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best X2 board?

Postby Darkstar » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:51 am

i have a buddy that wants to upgrade to a Dual core on a limited budget. He isnt a heavy gamer so he doesnt need the latest and greatest. I havent built any X2 systems since i have been buying C2's. Can anyone recommends a good inexpensive stable board for his build?

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Re: best X2 board?

Postby Zertz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:29 pm

This DFI is cheap and the layout is awesome.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813136020

Other than that, this Gigabyte is also really nice and under $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128014

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Re: best X2 board?

Postby Major_A » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:23 pm

Do not go with DFi if you aren't going to be overclocking. Foxconn and Gigabyte make good solid motherboards.

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Re: best X2 board?

Postby camaroguy1998 » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:06 am

I'm using this board currently as a secondary system. (Folding-SMP, internet and music storage)
With an AMD 4000 X2 (1MB x2 Cache)
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_sp ... V&class=mb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130064

Just be careful what memory you choose, the board does not support anything over 2.0V
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Re: best X2 board?

Postby dgood » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:09 pm

you looking at am2? or 939? cuz that makes a decent difference as to what you are buying.
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Re: best X2 board?

Postby Zertz » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:28 pm

i was assuming AM2 since he probably wants something recent with room for upgrading. And 939 will probably end up at the same price or higher. DDR1 is expensive compared to DDR2, boards and CPUs cost roughly the same.

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Re: best X2 board?

Postby Darkstar » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:35 am

Sorry, thought i had mentioned am2, but it looks like i only put down x2.
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Re: best X2 board?

Postby geokilla » Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:51 pm

The Biostar nF560 is a great board for $80. It's an excellent overclocker according to AnandTech.

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3051 <----- AnandTech review

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138081 <-----newegg
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Re: best X2 board?

Postby stev » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:39 pm

I've notice that all of the replys have been MOBO's without onboard graphics. Since the person it's a heavy gamer, onboard graphics could get him by for a period of time. I once had an Intel MOBO with on board graphics that rivaled my son's nVidia card this past year playing Halo-2.

Other than the AM2, does he need a lan 10/100 or 10/100/1000 ?!?

How about max memory to upgrade to in the future? 2Gb or 4Gb?
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Re: best X2 board?

Postby camaroguy1998 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:39 am

stev wrote:I've notice that all of the replys have been MOBO's without onboard graphics. Since the person it's a heavy gamer, onboard graphics could get him by for a period of time. I once had an Intel MOBO with on board graphics that rivaled my son's nVidia card this past year playing Halo-2.

Other than the AM2, does he need a lan 10/100 or 10/100/1000 ?!?

How about max memory to upgrade to in the future? 2Gb or 4Gb?


The MSI board I posted has onboard graphics, LAN and Audio.
I added a CPU, Memory, HDD, PSU and a DVD rom and theres a new system!
So far its only been rebooted twice and that was for updates! Runs like a champ!
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Re: best X2 board?

Postby tnynyn » Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:27 pm

I think any board with the amd 690 chipset should be good use for onboard graphics.
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Re: best X2 board?

Postby Zertz » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:23 pm

tnynyn wrote:I think any board with the amd 690 chipset should be good use for onboard graphics.


Yeah it's a nice chipset for the price.


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