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Build Advice Nov 2010 affordable all-rounder changes

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by harveypooka, 27 Jan 2011.

  1. harveypooka

    harveypooka Fond of rumpots and crackpots

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    A friend wants to build a new rig mainly for coding on Ubuntu, maybe for the odd game on Windows.

    We had a look at the November 2010 Buyers Guide and settled on the affordable all-rounder.

    Thing is, the MSI 770-C45 is out of stock everywhere in the UK (those nice folks at eBay have a few for £999, though!).

    Was wondering if anyone had other suggestions for a different mobo? My friend isn't that bothered about this system being the latest or greatest (boring, I know!), just wants a decent desktop.

    Thanks chaps. :D
     
  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    MSI C45 870 same board same chipset newer revision basically
     
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    barney magru New Member

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  4. Cookeh

    Cookeh New Member

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    I was considering it for a new budget build, but found an alternative for £55

    Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0

    It is based on an older chipset - but it can do symmetrical 8x/8x crossfire, will be more stable for your overclocks and run cooler :D
     

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