Please help me choose a motherboard Tags: Motherboards 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove o1die Motherboard Master March 15, 2010 10:46:48 PM DDr2 or DDr3 ram? | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse saint19 Motherboard Master 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? | Report abuse Related ressources Please help me choose the right motherboard - Forum Choose motherboard , help me please . - Forum Please Help me choose a good motherboard - Forum Please Help me choose my motherboard - Forum Please help me choose between two laptops - Forum Ask the community Publish 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 | Report abuse saaiello Motherboard Authority 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 | Report abuse saint19 Motherboard Master 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Please help me choose a motherboard> Related ressources: ForumPlease help me choose a z77 motherboard that can sli gtx670 ForumPlease help me choose which build to go with! ForumPlease Help me to choose the proper MotherBoard ForumBuilding friend a budget gamer. Help me choose GPU please !! ForumHelp me choose please . ForumPlease help me choose a motherboard ForumPlease help me choose between these two desktop builds! ForumHelp me choose RAM please ForumATI HD 5500 Upgrade time. Please help me choose ? ForumPlease help me choose a motherboard .... ForumCan you help me choose a new power supply please ? ForumPlease help me choose between these two motherboards ForumHelp me choose specs on Alienware desktop please ForumCPU compatibility. ForumReplacing Motherboard More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !