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  • lucas4
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    Originally posted by I3r0k3N7FEET View Post
    upload photos in the show us yours thread anyway

    http://forums.aria.co.uk/showthread.php?t=3396&page=169

    people love photos ;D
    i was just looking at that thread funn enough !
    ye i've been taking lots of photos as stuff has been arriving and when i have been un boxing it, so i'll upload them the same time that i upload the pics for the whole build !
    can't wait to build the computer now !

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  • I3R0K3N7FEET
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    upload photos in the show us yours thread anyway

    http://forums.aria.co.uk/showthread.php?t=3396&page=169

    people love photos ;D

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  • lucas4
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    Originally posted by I3r0k3N7FEET View Post
    i think that getting a decent cheap board is the best way here
    thanks mate .
    turns out the budget may have decreased now !
    i'm sure i will be happy with the cheap board aswell !
    thanks again mate

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  • I3R0K3N7FEET
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    i think that getting a decent cheap board is the best way here

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  • lucas4
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    been reading some reviews on the cheaper Asus M4A78LT-M LE, and the reviewers on newegg etc seem happy with the board and the board i linked is slightly better than its cheaper brother !
    i'm going to hold out for about a week to see if prices drop, but i'm about 80% sure i want to get the Asus board. at 45 its an absolute bargain and i can just upgrade it in the future without regreating my purchase !
    anybody got anymore help or opinions?

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  • lucas4
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    Originally posted by I3r0k3N7FEET View Post
    4 pin and 8 pin doesnt make too much difference..

    and im sure you can stretch?
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=40954

    the asus 760g is a nice board too, personally if you want a decent cheap mobo go for that!
    I could stretch to $65 (sorry for $ sign, typing on phone) for the msi mobo but not for that asrock mobo coz it doesn't have SATA 3 or 2 x 16 length slots. If I'm spending around $65 I would want it to last over 2 years, nd then SATA 3 nd usb 3 would b useful!
    If I spend $45 on the asus board, I wouldn't need it to last as long and I could upgrade to bulldozer earlier.
    I'm so confused ! I dun wana get a crappy board coz that defies the point of me building my 1st custom pc. But I don't wanna get a good board that I'll waste nd not use the features .
    It doesn't help that I'm kinda investing in a dead socket aswell !
    I have been swaying back and forth to which I should get. If the good boards dropped a few more $ it would help my decision massively *hint hint aria *

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  • I3R0K3N7FEET
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    4 pin and 8 pin doesnt make too much difference..

    and im sure you can stretch?
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=40954

    the asus 760g is a nice board too, personally if you want a decent cheap mobo go for that!

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  • lucas4
    started a topic Need Help deciding on a sub 65 AM3 Motherboard

    Need Help deciding on a sub 65 AM3 Motherboard

    Hi guys !
    almost finished my whole build now! just need the motherboard and CPU.
    CPU i'm getting is either Athlon II 630 2.8Ghz or Athlon II 640 3.0Ghz.
    just wondering what is a good sub 65 motherboard to get?
    this is what i want:
    -4+ sata (idealy 5+) that won't get blocked by a long radeon 4870
    -4 DDR3 dimm slots
    -Need back panel optical SPDIF
    -room to fit a CM Hyper 212+
    -2 year + warranty

    usb 3.0 and sata 3.0 is nice but i don't really need it. i would probably use esata.
    BTW i have a NZXT M59 case, corsair TX 650, samsung F3 1TB and this ram
    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=42567

    EDIT: these are the boards i am considering
    Asus mATX 760G
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=42903
    good sata placement, and onboard video is a nice back up.

    AsRock ATX 770
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=37777
    Not many sata ports, good overclocking resluts, extra x16 length PCI-E slot

    MSI 870A-G54
    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=do...1&prod_no=2057
    By far the best board, but also the most expensive (i can get it for 65) . would rather by the cheaper boards so that i can upgrade to bulldozer earlier !

    i like the asus board the best because it has 6 well placed sata ports, optical SPDIF, onboard video as a back up, cheapest and coz it is mATX i can giv it to my brother when im finished with it ! only problem is, that it only has a 4 pin CPU power cable, but do i really need 8 pin if i dont plan on OC'ing much past 3.4Ghz?
    thanks guys
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