I have a new AMD Athlon 64 X2 slot AM2 CPU. Now I need to buy a motherboard.
I’ve been looking at two Gigabyte motherboards; the GA-M61P-S3 and the GA-MA69GM-S2H.
Could anyone tell me which one I should buy and why? They’re both about the same price $79.99 plus 6.33 for shipping…and both have good reviews 90% on the M61 and 94% on the MA69…both have firewire which I need and both have integrated video which will suffice for me I believe…and save some $.
Your opinion would be greatly appreciated. This is my first build. I don’t need SLI and I don’t need a fancy video card (at least not right now) because I won’t be playing games…nothing against games, that’s just not me…I’m too old and too slow for that. I will, however, be doing a little video editing of home VHS and 8mm tapes and burning disks…if I ever learn how to use Adobe Premier Elements 2.0.
Sure would appreciate some help on selecting a mobo. If you think another board is better please let me know. I’ve also looked at the Asus P5W DH Deluxe X6800 and the Asus M2N PV-VM. Trying to keep the cost under or close to $100.
I also want it to be easy to set up (have good support). Thanks in advance to all who respond.