A good AMD motherboard witg onboard graphics

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montylee

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Hi,

I want to buy a good AMD based motherboard with onboard graphics.

Some options are:

1) MSI RS480M2-IL
2) Asus A8N-VM CSM

Are there any more motherboards available with onboard graphics...

help me please...
 

ashfame

Padawan
pl tell us ur budget for mobo & for wht purpose u will be using ur pc?
so that we can guide u properly.!!!
 

reddragon

In the zone
I think MSI RS480M2-IL has changed to MSI RS482M4-ILD . dont worry its similar only diff is that later contains 8 channel audio .
 

reddragon

In the zone
buy any of these MSI or ASUS . both of them r very good . except that u have an option of gigabyte motherboards .........................but most member here who plays game and love AMD 939pin have either ASUS or MSI motherboards .
 
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montylee

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Basically i have to upgrade my old P-3 machine.
I want to upgrade to an AMD based machine. Purpose of the PC would be:

1) For occasional programming.
2) For playing multiplayer games like Counter Strike, Unreal Tournament etc.

Since my budget is limited, i don't want to buy an external Graphics card for now (maybe later). That's why i am preferring a motherboard with on-board graphics.

My budget is around Rs. 20,000

I have the following components in mind:

Motherboard: ASUS A8N-E/Asus A8N-VM CSM/MSI RS480M2-IL/Gigabyte GA-K8N51PVMT-9.
Processor: AMD 3200+ (939 pin)
Harddisk: 120GB/160 GB: Western Digital/Seagate
RAM: 1GB Transcend DDR RAM
Case+Powersupply: Antec 550W power supply (don't know abt the case though).

Please help me...
 

cyrux

In the zone
Well i have heard many good and bad things about asus a8n-vm-csm . So, my vote goes for msi k8ngm2-fid
 

tiblu

Broken In
Go for MSI k8NGM2 series verygood mobos little bit of yweaking options too. If u go for I-version it has 6100 onboard will cost u 4300, and there i this FID version which rocks has 6150 onbaord and DVI also cost 5300 not sure comfirm.
 
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montylee

montylee

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Re: A good AMD motherboard with onboard graphics

I just checked out the reviews of various motherboards with on-board memory.
I think Asus A8N VM CSM is the best of the lot.
So my configuration so far is:

Motherboard: Asus A8N-VM CSM
Processor: AMD 3200+ (939 pin) (Venice Core)
Harddisk: 120GB/160 GB: Western Digital/Seagate
RAM: 1GB Transcend DDR RAM
Case+Powersupply: Antec 550W power supply (don't know abt the case though).

Please suggest abt the other components too like "how can i distinguish a Venice Core based AMD 3200+), Harddisk, RAM, Case and Power supply.

thanks for ur help...
 

wizrulz

GUNNING DOWN TEAMS
Well to recognise Amd64 Venice Core see that the serial no. is: ADA3000BPBOX (for 3000+) where the "BP" means venice core.
Rest is fine as u have decided..case any good ventilatd with having atleast 2/3 fans
 

Chirag

Cyborg Agent
@montylee-U will have to stretch ur budget coz u will get what u suggest for around 21k excluding cabinet and power supply.

Amd 3200+(I got it for 7200)
Asus A8n-vm(I have a8n-e, got it for 5600 and a8n-vm's cost is same)
160 GB Western Digital(I will suggest to go with Hitachi. I got it for 3800)
512*2 Transcend Ram(I got it for 4600)

Now total cost is 21,200 excluding case and power supply. I got the above config in March 06. So prices much have come little down. Still I think u will have to make some changes in the0 config if u want in 20k or stretch ur budget to 23k. That would be best. Hope this helps.
 
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montylee

montylee

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Well i can stretch my budget somewhat...

I think the components i have finalised are fine.
Any suggestions about the Cabinet and power supply (Good brands and prices)???
 
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montylee

montylee

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Re: A good AMD motherboard with onboard graphics

What!!!
no replies...

pls help me in selecting a good cabinet and power supply...
 

ECE0105

In the zone
For the Cabinets, do check out the Range from Zebronics...........

They are quite good and watchout specially for the Elite Range.... Coupled with a VIP or ANTEC SPMS, this rocks.....

A few models have around 4 fans all around.....

And, did I mention the cost... One of the models, with two fans at the Side (just above the processor) and another at the back of the chassis retails for around 1,200/- Remove the SPMS and it is quite a steal...........
 
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