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January 31, 2010 10:30:12 AM

Hi.
I'm considering to buy a PII 955 x4, and a new mobo. I searched a little bit and i found some:
- Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H (100$)
- Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P (110$)
- Asus M4A785TD-V Evo (110$)
- Asus M4A79XTD Evo (130$)
So which is good and which should i buy? If you know some better mobos for the same/lower price just write it. I'd use it mostly for gaming. And i later i'd oc (just a little), but not sure.

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January 31, 2010 7:47:36 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

I would get the M4A79XTD EVO, or THIS
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February 1, 2010 11:23:43 AM

Go for Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H!
Good VFM & Solid stable also It has In built GPU ATI RADEON HD4200 which will fulfill your basic needs!
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February 2, 2010 12:23:17 PM

I think i'll get the Asus M4A79XTD Evo, but could you tell me what disadvantages will i have, if i buy the GA-MA790X-UD3P, or one of the 785 mobos?
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February 2, 2010 12:40:40 PM

GA-MA790X-UD3P supports only DDR2 Memory. 790 series are good for gaming purposes.

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February 2, 2010 1:03:38 PM

kournan1 said:
I think i'll get the Asus M4A79XTD Evo, but could you tell me what disadvantages will i have, if i buy the GA-MA790X-UD3P, or one of the 785 mobos?


The list are in the same order that you list the mobos

1- Have video onboard, that not always is good for a gaming rig.
2- Only support DDR2 and also have onboard video.
3- Have onboard video too, that like i say isn't always good for gaming rig.
February 2, 2010 1:46:32 PM

Oops, i didn't even see that the GA-MA790X-UD3P only supports DDR2... Then i'll definetly get the Asus M4A79XTD Evo. Oh and one more question (sorry i'm new to this). An ATX mobo easily fits in a midi ATX case, doesn't it? Currently i have a mATX mobo, and i never had an ATX one.
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February 2, 2010 2:11:28 PM

kournan1 said:
Oops, i didn't even see that the GA-MA790X-UD3P only supports DDR2... Then i'll definetly get the Asus M4A79XTD Evo. Oh and one more question (sorry i'm new to this). An ATX mobo easily fits in a midi ATX case, doesn't it? Currently i have a mATX mobo, and i never had an ATX one.


Hi again. What case do you currently have?, if your current case is ATX, the mobo can fit without problem, but if is a micro-ATX, you need a new case that support ATX mobo.
February 2, 2010 2:19:13 PM

saint19 said:
Hi again. What case do you currently have?, if your current case is ATX, the mobo can fit without problem, but if is a micro-ATX, you need a new case that support ATX mobo.

I have got an ASUS TA-B72. I think it supports ATX but i'm not sure.
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February 2, 2010 2:41:49 PM

kournan1 said:
I have got an ASUS TA-B72. I think it supports ATX but i'm not sure.


Here are the ASUS cases.

You right, your case support mATX and ATX mobo, so, good luck with your new rig.
February 2, 2010 5:01:10 PM

saint19 said:
Here are the ASUS cases.

You right, your case support mATX and ATX mobo, so, good luck with your new rig.

Okay, thanks for all. Err.. I have a last question (sorry i forgot to ask last time). So i have a 450W Chieftec PSU (Chieftec DT-450-A2). Maybe in the future i'll buy a HD 5830, does this 450W enough for the 955 x4 + the HD 5830?
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February 2, 2010 5:27:38 PM

kournan1 said:
Okay, thanks for all. Err.. I have a last question (sorry i forgot to ask last time). So i have a 450W Chieftec PSU (Chieftec DT-450-A2). Maybe in the future i'll buy a HD 5830, does this 450W enough for the 955 x4 + the HD 5830?


No, isn't enough. You need at least a 500W PSU from a good brand like Coolermaster, Thermaltake, Corsair, PC power and cooling, Antec or OCZ.

One of THIS

My votes goes in this orde:

1- Coolermaster
2- Antec
3- OCZ

P.D. The 500W-600W PSU is enough if you only use a GPU, for SLI or X-Fire you need a 700W PSU.
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