Intel system over the AMD system?
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Even if you don't overclock I would still go with the Intel system.
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yep intel system will still be better if its not oc'ed
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