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Old 23rd June 2008
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Default Motherboards for AMD

Hello,

I am looking at building a new system. I will be using an AMD CPU - AM2 socket. I am hopeful to get some suggestions for a motherboard. The motherboard should also hopefully be microATX (to fit in the case I am looking at).

I would prefer online video if possible (I just need basic graphics - no gaming, no video editing, etc.). I was looking at the new ATI 780G - since ATI is now trying to play nicely with the Open Source community. It seems to get great reviews, but I have heard that it and the southbridge it is normally coupled with (SB700 - I think) runs very hot!!!

This system will be geared toward cool and quiet operation (though, I don't think I can go totally fanless!). So, I can't have a north- and southbridge that are untouchably hot (according to one review).

My preferred brand is ASUS, but will consider others as well.

Any suggestions?



Also, I have heard that Seagate hard drives run hot -- any knowledge of that?
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