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March 21, 2013 7:52:07 PM

Having bad luck with motherboards,had a asrock fm2 mother board extreme4-m, asus f2a85-v pro a85 fm2 r mother board and a amd a10-5800k 3.8g 4m fm2 cpu, we try all these and ,I'm not sure what was wrong ,but none worked. What would be a good choice to make or would these be good to stick with , as i have $350 to work with on this project.Only thing needed for this is the motherboard and cpu at this point , any advice on a good reliable name is appreciated. I have kingston hyper black memory. if need be i'll purchase a graphics card for $150 or under,to run in the system.this system is going to be a gaming system.
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March 21, 2013 8:41:38 PM

also... You HAVE an OK board and a GOOD CPU.... They have warranties.... Why would you want to spend money...

How about you ask for help with the actual problem and tell us what it is....
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March 21, 2013 8:48:09 PM



How about you ask for help with the actual problem and tell us what it is....[/quotemsg]

not sure what you mean here i'm building a gaming system my ? as is says should go with a differt setup or keep the 1 i got i sent parts back so i'm trying to to decide if should just go with differt set up all i8'm asking os good set up for gaming comp or should change motherboard and cpu
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March 22, 2013 1:37:13 AM

Well you say "we have tried all of these, don't know what was wrong, none worked, but what would be good"

I/we don't know what the problem you had is to diagnose. No info. FPS? Lag? Crashes? Asus is a solid brand. AMD trinity APUs are not horrible. They are certainly not the gold star of gaming performance, but they are not trash. To make a recommendation we need to know your expectations and the problem...

Also have you already returned the parts? Are you starting over? Or working with what you have?
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March 22, 2013 1:47:49 AM

In GENERAL an Intel board, i5 CPU and good dedicated gpu is the high end. But AMD can compete for CPU based on preference. Trinity is not the first choice for AMD though, it just depends on ths user/use case. But it's not a disaster if that's what you have
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March 22, 2013 2:14:54 AM

unksol said:
In GENERAL an Intel board, i5 CPU and good dedicated gpu is the high end. But AMD can compete for CPU based on preference. Trinity is not the first choice for AMD though, it just depends on ths user/use case. But it's not a disaster if that's what you have

parts are sent back starting over again just asking for advice was thinking going to intel or going with amd fx-8350 vishera 4.ghz and a asus m5a99fx pro r2.0 motherboard
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March 22, 2013 8:29:37 AM

Ok... What I am still.getting at is you're old hardware should NOT have been bad. And you still aren't saying what the problem was..... Makes it impossible to say any recommendation will fix the "problem"...

You might also want to have a look at the standard upgrade/newbuild form

www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advi...
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March 22, 2013 4:55:05 PM

Ok, Let me start over here. i had asrock fm2 mother board extreme4-m, asus f2a85-v pro a85 fm2 r mother board and a amd a10-5800k 3.8g 4m fm2 cpu, the asrock the usb port were bad on it, the asus would not boot at all,and i sent all of them back to the place of purchase. This is what I got now to work with: XIGMATEK|75 IN 1 CARD READER RTL
CPU COOLER XIGMATEK| LOKI SD963 R - if it won't work with the suggest board, please suggest a cooler
HDD 320G|WD WD3200AUDX %
HDD 1T|WD WD10EZEX SATA6G %
DVD BRN ASUS | DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS% - got 2 of these
MEM 8Gx2|GSKILL F3-1866C10D-16GAB R
MNTR ZALMAN | LED 24" 5MS MZ240ED R
CASE ROSEWILL | LINE GLOW RT
PSU ROSEWILL|RD500-2DB 500W RT
MEM 8Gx2|KHX KHX16C10B1BK2/16X R

I'm thinking of purchasing these 2 following items ,but want to know if they will work with what i already have(which is listed above) :

ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX


Now if anyone has any better suggestions ,please let me know. Also i have 2 different kinds of RAM (that is listed above) , please let me know which to use ,with the motherboard i'm thinking about getting or your suggestions.

As for what i'm using the system for is playing games on and searching the internet, but i want a really good system that will handle any type of game out there. Also trying to do this with about $350 dollar budget.
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