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    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    Would you say this is a good Mobo with onboard graphics? Looking for one for my wife's PC as the MSI one she has in there has gone belly up! Just need a decent Motherboard, with AM2, Onboard graphice, reliable and good performance.

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2932
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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    Seems fine

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    Price might be a tad high so any other one anyone can recommend? Or failing that, should i just get the one above?

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    This Asus motherboard is good for the money:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150278

    It has a very good spec:

    http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1...52&modelmenu=1

    If you want a very cheap 780G motherboard there is this one:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147302

    http://www.powercolor.com/eng/products_mb_RS780G.asp

    IIRC it does not have support for the higher end Phenom chips but should be fine for any of the 95w Phenom or Athlon chips.

    Here is a closer look:

    http://5giay.vn/showthread.php?t=374464
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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    This Asus motherboard is good for the money:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150278

    It has a very good spec:

    http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1...52&modelmenu=1

    If you want a very cheap 780G motherboard there is this one:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147302

    http://www.powercolor.com/eng/products_mb_RS780G.asp

    IIRC it does not have support for the higher end Phenom chips but should be fine for any of the 95w Phenom or Athlon chips.

    Here is a closer look:

    http://5giay.vn/showthread.php?t=374464
    Waw!! Many thanks for the links etc. Awesome help. More confused now though!! lol

    I will read up on them later. Got to order one tomorrow, wife hates being without her PC!! (As do i).

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    The gigabyte is a great board & unlike the asus whihc has the smae specs has a uk based rma

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    The Asus has VGA,DVI,HDMI and Displayport outputs unlike most other 780G motherboards. The Asus or Gigabyte are better motherboards than the PowerColor IMHO but for the price it is hard to beat.
    IIRC the PowerColor has weaker power regulation circuits than more expensive 780G motherboards. This means it will not run the higher end Phenoms and Athlon X2 processors which have a TDP of 95w and above.

    Apart from that it will be fine for normal use.

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    Think i will go for the Gigabyte. Cheers

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    I have just seen these two motherboards for under £60:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148368

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152752

    The £50 780V motherboard supports all the Phenom processors:

    http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?f...1&maincat_no=1

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigab...RAID-Micro-ATX

    Looks ok. Not too expensive. What you think?

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    What CPU are you using BTW??

    If it is an Athlon X2 it should work fine with a 740G based motherboard. The main advantage of the 780G and 780V is that they are better for media use and even some light gaming. However if the computer is not being used for such things the 740G will do the job and also will be cheaper!!

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    Black Edition 3.2 Dual core AMD

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    According to the CPU compatibility webpage the Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 will work with the Athlon X2 6400+ processor:

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ProductID=2813

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    So, ok to get the board then? A good one at that?

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    I think for normal use it will do the job.

    Here is the memory compatability list too:

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/...-ma74gm-s2.pdf

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H Motherboard

    Not currently in stock but Scan have a nice J&W 780g for £52
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/JandW...RAID-uATX-HDCP

    £70 on ebuyer
    Sapphire PI-AM2RS780G
    Ok I've not looked at Shapires boards before but it looks like a very nice fuctional layout
    http://www.tbreak.com/articles/20/2/...ire/Page2.html

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