Help pick a motherboard?

By steelth ยท 9 replies
Dec 4, 2009
  1. I'm looking for a Cheap Motherboard that will support a AtI Radeon HD 4770.As in cheap i mean less than 100 Us dollars, as a matter of fact the cheaper ,the better. I would like it to be ATX Standard or micro. thank you for your help
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    AMD chip motherboards by Gigabyte, MSI, Biostar, EliteGroup, Asus, FoxConn... That were release between 1 year and 6 months ago... and still on the market at Directron, NewEgg, and Frys. For ruggedness, quality build, and reliability related to low cost, we are partial to Gigabyte and Foxconn.
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    What processor is going to be used?
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    The GA-MA770-UD3 and GA-MA74GM-S2 are excellent choices IMO. The former is an overall better choice than the latter if you are going to overclock or use a quad-core CPU (the northbridge on the cheaper mATX board gets uncomfortably hot with one of those CPUs installed).
  5. steelth

    steelth TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 130

    I haven't decided on a processor yet , but to save cost i will probably go with a dual-core. I'm just starting to learn to build computers this will be my 2nd, I'm not sure how to overclock or anything so until i do , I probably won't try to , although it would be nice to be able to at some point maybe.I guess an AMD would be ok.I just have never messed with one so i don't know much about them.Any ideas are great thx
  6. frickfrock99

    frickfrock99 TS Rookie

    Go with the xfx 680i LT
  7. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Would you like to go with DDR3 memory? How much will you spend on the rig. Figures help us give better suggestions. :)
  8. steelth

    steelth TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 130

    I'm thinking around 300 or less not including the video card,case. If it's possible . I could go alil over that if i have to.I have a 780i atm i'm useing. But this computer i'm building will be for my daughter so it doesn't have to be the best. Just better than her compaq that is 4 years old,lol. I looked up the 680I and those must be rare cause i went to 6 diff. online stores i know and none sell them. Even the stores xfx tell you to go to don't sell them.
  9. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    I'd say go with the Phenom II X3 720 BE processor on any AMD 790X chipset motherboard. Along with that a good 4GB kit of DDR3 1333MHz. That'll set you back about $340. If you'd like to go a little cheaper, you could get an AMD 770 chipset motherboard. I'm recommending that processor presuming you like to game.
  10. steelth

    steelth TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Ok, this is what i'm thinking MSI 770, Athlon II x4 620-Only reason for the Athlon is because it's about 40+ dollars cheaper than the Phenom IIx3 720, and I could go with a cheaper video card ,only reason i was going with Ati is because of the reveiws were so good.Only games my daughter will be playing are little kid games.
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