M-atx motherboard advice

Discussion in 'Mainboards / CPU / RAM' started by ronaldus, October 24, 2005.

  1. ronaldus

    ronaldus Portal Member

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    Hi

    I am looking for a good m-atx board. The following is important

    Spdif
    good standby function
    socket a or 754 (AMDbased)

    Do you have any good experience with a m-atx board let me know



    Thanks
     
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  3. jdiffend

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    First of all, I'd go socket 754 and a 64 bit CPU. It's close to the same price for the speed and socket A is now a dead end.

    I also think you'll find features like hi-def audio are more common on 754 boards than Socket A and you can get built in DirectX 9 support in hardware.

    I have a Jetway I love and there is a 754 version of it. But they didn't put SPDIF on the 754 version of the board. Otherwise it would be perfect.

    Look for ATi and NVidea chipset boards that support DirectX 9.
    There should also be a DirectX 9 capable VIA chipset on the market some time soon... possibly by the end of the year.

    Just look for the features you want and the proper TV out for your setup. Many boards don't have TV out.
     
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    That was kinda vague so I did a search on my vender of choice's site. Here are the possible candidates they had. You'll need to research the features to make sure which ones have everything you need since it was just a search based on video/form factor:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...Value=757:7619&Submit=Property&SubCategory=22

    This is the board I use but it's socket 939. The A200GDMS version is socket 754 *IF* you can find one... but no SPDIF.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813153027
     
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