Gaming Rig - Need MOBO advice please.

Hey all,

Putting together a budget gaming rig soon. With the following specs;

-CPU –
PHENOM II X3 720 B.E AM3 [$155 @ MSY.com]

MOBO –
ASUS M4A77TD-PRO [$116 @ MSY.com]
or G.B MA770T-UD3P [$110 @ MSY.com]
or M4A785TD-M EVO [$137@ MSY.com]

GPU –
1GIG 4850 GIGABYTE [$165 @ MSY.com]

HD –
SEAGATE SATA 500G [$59 @ MSY.com]

RAM –
4GIG DDR3 1600 PATRIOT-SIGNATURE/PT-GAMING/PT-VIPER [$125/$145/$159 @ MSY.com]

or

4 GIG DDR3 1333 KINGSTON/PATRIOT SIG'/G-SKILL NT
[$102/$103/$109 @ MSY.com]

CASE –
ANTEC 300 [$83 @ MSY.com]

PSU –
ANTEC EARTHWATTS 650W $125 @ MSY.com]

COOLING –
2x ANTEC TRICOOL 120mm/SMARTCOOL 120mm [$17/$24 @ MSY.com]


My question is, What MOBO/RAM combo would people reccomend for a gamer that wants the best bang for a buck.


Thanks in advance,
J.D
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  1. Compared to your cpu/mobo/RAM, I'd recommend this:

    PU: Intel Core i5-750 $200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    Motherboard: Gigabyte P55M-UD2 $110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128405

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1333 Latency 7 $89
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276

    Faster and cheaper (depending on which off your mobos).
  2. Apologies. It'a www.msy.com.au. One of our biggest and most popular warehouse type IT suppliers. Yes, not the best looking website, but they are very cheap and i have heard no complaints about them.

    I've heard about newegg, sounds great, website looks great, only thing.. i live in Australia :D. MSY appeals to me due to the great pricing, and it's only a 2 hour drive from my home.

    Ram looks ok, apart from the fact it's not compatible with the Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P (which it mentions on the mushkin HP 4GB RAM page) Thanks to those who replied. Much appreciated.

    J.D
  3. using the gigabyte 790x ud4p board now. uses ddr2 mem. has acc in bios, so if you wanna try and unlock 4th core you can.
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