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Recommendations for onboard vid / 3 monitor Motherboard

sswilson

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Looking for a budget/mid-range S775 motherboard with on-board video which would allow for a 3 monitor set-up using a 3450 vid card.

Gaming is obviously not on the radar for this build ATM, but must support at least Q6600, and preferably be able to support 45nm chips at a later date.

Main goal is digital audio processing from an external box so I might actually be convinced that one of the new spider platform combos might be in order.

Suggestions?
 

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Spider platform with a 775 CPU? Sorry, don't think that exists (or ever will?). Spider = AM2/AM2+ and whatever else comes after. If you DO go for a AM2 system though, get a 780G motherboard to go with that 3450, you'll be able to use 4 monitors, including an HDTV ready one on the motherboard itself.

Edit: Don't forget Hybrid Crossfire with that 3450 too!!!
 

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Spider platform with a 775 CPU? Sorry, don't think that exists (or ever will?). Spider = AM2/AM2+ and whatever else comes after. If you DO go for a AM2 system though, get a 780G motherboard to go with that 3450, you'll be able to use 4 monitors, including an HDTV ready one on the motherboard itself.

Edit: Don't forget Hybrid Crossfire with that 3450 too!!!
Heh :) , that's why I said I might be convinced to go with a spider platform... I'm aware that it's not S775.

Hybrid is out of the question at the moment as the person isn't interested in running vista.
 

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Still might be nice to have a system with 2x HDMI outs OR 4x regular outs (vga/dvi). Could be a good selling point. The 780G boards are all around or under $100 too
 

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It's also delivering quad core multi-tasking abilities at about $50 less than an intel system which allowed me to bump up to a 512 3650.
 

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Any suggestions on a S775 board?

Since the main goal is processing, I'm not convinced giving up 20 - 30% power compared to the Q6600 is the way to go........

The AMD/ATI combo does seem at first glance the way to go for easy 3 monitor use, but does anybody have experience with a S775 intel or nvidia onboard vid chipset that allows easy 3 monitor setups?
 

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