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April 27th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Will this work?
April 27th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Yes, if you already own or are buying an AMD (AM2 or better) CPU. It's not going to work with an intel :lolflag:
If you have a fullsize case and a video card, I'd get a Gigabyte 770 motherboard. I admit I am biased, I dont like onboard video....
April 27th, 2010, 07:22 PM
I was going low-power, Cascade, so I'd prefer integrated though I have a good card in case I need one. It's a mid-tower case (Cooler Master CM 690 II Advance ATX Mid-Tower Case) planning to be gotten with it. It's a 65 watt (Athlon II X2 255 Regor 3.1GHz) CPU; I can't stand Intel's constant changing of socket types (which i7?)
April 28th, 2010, 02:01 PM
Fair enough. I still try to avoid onbaord video even for low-power, its pretty easy to downclock an nVidia card.
If you are really trying to lower power usage, I'm pretty sure that the new 8xx series chipsets use less power than the 7xx version- maybe a 890GX?
Also, you may have seen me post this before (I do a lot) but I'd check out the 'e' series CPUs. 45watts vs 65watts (or higher, depending on what 'base' model its from). Not much help if you already own the X2 255 though.....
BTW, I do sort of forgive intel for the whole i7 '2 different sockets'' issue. They did release the LGA1366 as _very_ 'top end' chuipsets, triple channel RAM, etc. Then LGA 1166 as 'standard' level. Its just a pity that intel saw the need to have 2 different CPU sockets, but they are prone to that. It makes the new AMD X6 CPUs running on the 'old' sockets seem nicer as well. AMD has always tended to stick with 1 current socket, which is a big bonus in my book.
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