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Motherboards AM2 Motherboard Recommendation

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by soopahfly, 8 Aug 2009.

  1. soopahfly

    soopahfly Minimodder

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    I have a HP ProLiant ML115 G1 server, with an AMD Athlon 4450e x2, and 6gb of DDR2 Ram (2x2gb 2x1gb) and the dying remains of my old 4200 939 system.

    The ProLiant will not work with my current 6600GT PCI-E graphics card, and the onboard card won't run over 1024x768 @ 16bit. There is also no soundcard (as it's a server)

    So, I need to be a bit creative. I need a replacement MATX Motherboard.
    The case doesn't have a removable backplate, so I need to cut that out and use a regular backplate.

    My 6600GT is also ageing, so I would preferably like a board with a meaty onboard GFX card (I don't play games, but I watch HD movies on it.

    I've seen this board :
    http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase7.6&prodID=B164701

    It's got the required 4 Dimm slots, and a Radeon 3100 onboard, and more importantly, it's under £50.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    785G is looking at you.

    But I don't think it's under 50 quid.

    Look at a semi-expensive 780G I guess.
     
  3. soopahfly

    soopahfly Minimodder

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    I've seen some Asus 785 motherboards for just a little over £60.

    ::Edit! All the 785 boards are DDR3, I've already got 6gb of DDR2!
     
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  4. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    >_> Then 780G it is.
     
  5. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    However wouldn't it be easier just to use that board and then slap a HD4350/HD4550 on it and use the card's HDMI as sound?
     
  6. Ending Credits

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    The 740G Gigabyte board is pretty nice.
     
  7. soopahfly

    soopahfly Minimodder

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    It would be easier to just go for it and upgrade the lot.
    However, the wife has me by the purse strings, so it's an economical upgrade.

    I've got the 6600GT, and if I need to use that then so be it.
     

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