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Good motherboard, for just starting custom builds? Answered

Hi, I am relatively new to building custom computers. However, I feel like I know enough to actually build one. The first problem I'm having though is finding a good motherboard. I won't be doing a whole lot of hard core gaming, but probably a little(Halo, Fallout 3/New Vegas, MW2, etc...). So I would say I'd need the following specs(minimum, more is usually better):

4GB DDR3 RAM
PCI Slot(s)
3 SATA devices(2 HDDs, 1 Disk Drive)
500GB HDD(s)
AMD AM3 Athlon II x2 445
VGA & DVI

I think I've found a good mobo to fit this bill:
GIGABYTE GA-785GMT-USB3

Can anyone vouch for it, or offer a better suggestion?

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dakotaSioux

8 years ago

That's a great mobo you picked out.. I highly recommend Gigabyte fror reliability and overall price/performance ratio.

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NachoMahma

8 years ago

. If you don't need bleeding-edge performance, it's hard to go wrong with just about any big-name (eg, Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, MSI) mobo.
. If you need bleeding-edge performance, you would probably be better off consulting the ppl on a forum dedicated to high-performance computing rather than one for general DIY.