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Tier 2 motherboard change
04-10-2012, 10:55 PM,
#1
Tier 2 motherboard change
So I was planning to follow the tier 2 gaming and web pc guide exactly as recommended except for having the upgrade option of an i5 processor. However I was also interested in having a motherboard with both hdmi and usb 3.0 ports. for just a few bucks more I found this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813157246

Is there any compatibility issues with using this mobo?

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04-11-2012, 10:03 AM,
#2
Tier 2 motherboard change
It will work, but I would add a dedicated video card to the system that has hdmi instead of changing the motherboard. The video on the CPU isn't what I would want to use as I think a video card will do a much better job.
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04-11-2012, 10:10 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-11-2012, 10:17 AM by jukappa.)
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RE: Tier 2 motherboard change
(04-11-2012, 10:03 AM)mwhals Wrote: It will work, but I would add a dedicated video card to the system that has hdmi instead of changing the motherboard. The video on the CPU isn't what I would want to use as I think a video card will do a much better job.

Do you mean video quality or something isnt as good when using from the MOBO as opposed to the videocard?
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04-11-2012, 10:57 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-11-2012, 10:57 AM by MathieuB.)
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RE: Tier 2 motherboard change
I used to recommend that motherboard, but I've stopped recommending it, due to many reliability issues.

As a matter of a fact, many budget boards are plagued with reliability issues. I'd go with either one of those instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813138319
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813157279

A dedicated video card isn't necessary to watch videos via HDMI.
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