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post #1 of 4 Old 08-13-2008, 01:45 PM - Thread Starter
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Hmm I need some help deciding which motherboard to pick...

These are my other spec:
Silverstone gd02b case
Corsair 520w PSU
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AMD Athlon x2 5600+ (2.9GHz)
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Basiclly my question is whether it is worth for me to wait for a 790gx micro-atx motherboard when I will not use the IGP. Is the sb750 worth the wait?
Also I have to consider the higher price of the new 790gx compared to existing motherboards. Are there any other motherboard out there that will serve my as good as the next generation motherboards?

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Forgot to mention that I am looking for a micro ATX sized motherboard.
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If you don't use HD 3300 (IGP), then the only difference between 790GX and 780G is the southbridge SB750 (RAID 5 and better overclocking) vs. SB700. Unless these are the features you are looking for, you don't need to wait for 790GX mATX (DFI LANPARTY JR 790GX-M2RS [pricey], BIOSTAR TA790GX XE).

- Foxconn A7GM-S, $67
- GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H, $80
- ASUS M3A78-EM, $85

are good choice.
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If you don't use HD 3300 (IGP), then the only difference between 790GX and 780G is the southbridge SB750 (RAID 5 and better overclocking) vs. SB700. Unless these are the features you are looking for, you don't need to wait for 790GX mATX (DFI LANPARTY JR 790GX-M2RS [pricey], BIOSTAR TA790GX XE).

- Foxconn A7GM-S, $67
- GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H, $80
- ASUS M3A78-EM, $85

are good choice.

But if you are into overclocking (or Gaming with dual PCI Express), I would suggest a SB750 board. For mATX then the DFI LanParty JR 790GX-M2RS seems like the best bet and the official release date is 28 August.
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