Please help me choose a motherboard Tags: Motherboards Product Last response: March 16, 2010 1:44 PM in Motherboards Share dronc001 March 15, 2010 8:48:02 PM I am trying to decide which motherboard would be the best to run a AM3 AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana, paired with an ATI 5770 video card. i am hoping to unlock the 4th core and overclock the cpu. thanks More about : choose motherboard o1die a c 435 V Motherboard March 15, 2010 10:46:48 PM DDr2 or DDr3 ram? m 0 l jasev01 March 16, 2010 4:49:06 AM dronc001 said:I am trying to decide which motherboard would be the best to run a AM3 AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana, paired with an ATI 5770 video card. i am hoping to unlock the 4th core and overclock the cpu. thanks I just bought an Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, maybe take a look at that (I'm still waiting for it to arrive). It has usb3 and a bunch of the newer features. Good Luck m 0 l Related resources Need a new motherboard! Please help me to choose a one that works!!! - Forum Please help me choose my next motherboard! - Forum Please help me to choose correct RAM for my motherboard - Forum Please help me choose a motherboard! - Forum please, help me choose my motherboard. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer saint19 a c 296 V Motherboard March 16, 2010 4:51:32 AM Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum. 1- What budget do you have for the mobo? 2- Do you want install one GPU or two GPU (Crossfire)? 3- What RAM speed do you have? m 0 l dronc001 March 16, 2010 1:16:49 PM thanks for the advice. Moderate budget around 125 for the mobo, I am only running one video card and I am gonna install ddr2 but will upgrade when ddr3 becomes cheaper. thanks again m 0 l saaiello a b V Motherboard March 16, 2010 1:21:35 PM Wel DDR2 is actully more expensive then DDR3 is. If you want to go DDR3 later you will have to get new motherboard. This is a great board and will unlock your 4th core also uses DDR2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If you already have DDR2 ram avaliable use it but if you have to buy new ram go DDR3 m 0 l saint19 a c 296 V Motherboard March 16, 2010 1:44:08 PM Well, with your GPU and CPU isn't a good option that you install this in a AM2+ mobo with DDR2. You can get a new mobo and DDR3: RAM: G.Skill 4GB 1333 CL7 $104.99 with free shipping. MOBO: M4A77TD $74.99 after rebate and free shipping. Total: $ 179.98 after rebates and both with free shipping. Is a good upgrade option for you. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPlease help me choose a good motherboard??? Forum Solvedplease help me choose my motherboard (mATX) Forum Please help me out guys! Need to choose a motherboard which supports SLI between these few motherboards only! Please help me Forum Help me choose a motherboard please (yes again...) Forum Help me choose a motherboard please Forum Help me choose the best motherboard out of these two fast please ! Forum Solvedmini-ITX build: Please help me choose between MSI, Gigabyte and ASRock Z87 motherboards Forum Please help me choose a motherboard. Forum Please help me choose the right motherboard Forum Please Help me choose my motherboard Forum Please help me choose a z77 motherboard that can sli gtx670 Forum Please help me choose a motherboard Forum Please Help me choose a good motherboard Forum Please help me choose a motherboard.... Forum SolvedPlease help me choose between these two motherboards Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !