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Old 06-07-2007, 07:53 PM   #1
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I am currently building a mini itx in an xbox case. This motherboard :http://www.logicsupply.com/products/lv_677 : with core duo t2500 (2gh). I saw some people say i could put any gfx card in that pci exrpress... since im looking for a relatively small one i was thinking of this one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121057 and it makes no noise, i of course am getting a pci flex cable. Getting 2gb of desktop ram. Is this any good to run games like.. WOW, FEAR, other common games on high or atleast close to highest settings? Also how much power would you guys say that card needs because im kind of limited with the size my psu can be.

Also i chose that card kind of quick, if anyone else can find a similiar card in size (hopefully without a fan, im trying to be silent) even if the price is doubled, please post, thanks.
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
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Yeah, that's a pretty good card. I'd go for this one though, it's a little bit faster:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125057
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:56 PM   #3
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yea go with the card freestyler showed you, and when you got this all complete be sure to post pictures or something, Im very interested to see how it comes out.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:01 PM   #4
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Thanks, but actually ive just decided to go with this mobo http://www.logicsupply.com/products/ms_7265 It doesnt have pci express which i am upset about, but it has sata (reason i switched) more usb, and an ide. Since the only option is a pci card this seems to be the best card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129062 , is that any good for gaming? It must be better than the integrated gfx. Also i like it because of its lower power consumption, that will solve a few of my problems although it would of been nice to go with the 120 watt pico power supply. Also, since im tight for space, would this be an option http://www.mycableshop.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=PCIFLX%2D06 to connect that to the pci slot so i can move the card around. There was an option between a 64 bit and 32 bit, idk the difference and idk whether that can support a video card. thanks

also the first motherboard i showed u doesnt support merom core 2 duo without a bios update, in order to update u need another processor in there..which i do not have. This new mobo supports merom, is it worth it to go for one of them @ like 2.13ghz for the price, or is the yonah @2ghz good enough for gaming paired with a decent gfx card.

Originally i was gonna go for this mobo. http://www.logicsupply.com/products/i945gtt_vfa . And just use the integrated gfx and since it has a built in psu it would be very compact. But i decided to have this for more of a gaming pc-xbox because it would be cooler.

So far ive soldered the front xbox contoller ports to a usb plug so i can plug it into an onboard to usb plug and use original xbox controller. I am going to buy a dremel tool and all the computer parts once i have selected the best possible combination.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:11 PM   #5
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Sorry for double post, bump/ other post was getting crowded:

Another option : http://www.logicsupply.com/products/lv_674
it has a lga 775 slot,pci express, and desirable plugs. LGA 775 is core 2 duo correct? idk if this motherboard supports it but it at least supports p4s, would this be any good for gaming paired with freestyler's recommended card?
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:12 PM   #6
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Get PCI Express, PCI video cards aren't really very good...and yes, LGA 775 is Core 2 Duo.
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I feel like they'd advertise their dual core support more widely for that lga 775, the title just says p4 prescott but in the description it says dual core support "Also support Dual Core and EM64T" I assume this means i can put a nice conroe in there... i hope. there cheaper and faster than mobiles. Could someone help me verify that this actually supports a conroe core 2 duo. Thanks

edit: it seems this one LV-674E supports core 2 duo fully. i am looking for a place to buy it. it is the same motherboard just with core 2 duo support.
doesnt seem to be abundantly available, all the sites show euros.. thats really expensive to turn it into USD

Edit: i found a french website which sells it, it is 333.61€ or like 500 usd, i might do it if i have to. Can i trust this to get to my house (lol french ppl) thanks again.
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I'd suggest you to check reviews of their website on internet... And check if they ship to the US too. I know US websites (for computer parts) don't to Canada because the norms aren't the same and the parts must have a different approvement sticker... (funny that canadian sites ship to the US heh?)
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Idk, i still this http://www.logicsupply.com/products/lv_674 supports core 2 duo without the revision, it says supports core 2 duo, i am just curious as why they advertise its p4 support and not core 2 duo, other sites use the exact same description, im looking for someone who has actually put a c2d in this.
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500 USD for a motherboard?? Don't pay that much. Is micro ATX okay?? Here's a decent micro ATX one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131046
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