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    Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    Hi newbie here after a bit of advice, i just upgraded one of my pc's and after scratching about i have pretty much got enough "spares" to put together another pc, i just need a motherboard. Thing is i don't really want to spend more than £40 for a mobo on what is basically a backup pc.

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    Might even get a cheapo tv card to put in it.

    So what can you recommend?

    Cheers

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    Re: Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    This motherboard should come to just under 40 quid with postage:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152777

    If you want to have better forward compatibility it would be better to get a 740g or 780g chipset motherboard. These would cost between 40 to 50 quid though.

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    Re: Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    Thanks for the reply and link.

    I don't mind spending a little more, within reason, if its going to make a worthwhile difference. I don't forsee any major upgrades to this system for a while so phenom compatibility, whilst it would be nice, isn't enirely necessary.

    Any one else have any suggestions?

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    Re: Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    i would stick with an ati chipsetted mobo, but at that price catthefithh's suggestion is a steal. just needs checking for how it copes with the 45nm phenom II's - but i think it would be fine - you may not even care about that in which case buy buy buy
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    Re: Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    According to the Asus website it supports both Phenoms AND AM3 so i think we have a winner unless someone can find better? Which is looking more and more unlikely.



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    Re: Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    Hey mac, nice to see you over here

    I think thats the best board you're gonna get, especially if it supports phenom

    It's 4.98*

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    Re: Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    yep, that could potentially do you as the basis for a main comp in the future, which is a mighty good thing to be buying into.
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    Re: Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    Hiya Pete, someone suggested i try here for some advice for this mobo so here i am

    It certainly looks like a reasonable mobo, specially for the price.

    Thanks for the help guys, i would thankyou officially, when i learn how to

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    Re: Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    Just click the button underneath the post, not sure how many posts you need though, might be 10 or 15

    It's 4.98*

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    Re: Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    Ah guess i need a few more posts before i can do that then as there is no thanks button.

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    Re: Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    i got one from ebay for 25 pounds, asus boston, or just "boston motherboard" if you search, no oc, but it's asus amd it's old hewlett packerd stock. am2 nforce 4 ultra budget quality.

    http://computers.shop.ebay.co.uk/ite..._osacat=101195

    boston is made by asus havent researched the auckland one. pobably the same

    no oc but very stable, wont die like an abit

    it's not am2 + - no phenom... x2 7750 though for 60 quid yay!
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    Re: Need a reasonable but cheap AM2 motherboard.

    Thanks for the input Zombi bit i have ordered the one Cat suggested earlier. Seems like a cracking board for the price, i'll update when i get the system together.

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