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Need help choosing mobo,ram,psu
May 11, 2009, 3:43 PM
I am willing to build an E8400 + HD4890 rig, but can't choose which mobo (should allow to oc) to get. Also would like to know what ram is better for this setup and what how powerful psu should suit me. Thanks in advance
May 15, 2009
need choosing mobo
May 11, 2009, 4:55 PM
RAM: G.Skill PI Black DDR2-800.
MB/PSU: GA-EP45-UD3P and Corsair 750TX if you want the option to add a second video card later. GA-EP45-UD3R and Corsair 650TX if you are sure one card is enough.
It really depends on your monitor. For 1680x1050 or less one HD 4890 is plenty, IMO. For 1920x1080 or more you should keep the Crossfire option.
May 12, 2009, 1:58 PM
If u open to AMD options
Non multi GPU
Gigabyte AM3 770-UD3P
2 X 2 Gskill DDR3 1333
Biostar AM3 TA790GX A3+
2 X 2 Gskill DDR3 1333
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Would appreciate some help/advice on new build. :)
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May 12, 2009, 2:52 PM
I'd look at the AM3 boards as well, it gives you more of an upgrade path as opposed to the LGA775 intel chips. The AMD Phenom II's are a great value and perform extremely well.
Good choice on the 4890. They are AWESOME cards.
May 12, 2009, 2:56 PM
Are you going to be overclocking your system?
May 15, 2009, 10:05 AM
Thanks for your advices
Yeah, I am gonna OC to the 3.6ghz mark. Is the gskill ram good for cpu overcloking because I know not all rams can work well if the cpu is OC'd.
May 15, 2009, 2:44 PM
OK, if you're going with the X3 720BE and the TA790GX A3+ then you need DDR3.
I'd buy this one:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $60
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