Originally Posted by jeffkro
I just purchashed some ddr3 1600 ram and windows so I don't want to wait forever. But I might hold off for Ivy bridge or trininty, it depends on what the pre-release reviews look like and what deals come up for an A4/A55 combo.
NE now has more reasonably priced A55 MBs, though no A55 reaches down to the H61 $50 price point. In reality, if you send in the $20 MIR, the A75 Biostar is the least expensive because shopping is free, so total cost is only $60.
Combining that with the A4-3400, you wind up with $130 (AFTER the MIR) for MB & APU.
For reference, the least expensive dual core Intel SNB/MB combo is ~$108.
Are you looking for something around the $110 mark (H61 & Celeron G530)?
NOTE: regarding the Biostar MB- I looked up the complaint on this forum regarding a Biostar A75 MB NOT supporting two digital displays. This was something not mentioned in the Biostar manual, but the user pinged Biostar:
"Confirmed by Biostar that it's the motherboards limitation. For dual displays, it will only display 1 analog and 1 digital signal...not dual digital."
This was regarding a more expensive BIOSTAR TA75M+ MB. So I skimmed the manual for the less expensive "$60" Biostar MB and could not find any note regarding valid display connector combinations. I therefore suspect that this MB also has this limitation.