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04-07-07, 12:47 PM
ASUS M2A-VM Socket AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+(65W) Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor.

CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300).

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive.

ASUS Black 18X DVD+R 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe.

Antec Solution SLK3800B Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Rackmount Case 400Watt.

Logitech 967973-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Standard Deluxe 250 Desktop Mouse Included.

SAMSUNG 941BW Black 19" 4 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 500:1.
$199.99 / ($179.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)

Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System.

Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM.

Total = $829.90

I just built this for my buddy's mom. I was really surprised by this AMD chipset ( 690G ) and the onboard video ( DVI ). I was a little worried about running Areo with it but is did just fine. The Hardware rating in Vista was only a 3.0 the only thing that held it back was the onboard video ( ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 ). I think for a email / internet machine it did great, she was very very happy with it. I really wanted to go Intel but I had to keep it under 900.00. I may get this board that has HDMI for my home video jukebox. The main reason I posted it was This mobo is Micro ATX and I have never used one before, I think its a cool little mobo and all the vista drivers were on the mobo CD, it even saw the SATA DVD drive and loaded Vista in a breeze, no IDE at all.