Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Motherboard Help!

  1. #1
    Seething Cauldron of Hatred TheAnimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    17,147
    Thanks
    798
    Thanked
    2,151 times in 1,407 posts

    Motherboard Help!

    So i bought myself a loverly:
    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...x-micro-bundle

    But am now playing which motherboard?

    Intel G45 based?
    http://www.mediaatlantic.com/product.php?xProd=220832
    £100~ but i know is compatable because of HFX's list

    Or do i try and use Zotac 9300?
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=17268
    Which is about £15 cheaper.

    I was thinking of a 45nm Dual core CPU. But they all have 65W thermal design pattern, aren't there some that have only 35W?
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

  2. #2
    Seething Cauldron of Hatred TheAnimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    17,147
    Thanks
    798
    Thanked
    2,151 times in 1,407 posts

    Re: Motherboard Help!

    Didn't really state this question properly.

    Which would be better for watching HD Video upto 1080p, this box is for my bedroom where the tv is only 32" 720p, but lots of my blurays are higher than that, so it will have to be able to downscale....

    Which Graphics Chipset will be better, have lower thermal profile?
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

  3. #3
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    15,063
    Thanks
    1,200
    Thanked
    2,249 times in 1,850 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: Motherboard Help!

    Given that you've already spent £360 on a case does it matter? I could build an entire freaking PC for that! Although: OMG that thing is beautiful!

    I thought the Zotac retailed at nearer £120, making it somewhat more expensive? The features sets appear to be somewhat give-and-take: so a full PCI-e x16 slot on the Zotac, but only 2 SATA ports. Of course, in a tiny chassis like that you probably don't *need* more than 2 SATA ports...

    Anyway, to get off the fence, personally I'd go for the Zotac, in deference to its *much* better graphical capabilities.

    I believe the only 35W Core-based processors are the single-core 65nm Celeron 400 series, although I'm prepared to be corrected

  4. #4
    Seething Cauldron of Hatred TheAnimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    17,147
    Thanks
    798
    Thanked
    2,151 times in 1,407 posts

    Re: Motherboard Help!

    Its strange HFX say maximum cooling capacity, 35W, yet in their own bundles use 65W CPUs. Think i'll do the same, i can always under clock it if need be and just run at the same FSB as the RAM!

    I wanted a complately silent PC, to replace my one fan thats not quite silent ATOM based PC.

    But i think the Zotac having on board WiFi could come in handy.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

  5. #5
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: Motherboard Help!

    I would go for the Zotac too!!


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Corsair Memory and Asus Striker Motherboard?
    By Bigbear48 in forum Corsair Memory
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-03-2007, 10:50 PM
  2. need help wit motherboard
    By slacky1230 in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 24-02-2007, 09:23 PM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-02-2007, 10:10 PM
  4. ITS HERE!" Small review tests and the FIRST MODDING GUIDE!
    By gilgamesh in forum abit.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23-01-2007, 02:44 PM
  5. Motherboard Help pls...
    By Hullz-Modz in forum SHOPPING AND CLASSIFIEDS
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 27-11-2005, 11:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •