Gaming Rig - Need MOBO advice please. Tags: Motherboards Gaming Last response: October 18, 2009 3:38 AM in Motherboards Share TheShortResort October 15, 2009 6:11:38 AM 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 More about : gaming rig mobo advice Twoboxer a b V Motherboard October 15, 2009 7:44:29 AM Compared to your cpu/mobo/RAM, I'd recommend this: PU: Intel Core i5-750 $200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Motherboard: Gigabyte P55M-UD2 $110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1333 Latency 7 $89 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Faster and cheaper (depending on which off your mobos). TheShortResort October 15, 2009 10:29:44 PM Apologies. It'a www.msy.com.au. One of our biggest and most popular warehouse type IT suppliers. Yes, not the best looking website, but they are very cheap and i have heard no complaints about them. I've heard about newegg, sounds great, website looks great, only thing.. i live in Australia . MSY appeals to me due to the great pricing, and it's only a 2 hour drive from my home. Ram looks ok, apart from the fact it's not compatible with the Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P (which it mentions on the mushkin HP 4GB RAM page) Thanks to those who replied. Much appreciated. J.D Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer fatkid35 October 18, 2009 3:38:30 AM using the gigabyte 790x ud4p board now. uses ddr2 mem. has acc in bios, so if you wanna try and unlock 4th core you can. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBuilding a gaming rig , need Mobo advice ForumNew rig , need advice , please help.. ForumNeed Build Advice on Gaming Rig Please 1350$ Forum2012 Gaming Rig - 2000$ budget / Please advice ! ForumNeed advice on $2000 - $2500 video edit rig please ForumNeed Advice for Programming/ Gaming Rig ForumPlease Advice - New Gaming Rig Forum$1200-$1500 i5 2500k gaming rig ; Advice please ForumNew gaming rig need input/ advice please Forum$1,500-$2,000 gaming rig . Need advice please . ForumNew Gaming Rig : Need Advice on GPU/Components ForumI7 Eyefinity Gaming Rig £2500 - Build Advice - Help please ! ForumFirst Build, Gaming Rig , Advice /Suggestions/Comments Please ! ForumNew Gaming Rig - ~$1500 + Eyefinity / Advice Please ForumGaming rig mobo /case/card advice ForumHelp updating BIOS ForumCan A 4 pin on a 3 pin connector fan fry a mobo? Dead mobo help. ForumOptions for a home server mobo ForumBest Gaming Mobo ForumNeed opinion More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !