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    Mobo with decent on-board

    Hi guys,

    I'm on a bit of a budget and I'm looking for decent mobo that'll take a socket 775 chip and have an atx form factor. The clincher is that it must have decent onboard graphics [sob]....

    I have around £70 to spend.

    Any ideas guys?

    As always, thanks for any help :-)

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    Does it need to be full ATX or will mATX be ok? (They fit in ATX cases fine).

    If mATX is ok then I recommend the ASRock 945G ConRoe DVI board. Has an intel GMA950 which is more than enough for last generation titles.

    Better would be any boards with a radeon or Nvidia onboard chip, but I don't know any of them off the top of my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimblegimble View Post
    The clincher is that it must have decent onboard graphics [sob]....
    whats your definition of descent. what discrete graphics would you say is acceptable for you?
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    it it ran quake 3 i'd be pleased

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    quake 3? anything then. i was playing that before i got my 7900gt with integrated VIA graphics just for something to do, ran fine. tho i remember it running fine on a voodoo2 aswell so its hardly taxing
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    Would this do you?
    ASRock 775 Twins-HDTV.
    It's micro-ATX but should fit the bill. It's got on-board Video and audio, but has PCI-express also incase you want to really game in the future. 4 Dimm slots should keep you nicely, and all else is as expected.
    Scan sell it for £40.

    The X300 onboard graphics is rubbish compared to any add-on card, but LegitReviews shows that it can at least get a frame rate in modern games.
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    The Intel gma950 is good enough for Quake 3 no problem. It can do up to about Morrowind level of games pretty well.

    EDIT: didn't see the above - agreed, good recommendation. The X300 will be good enough for Q3 easily - better than the GMA950 too.

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    Yup, any recent ATi or Nvidia onboard solution will be better than Intel.

    I have that board, but haven't used it yet - will be on the weekend.

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    Thanks for the help guys, everything you've suggested would seem to fit the bill.... would anybody suggest any reasons for not going with a Micro ATX board rather than an ATX?

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    Hmm.. You have onboard network, sound, graphics.. so no need for any expansion cards at all.. nope mATX is good

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