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Need Motherboard For Phenom 9850 Black Editon

Im building my first PC.
reading on the internet i found out there is incompatibility with my mobo and proc which has 780G chipset

I have a ECS BLACK SERIES A780GM-A mobo at my house which i guess i cant use
supposedly can only support proc's up to 95W TPD

i ordered a 9850 phenom x4 black edition
wattage is at 125W


i ordered 4gb ocz memory ddr2 1066
http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4350424&cm_mmc=Email-_-WebletMain-_-WEDBLET328ORDER-_-03order&SRCCODE=WEDBLET328ORDER

i ordered the following case with a 450W power supply (is this enough)
http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1901962&cm_mmc=Email-_-WebletMain-_-WEDBLET328ORDER-_-03order&SRCCODE=WEDBLET328ORDER

i want to setup raid, and have 3 PCI slots

just wondering what i should get for a motherboard thats cheap, and will work for my application
also do i neeed a better power supply
any recomendations guys?
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    your PSU should be fine, try an am3 motherboard so future upgrades are available, the phenom x4 are quite slow now.

    Asus m4a78 Pro or Deluxe will do nicely =)
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135085

    does anybody have any experience with this motherboard.

    im just building a budget pc to use for school and music/movies, but it would be nice to upgrade to am3.
  3. I actually emailed ECS with a question about the 95watt TDP support for this very same motherboard. The tech told me 125watt cpu's will work, but (may) reduce the motherboard's lifespan.
  4. i want to build this this week. like the idea of being able to upgrade to AM3. are there many choices for 125W mobo's. everything i look at only supports 95W.
  5. do am3 procs support ddr2?
  6. stevensl2 said:
    your PSU should be fine, try an am3 motherboard so future upgrades are available, the phenom x4 are quite slow now.

    Asus m4a78 Pro or Deluxe will do nicely =)


    i thinks i might try this board
    it looks promising for my application
    didnt notice your post and have been scouring the internet for a motherboard when i wish i saw this
    thanks
  7. xc_champ_mike said:
    i thinks i might try this board
    it looks promising for my application
    didnt notice your post and have been scouring the internet for a motherboard when i wish i saw this
    thanks


    Haha No problem!, It's only because I myself had the Phenom x4 and Phenom II, with those 2 motherboards and i noticed how the am3 motherboards worked also with the older phenoms
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