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Old 11-07-2006, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Newbie Help: Best Micro-ATX Mobo for Core 2 Duo

I'm looking to build a media center PC where it will mostly be used for the internet and office applications, but want it to be capable for gaming and video editing.

I'm going to start with a E6700 core 2 duo chip and wanted to know what the best micro-atx mobo for the money is? Thanks in advance for the help! Also I will not be dropping down to a lower rated core 2 duo as the 6700 is free.

Basically looking for most bang for the buck and would like to stay in the $150 or less range for the board. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-07-2006, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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why micro atx? my media center pc is going to be atx.. ?

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Old 11-07-2006, 01:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I guess he wants one of those sleek-looking Micro-ATX HTPC cases.

Like mentioned, the S2 should do just fine, as long as you're not going to use the integrated graphics for gaming.

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Old 11-08-2006, 10:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Exactly what KBlair said. But I'll admit I'm new to this. Is there a better Media center case that supports ATX and still maintains a fairly sleek form factor? If so would you mind giving a recomendation and I'll check it out.

I will also buy a video card for the initial build so integrated video quality isn't a big concern. Sounds like the S2 might be a winner.

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