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April 20, 2013 8:27:29 PM

Hi all! This motherboard states it supports cpus up to 150 wats.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So will this cpu ( my friend said it would work)
It says it needs 125 wats. Its right on the line. Is that too close?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My piwer supply has plenty to spare.

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April 20, 2013 8:53:52 PM

First, its a 125W motherboard. Not 150W. There are none of those.

Second I'm not sure what you mean by the CPU being "right on the line"... There is no line. Its a 125W part and needs a 125W board.

You should always check the CPU support list anyway.

www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78LM_LX/#support_CPU
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April 20, 2013 8:59:46 PM

"Supports CPU up to 125 W" should be no problem at all. Get a good cooler or a closed loop

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/35-103-179-T...$S300W$

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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April 20, 2013 10:34:13 PM

Your question has been answered, but I thought I'd recommend a different motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's slightly more expensive, however it uses a much newer North/Southbridge and other newer components as well.

Differences:
- newer NB/SB chips
- ATX (not micro-ATX; more PCIe slots; won't fit smaller micro-ATX case though)
- up to 64GB DDR3 (versus 8GB, though 8GB is plenty for most)
- 6xSATA6 (vs SATA3)
- newer Realtek audio chip
- USB3 support

Aside from the NEWER features, the only other relevant things is:
- no onboard VIDEO on Asrock
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April 21, 2013 8:03:30 AM

photonboy said:
Your question has been answered, but I thought I'd recommend a different motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's slightly more expensive, however it uses a much newer North/Southbridge and other newer components as well.

Differences:
- newer NB/SB chips
- ATX (not micro-ATX; more PCIe slots; won't fit smaller micro-ATX case though)
- up to 64GB DDR3 (versus 8GB, though 8GB is plenty for most)
- 6xSATA6 (vs SATA3)
- newer Realtek audio chip
- USB3 support

Aside from the NEWER features, the only other relevant things is:
- no onboard VIDEO on Asrock


How much more expensive would a case be? Can you recommend me a good one. Or heck a good build for max of $600? ( cheap monitor included)
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