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excollier
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This Motherboard OK?

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I am going to build my own pc and want to use Mint 17 (when it comes out) as the host OS and then virtualise Windows 7 and XP (for tech support use).
mobo here:http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... id=4867#sp
The pc I have my eye on has this mobo as it's basis, no OS or extra cards. Anyone think it would be a good choice?? All suggestions appreciated. I am on a tight(ish) budget of around £350/€450 and the pc is around that price.
Computer here:http://www.novatech.co.uk/pc/range/nova ... nti73.html
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Re: This Motherboard OK?

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The Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD2 board does get good reviews. It is intended for the home media center computer market and is quite a bit cheaper than the other generation 4 boards.

H81 - home media computer

H87 - home entertainment / home office computer

B85 - business computer

Z87 - gaming computer

For most home use I think it should be fine. That board does get good reviews on New Egg and I don't know of any problems with it.

I don't know the prices in the UK but that computer looks like it has about the minimum components to run the latest Core i3, which may not be bad.

I like the new Gigabyte boards and I built a new one in November 2013.

You might check the H87 Gigabyte boards and computers. The Core i3 is a good choice in your price range.
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Re: This Motherboard OK?

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Thanks, I will do a little more research into it.
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Re: This Motherboard OK?

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Ok, I found this, seems like a good deal.
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Ot ... ctId=59180
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