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I would buy the Gigabyte for a HTPC or something like that.
 
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I'd go with the Foxconn...they have really been stepping it up lately.
 

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The Gigabyte has better capacitors for the CPU area and most likely has a better bios to work with. From the Foxconns I've seen... Blech...
 
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Would you pair it with this combo deal?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.150035

all 3 before rebates are a hair under $450 ... 9850be, sapphire 4870 1 gb, and the gigabyte mobo...
after shipping and rebates $433.94 ( I think it's a damn good deal for the setup... just might be a little tight -close together) going to be using for gaming, and just general use

*edit* looking at the reviews someone says that the memory is set to 1.95v and can't see a way to lower it... I have 3 sticks of this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134045 rated @ 1.8v would that be a problem???
 
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shouldn't see any issues there. i believe the gigabyte board shouldn't have a problem with that voltage.
 

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get the GB its a good mobo and they have better BIOS updates/support
 
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shouldn't see any issues there. i believe the gigabyte board shouldn't have a problem with that voltage.
the board isn't what I'm worried about, I'm worried that the memory I currently have wont be able to be used in that board... would the kingston memory run @1.95 safely?
 

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what p/n number is that ram just checked there compatibility list

KVR667D2N5/1G

thats for 667,

and pulled this from the specs on the site.
1. 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1)
2. Dual channel memory architecture
3. Support for DDR2 1066 (Note 2)/800/667 MHz memory modules

anything beyond that you would have to talk to gigabyte about.
 
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what p/n number is that ram just checked there compatibility list

KVR667D2N5/1G

thats for 667,

and pulled this from the specs on the site.
1. 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1)
2. Dual channel memory architecture
3. Support for DDR2 1066 (Note 2)/800/667 MHz memory modules

anything beyond that you would have to talk to gigabyte about.
this is what I saw on a review on newegg... just made me worry a little :confused:

digitoast
Tech Level: high
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
This user purchased this item from Newegg 12/3/2008 12:46:52 AM Improved since -S2H and almost perfect.


Pros: + Northbridge temperature sensor has finally been fixed (bugged on -S2H mainboards)

+ Support for upcoming socket AM3 with bios upgrade

+ 140W CPU Support

+ All-Solid Capacitor Design

Cons: - Inability to run memory below 1.95V

- Top SATA can be partially obstructed by large video cards

- No DisplayPort (available on ASUS 780g mainboards)

- No simultaneous output on DVI and HDMI

Other Thoughts: This is my fourth build with a Gigabyte 780g mainboard. I have not encountered a single problem with any of them. My biggest quibble is the fact that none of the gigabyte 780g mainboards provide full memory voltage control; only +0.1/0.2/0.3 is available as an option. All RAM, as such, starts out at 1.95V minimum -- truly a pain if you've invested in costly 1.8V modules.
*goes to replay booth* Upon further review, and visiting product website finding memory compatability, noticing mine is supported, I end the memory discussion -Board discussion still open
 

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this is what I saw on a review on newegg... just made me worry a little :confused:



*goes to replay booth* Upon further review, and visiting product website finding memory compatability, noticing mine is supported, I end the memory discussion -Board discussion still open
EDIT my bad didn't read the bottom of the post.
 
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I'm really liking that board... as much as I was against going mATX... I think it's the best solution for me now :rockout:
 
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That would be a good board. Biostar are known for being a good boards and decent overclockers.
 
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Yeah I like my other biostar, and the reviews on it are good... think that I'm going with that one :rockout:
 
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Looks nice.
 
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From the first two I would get gigabyte. I don`t like the Biostar but the mobo looks ok it has all solid caps and shielded chokes it has nice build quality and price.
 
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I wouldn't buy any of those simply because they are AM2. If you're stuck with your AMD processor, I'd recommend the GIGABYTE motherboard. They're cheap motherboards generally function well.
 
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I wouldn't buy any of those simply because they are AM2. If you're stuck with your AMD processor, I'd recommend the GIGABYTE motherboard. They're cheap motherboards generally function well.
Simply because they are am2? meaning what?
 
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Personally I would never buy another Gigabyte board. I stick with DFI and ASUS mostly tho I am gonna try Biostar soon. If I were you I would spend a little more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131325
-->Best bang for the buck AMD board right now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138129
 
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Ok new board in mind... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138129 my budget keeps going up a little at a time, what does everyone think of this? I currently have a biostar tforce t550 and I love it... thoughts?
Personally I would never buy another Gigabyte board. I stick with DFI and ASUS mostly tho I am gonna try Biostar soon. If I were you I would spend a little more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131325
-->Best bang for the buck AMD board right now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138129
I had that biostar one listed after I found out I could probably afford it. And I like the looks of that biostar over the asus. So I was ahead of you on that one shadowfold :p

this is more than likely going to be my combo unless they drop it are out of stock or raise the prices

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138129
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.150035

free shipping on all of them, and a $15 mail in rebate $464.97 before rebate $449.97 after :toast:
 
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#23
Of course... mobo I want is out of stock, no longer free shipping on the video card either, lol... I swear they see what I write and change it just to piss me off! :cry: :roll: