Best Motherboard for AMD Phenom X4 Processor ????

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Which motherboard is best for [ AMD Phenom™ X4 Quad-Core Black Edition 9950 2.6GHz Processor CPU ] ???!!!
Thanks.


I want to build a Computer System for home use. Plz advise on configuration...

My main requirements are...
1. 4GB RAM
2. Graphics Crad (of Midium Range)
3. Sound Crad ((of Midium Range))
4. LCD Screen (20inch or more)
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  1. Rather get Intel core2quad , prices have dropped alot and is faster than the phenoms
  2. Get a Phenom II, not the older one.

    For the mobo, something based on 790GX chipset with SB750 south bridge.
  3. if its an amd x4 phenom 920 will a board with 790x sb600 be ok?
  4. the-donkey said:
    if its an amd x4 phenom 920 will a board with 790x sb600 be ok?


    It will not be as effective as the 790gx board with sb750. the southbridge 600 is an older chip and you'll be stuck running your memory at ddr2 800 speeds. And it won't be able to ACC.

    Best bet is to get the Phenom 2 X4 940 and a 790gx board with ddr2 1066 ram. Get 4 gigs.
  5. there's really no point buying that cpu. the new phenom II's just came out. why get and older,slower cpu?
  6. its this processor is this not so new?
    AMD HDX920XCGIBOX Phenom Ii X4 920 Black Edition Quad-core Processor - 2.80 Ghz,8mb L2 Cache,socket Am2+,125w,45 Nm
  7. what i have sitting waiting to be built is.......
    AMD HDX920XCGIBOX Phenom Ii X4 920 Black Edition Quad-core Processor - 2.80 Ghz,8mb L2 Cache,socket Am2+,125w,45 Nm

    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 - Motherboard - ATX - AMD 790X - Socket AM2+ - UDMA133, Serial ATA-300 (RAID) - 2 x Gigabit Ethernet - FireWire - High Definiti

    XFX NVIDIA GF 9800GT 670M 512MB DDR3 DUAL DVI XXX Edition

    GEIL 4GB DDR2 800 CL5.0 D/C BLACK DRAGON

    1TB western digital HD

    all i am waiting on is vista ultimate and a case but now im thinking i should maybe change some parts???????
  8. the-donkey said:
    what i have sitting waiting to be built is.......
    AMD HDX920XCGIBOX Phenom Ii X4 920 Black Edition Quad-core Processor - 2.80 Ghz,8mb L2 Cache,socket Am2+,125w,45 Nm

    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 - Motherboard - ATX - AMD 790X - Socket AM2+ - UDMA133, Serial ATA-300 (RAID) - 2 x Gigabit Ethernet - FireWire - High Definiti

    XFX NVIDIA GF 9800GT 670M 512MB DDR3 DUAL DVI XXX Edition

    GEIL 4GB DDR2 800 CL5.0 D/C BLACK DRAGON

    1TB western digital HD

    all i am waiting on is vista ultimate and a case but now im thinking i should maybe change some parts???????



    Didn't know the 920 had a black edition..
    All looks good although I would skip the ddr2 800 memory and get the 1066mhz speed 4 gig kit. I like OCZ personally.
    everything else looks pretty good
  9. buzznut said:
    Didn't know the 920 had a black edition..
    All looks good although I would skip the ddr2 800 memory and get the 1066mhz speed 4 gig kit. I like OCZ personally.
    everything else looks pretty good


    weird u are the second person to say that about the 920 thats the way its listed on amazon. is ther anything special about a black edition? i dont play games on the unit im just trying to build something good for the money can i will see about getting the ocz memory il have to check its compatible with the board nothings straight forward
  10. Choose a good PSU for this rig, not just whatever cheap piece of crap comes in a case. An Antec Earthwatts 430 would be good, or a 500 for a little more room for upgrades.
  11. Onus said:
    Choose a good PSU for this rig, not just whatever cheap piece of crap comes in a case. An Antec Earthwatts 430 would be good, or a 500 for a little more room for upgrades.


    im now finding that the board is good for the money but although it will take future cpu's it is stuck with ddr2 why cant the just use the same designe and just change the content save up muggs a fotune
  12. There is no 920 black. There is a 940 black, but no 920 black.

    Black edition is easier to Overclock. The multiplier is unlocked which makes overclocking a lot easier. Nothing else really special about it.
  13. trinix said:
    There is no 920 black. There is a 940 black, but no 920 black.

    Black edition is easier to Overclock. The multiplier is unlocked which makes overclocking a lot easier. Nothing else really special about it.


    cool the stock spped will do me for now im just getting into the tech side of this stuff . weird amazon selling it as a black edition
  14. the-donkey said:
    cool the stock spped will do me for now im just getting into the tech side of this stuff . weird amazon selling it as a black edition



    Yeah, the BE is for overclocking. A 920BE would be cool as one could almost hit the same speeds with that as with a 940BE. So I would stick with the 920 if 2.8ghz is fast enough for you, and you won't be ocing. Its priced better. Almost 40 bucks cheaper unless you have a promo code. (like me)

    I just ordered my PH II 940 today and can't wait to crank it up . whoohoo!
  15. buzznut said:
    Yeah, the BE is for overclocking. A 920BE would be cool as one could almost hit the same speeds with that as with a 940BE. So I would stick with the 920 if 2.8ghz is fast enough for you, and you won't be ocing. Its priced better. Almost 40 bucks cheaper unless you have a promo code. (like me)

    I just ordered my PH II 940 today and can't wait to crank it up . whoohoo!



    i got 2 920's coulnt get the 940 at the time i may change it and get the 940 as the board can take it
  16. ok u have all twisted my arm i have just changed my order from a phenom II x4 920 to the phenon II x4 940 back edition. so what board do you think i should go for or will the one i have do? this is what i have just now Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 - Motherboard - ATX - AMD 790X - Socket AM2+ - UDMA133, Serial ATA-300 (RAID) - 2 x Gigabit Ethernet - FireWire - High Definiti
  17. buzznut said:
    It will not be as effective as the 790gx board with sb750. the southbridge 600 is an older chip and you'll be stuck running your memory at ddr2 800 speeds. And it won't be able to ACC.

    Best bet is to get the Phenom 2 X4 940 and a 790gx board with ddr2 1066 ram. Get 4 gigs.



    my mistake the board has 790x with sb750 iv just changed the chip to the 940 black
  18. The BEST AMD motherboard is the Asus M4A79.
  19. the-donkey said:
    ok u have all twisted my arm i have just changed my order from a phenom II x4 920 to the phenon II x4 940 back edition. so what board do you think i should go for or will the one i have do? this is what i have just now Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 - Motherboard - ATX - AMD 790X - Socket AM2+ - UDMA133, Serial ATA-300 (RAID) - 2 x Gigabit Ethernet - FireWire - High Definiti



    The gigabyte board is a good one. I am running a Biostar t-force 790GX mobo I got for 100US here;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138128

    it is going for 90 now. However they have another version that is am3 caompatible I believe for 100 clams.

    But if you already have the gigabyte stick with that. They make good boards.
  20. the gigabyte looks good and its am3 compatible its just that someone said it would be better with sb750 where this board is 600 . i supose i could stick with it for now til i find a better one.
  21. buzznut said:
    The gigabyte board is a good one. I am running a Biostar t-force 790GX mobo I got for 100US here;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138128

    it is going for 90 now. However they have another version that is am3 caompatible I believe for 100 clams.

    But if you already have the gigabyte stick with that. They make good boards.



    did ur board pick up the cpu out the box? both the board and cpu are new so i dont know if it will pick it up or if i will have to get another chip to update the bios
  22. the x5200 was compatible managed to update the bios redy for the 940.
  23. frankly im in the philippines so the best availoable here for motherboard is the emaxx amd 790 gx xtrm at 8 gbs with a palit6 9800 2gb pci-e.
    black editions are really hard to come by here they have to be older to be avaialable here(sorry for the spelling my keyboard is getting jumpy also i see) anyway i would like to know the same is there a better motherboard for amd at 2.6 gz and better whether at 64x2 or phenom i found a 6000+ at 3.0 g hz but the 7750 black edition is cheaper actually, i am used to a dual
    processor viao which i had built from my home computer with intell p-3's
    dual boards are unheard of here so its amd or change everything of what i have here, any suggestions for that also.
    im running 2 gb on a sempron with a nvidia graphics board and lcd display at 42 inches, not good by my standards, i miss my 60"plasma:)
  24. the 920 is a phenom2X4 core new style dont knock it it aint bad with the new build, wish i could find them here
  25. just get the ASUS CROSSHAIR III FORMULA it is the ultimate AMD platform as the results showing off lately.
  26. or the ASUS M4A79T DELUXE wish is tom best AMD platform.
  27. asus m4n78 pro is the best combination with amd phenom x4 processor
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