Need a cheap motherboard for gaming build Tags: Motherboards Gaming Build Product Last response: March 2, 2010 11:04 PM in Motherboards Share jamesgtaiv February 23, 2010 6:24:37 PM Hey everyone. Ive been working on a cheap gaming build for a while and I need a motherboard. Im looking for the cheapest possible option for what I have. My specs: EVGA 9800GT Phenom II X4 955 3GB RAM Can I use the ram I already have? 500W power supply Im really looking to go under $100 here. Last night I was linked to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag... By the way, Im not looking to overclock but I want good performance! More about : cheap motherboard gaming build kiren February 24, 2010 4:15:21 AM You may be able to use the ram, what type is it? Optimally your Phenom II will use DDR3, but there are also boards that support DDR2. Either way some perfectly good boards can be found around the $70-80 mark. jamesgtaiv February 24, 2010 2:06:41 PM I used pcwizard and had this uner ram: Manufacturer : Samsung Part Number : M3 78T6553EZS-CE6 Serial Number : 812FE6A9 Type : DDR2-SDRAM PC2-5300 (333 MHz) - [DDR2-666] Format : Regular UDIMM (133.35 x 3) Size : 512 MB (1 ranks, 4 banks) Module Buffered : No Module Registered : No Module SLi Ready (EPP) : No Width : 64-bit Error Correction Capability ... No Max. Burst Length : 8 Refresh : Reduced (.5x)7.8 µs, Self Refresh Voltage : SSTL 1.8v Prefetch Buffer : 4-bit Manufacture : Week 46 of 2007 Supported Frequencies : 200 MHz, 266 MHz, 333 MHz CAS Latency (tCL) : 3 clocks @200 MHz, 4 clocks @266 MHz, 5 clocks @333 MHz RAS to CAS (tRCD) : 3 clocks @200 MHz, 4 clocks @266 MHz, 5 clocks @333 MHz RAS Precharge (tRP) : 3 clocks @200 MHz, 4 clocks @266 MHz, 5 clocks @333 MHz Cycle Time (tRAS) : 9 clocks @200 MHz, 12 clocks @266 MHz, 15 clocks @333 MHz Min TRC : 12 clocks @200 MHz, 16 clocks @266 MHz, 20 clocks @333 MHz I want this motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/BIOSTAR-Micro-Motherboard-TA785GE... Is it compatible? Related resources Need a good cheap gaming build !! - Forum Gaming motherboard for cheap pc build - Forum Building a budget gaming PC, trying to pick a good cheap motherboard . - Forum [SOLVED] Need a motherboard and HDD for cheap build - Forum Is my gaming build good? Also, need a cheap HDD. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kiren February 24, 2010 6:32:34 PM Yes, that memory should work. It's towards the low end of DDR2 speeds though, so you might be reducing your performance a bit by using it. I'm not particularly familiar with biostar boards. I tend to prefer gigabyte, asus, or MSI, though I also have had some solid boards from ASRock. Gigabyte model: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Or if you want to save some the ASRock: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... jamesgtaiv February 25, 2010 12:17:21 AM cool thanks for the links. My ram isnt listed under supported MHz for any of those boards you linked me to though. Are you sure its safe? jamesgtaiv February 25, 2010 4:42:31 AM i think my ram is 666 mhz? will that work on a 667mhz board? kiren March 2, 2010 11:04:24 PM Yes, there isn't any difference, some manufactures put 666, some put 667. I can only assume it has something to do with certain negative connotations of the first number. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCheap , low intensity gaming build Forum$500 Cheap Gaming Build ForumNeed help with cheap gaming build ForumNeed help on cheap gaming desktop build ForumNoob trying to build a cheap gaming rig please help lol ForumCheap gaming build . Budget around $350-$450 ForumNeed a cheap motherboard for gaming ForumCheap Build for Basic Gaming ForumBest Cheap Gaming PC Build Inquire by a Noob ForumNew cheap build for mate. Gaming pc. Forum*A New Cheap Gaming Build - Need Input- * ForumNeed Advice on Cheap Gaming Build ForumStrange Boot situation on Z77 ForumWill a Gigabyte GA-M52L-S3P nForce 520LE motherboard in this case? ForumNeed a decent mother board for i7, not the high end : More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !