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Old 06-23-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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I'm finding it hard to decide between these motherboards:
Gigabyte GA-M770-US3
GA-MA770-ES3
GA-MA770-US3
GA-MA700-UD3
GA-770TA-UD3
GA-MA770T-UD3P
I'd like to hear opinions on which one others think is the best board listed above, and why. That could make picking one easier.
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I wouldn't pick any of them. These are obsolete products.
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I wouldn't pick any of them. These are obsolete products.
I'm doing a legacy build. After eliminating 26 other boards, this is what's left on the menu.
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The GA-MA770T-UD3P is probably the most upmarket of the ones you listed, but it really depends on the features you want.
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The GA-MA770T-UD3P is probably the most upmarket of the ones you listed, but it really depends on the features you want.
Thanks for your advice. Not sure what you mean by "upmarket". As for features, all of these boards will require at least one or more expansion cards, as none have everything I want...either firewire, or eSATA, or something else is MIA...so all are pretty much equal as far as this goes. Anyway, will focus on the GA-MA770T-UD3P, and see if I can find any Linux problems with it.
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When I say upmarket, I meant that it is the most expensive, and high end of the of the boards you listed.
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I'm ready to start buying parts, and wish to ask if you will please look over this list for any component incompatibilities that might of slipped by me:


CPU-
Phenom II X6 1055T (95W)

*MOTHERBOARD- in order of preference:
GA-MA770T-UD3P
GA-MA770-UD3
GA-MA770T-UD3
GA-770T-UD3
GA-770TA-UD3

MEMORY- Depends on board chosen, but I want the high end sort, and maximum amount...if anyone wants to recommend memory modules for the five boards above, please do!

NIC CARD- in order of preference:
DGE-528T
Intel EXPI9301CTBLK PRO/1000
Netgear GA302T
Startech ST1000BT32

*SOUND CARD-
Asus Xonar D2

*GRAPHICS CARD-
Either Geforce 6800GS or 6800GT (PCIe x16, 256 to 512MB)

VIDEO CAPTURE CARD- Must include 'framegrabber' function.
No idea! Suggestions welcomed for PCI or PCIe card type.

SATA DVD (3Gb/s) BURNER- I'm considering Plextor PX-880SA, but welcome suggestions, just no Sony brand.

SATA HARD DISC DRIVE- SATA 3Gb/s & 750GB required. Maybe:
WD7500AVCS
WD 7500AAKS-OOBA0

SATA HDD MOBILE RACKS- Maybe:
Kingwin KF-201-DF
" KF-1000-BK
SNT-SAS136B
Vantec MRK-300ST-BK
iStarUSA T5F-SS
iRack MRA300

5.25" BAY DEVICE-
Lian Li BZ-UO1

EXTERNAL HDD DOCKING STATION- For making backups. Prefer eSATA or firewire
Orico 6618SUS-BK
Rosewill RX-DUS100

FLOPPY DRIVE- For internal floppy drive connector.
Bytecc BT-145
NEC FD1231

PCI/PCIe EXPANSION CARDS- Depends on motherboard chosen, and which chips Linux rejects, but will likely need at least eSATA and Firewire cards that work with Linux:
Syba SD-SA2PEX-2E
Startech PEX1394B3 Firewire PCIE Card

LCD MONITOR- Require 1024x768. No touchscreen.
ViewEra V151HV-

WIRED ROUTER- Require NAT & SPI;gigabit WAN.
TP Link TL-R600VPN
Netgear FVS336G
Trendnet TWG-BRF114
Cisco Linksys RVS-4000

UPS- It must cover minimum 675W, and have quiet operation.
Cyberpower CP1350PFCLCD
APC BR1500 LCD

MEMORY CARD READER-
Plugable Technologies Plugable 2.0

SCANNER-
Canon Canoscan LIDE 30

COLOR INKJET PRINTER- Require each color to have separately replaceable ink cartridge; above average color graphics & photo print quality, & easy Linux setup. Much prefer single-function printers.
HP Officejet Pro 800 Enterprise
" " 6000 Wireless Printer
Epson WF7010

MONOCHROME LASER PRINTER- Require double sided printing (auto-duplex), use reasonably priced toner, have above average text print quality. Single-function printers much preferred.
Brother HL-2040
" HL-5370DW
Dell 2350D
" 3330DN
HP Laserjet Pro 400 M401DN
" " " " M401DNE
" " " P1606DN
Xerox Phaser 3250


* These components are already decided on, so its very unlikely I'll change them.
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