Imlooked at the two motherboards. The Biostar looks to large to fit into my Micro ATX case, and the other one would work, however, the price just seems to be too high. I read an article on Tom's Hardware:
G31 And E7200: The Real Low-Power Story : Combining Performance and Efficiency - Tom's Hardware
I liked the Foxconn G31MG-S, however, I don't know if this would work for me, and I cannot find a place that sells it. The motherboard needs to support the following parts:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 (2.53 GHz Wolfdale, 1066 MHz FSB)
- Patriot RAM (2048 MB, 240 Pin DDR2, 667 MHz)
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (SATA, 640 GB, 7200 RPM)
- LG SATA SuperMulti Optical Drive ( SATA, CD/DVD Burner w/ Lightscribe)
- Sony 1.44 MB Floppy Drive
- Zonet V.92 PCI Modem
- Syba IEEE 1394 "FireWire" PCI Card
- Thermaltake Purepower 500 (500 Watt)
- 2 Front USB Ports and Front Audio Ports
- Linkworld PRESCOTT 222- FU MicroATX Mid Tower Case
Also, the CPU power connectoer must be a 4- Pin, not a 6 or 8.
Is this a good motherboard? If not, does anybody know where I could find a good motherboard? I just need this board to run basic home office tasks, with some light multimedia usage. It must also be a MicroATX board. Other than that, any motherboard that you think would work, and any advice, would be much appreciated.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EG31M-S2 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
this looks to be pretty good buy, althought it would prob require a bios update to get the e7200 to work, i u cant be bothered with that ur better off sticker to a p43/45 chipset mobo.