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Gaming Rig - Need MOBO advice please.

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Last response: in Motherboards
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

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 :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
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.