Re: Help with motherboard choice
cascade9 brought up a great idea with the 880 chipset boards.
I can't state this enough but onboard graphics are hardly ever a good choice if you need it for HD video and transcoding. They use up precious onboard RAM and create more heat because the extra communication being done.
Realistically just get the cheapest AM3 board you can find, and then buy a Nvidia graphics card. In the end it might be the smae price as a higher end MB. People think they need all the extra features of a high end board but most never even use the options.
here is a great option for a MB
And here is one of the newer 430 chipsets for graphic cards (newer version of VDPAU)
Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.