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Old 05-08-2007, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gigabyte M61PM-S2 vs ASUS M2N-MX

I'm looking to buy a new computer system and have everything ready to order apart from the motherboard. I was originally going to go with the ASUS M2N-MX, but the dealer is sold out and won't have any more for a few weeks. A possible alternative is the Gigabyte M61PM-S2.

The system I'm getting is:

CPU: AMD Athlon X2 4800+
RAM: 2x1GB Kingtons DDR2 667
HDD: Seagate 320GB SATAII
Case: CollerMaster Centurion5 (CAC-T05)
GPU: 256MB ASUS 7900GS

What are the relative benefits/disadvantages of the GB vs the ASUS? Which would usually be the better choice? Why?

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Go for the BIOSTAR TFORCE 550. I think it's cheaper than both, and pretty good.
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I'd prefer to get everything from the one place and those are the main two choices. I can get either for around $AUD 90-100. The cost between them isn't much of an issue. Mainly trying to figure out whether to get the GB now, or wait for the ASUS.
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I'm looking at the specs of each motherboard, and they're both very similar. I usually associate ASUS with Intel, but that's just me.
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i say ABIT. woot woot.
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yeah the specs do look pretty similar. i would say u cant go wrong either way. i would prob go for the gigabyte based on looks but eithers good.
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