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    i'm putting together a build for my father in-law (so he can play bf3!!) and i'm doing it from spare parts i have and some new mid-range stuff---but nothing too fancy.

    i got my old mid tower, 4850 toxic gfx card, and 4 gb ocz 1066 ddr2 memory for him already.

    i'm thinking this motherboard (link below) since it supports ddr2 and is pretty cheap. i'm not too familiar with asrock but all my previous builds have been with asus boards and i know the two companies are somehow linked... thoughts? any other suggestions? it doesnt have to be anything super fancy; it just has to work with the stuff i've already got/run bf3 at playable settings... this man's coming straight from bf2 and win xp so any form of playing bf3 will be a graphical upgrade.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157226
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    Re: motherboard opinion

    By the way, ASRock is subordinate to Asus.



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      I have used asrock in my latest build, and I am so pleased. they have come a very long way in recent years - kinda like hyundai. that board is butt ugly, but in a closed box, who cares. I would never try sli - being that the second slot is 4x. but as a spare parts gamer - I think it could be quite impressive.

      on the other hand, a zotac z68 matx mobo, i5 2500k, 4gb ddr3 would only set you back 350. that and that 4850 would be an impressive setup with a future.

      you never mentioned if you had an amd chip already... I am assuming you do. here you go anyway:

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157270
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146748
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
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        Re: motherboard opinion

        ASRock is the mainstream/OEM brand for Asus. Just like Aopen is to Acer.

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          Re: motherboard opinion

          Do you have a spare CPU already or do you have to buy that as well?
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