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Old 12-29-2008, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I will be ordering tonight or tomorrow morning, BUT the mobo I like is out of stock, So can someone suggest a different one for about the same price?

Besides the mobo, how dose everything else look?

$80- GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

$220- SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

$55- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

$165- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

total $520-
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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

20 bucks more but worth it.
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That's a nice one, But I was looking for something a little cheaper and I will never use crossfire, as a matter of fact, I would never use half the stuff on either of those mobos.

I was considering a micro atx mobo because they seem to have everything I need, plus allot of them have onboard video that can play high def movies, making it re-usable as a htpc mobo next time I upgrade.

Dose anyone have any suggestions on a good micro atx mobo that won't bottleneck the parts listed above?
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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

That's a nice board
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the ability to play hidef movies is debatable... it will play them but it will be choppy and sucky...
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I agree with vernong.
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Gygabyte UD3P is good, and you can crossfire, later on with it.
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Gygabyte UD3P is good, and you can crossfire, later on with it.
You are kidding right? That's costlier than what Pete suggested, and the OP said that was too much...
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