Buying tonight. What motherboard cpu combo should I get

Ok, I'm buying the rest of my parts tonight.

Which of these 2 motherboard/cpu combos would you get:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.273426

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.271893

Or do you have a better idea for that price(160ish).

Buying computer parts is stressful. :pt1cable:
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  1. the second one!
  2. Using my psychic mind powers to check out what you actually use the pc for , and what the other hardware is then .....

    ..... yeah the second one
  3. Definitely the second one. It'll have more grunt.
  4. I'm going to be using the computer mostly for general stuff. (surfing, school work, maybe light gaming) I do plan on using the pc hooked up to my 720p 32in lcd. Maybe once I get a graphics card.

    I plan to get a graphics card in about 2 weeks but I will use the onboard until then.
    So far I only have a case and power supply. (rosewell case and 400w corsair power supply) I'm going to order one of these two motherboards along with 4gb ram and a samsung 500gb hd.

    I just wanted to know what was generally better out of the two.
  5. Also will this PSU power up this graphics card?

    PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008

    Card(ATI 5750)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150448

    If not what should I get?
  6. The HD5750 uses about 66 watts at load, the Corsair 400w will handle it and your system easily.
  7. Ok I'm buying in next 20min.
    I cant decide 4 cores, or 3 with tons of cache.

    Would like more opinions if anyone has them. I'm not going to be getting another pc for a while so... I'm leaning toward x3 but 4 cores sounds nice too... :(
  8. Thanks for info dirtmountain!
    Makes me happy to know I'll be able to get a good card. :)
  9. Ok.. got the X3 and gigabyte mobo.
    Thanks for the input guys. :) Hope I made right choice. :(
  10. check in the bois for acc funtion. used it on my msi 785 board to unlock the 4th core on my 710.
  11. nonewsgoodnews said:
    Ok.. got the X3 and gigabyte mobo.
    Thanks for the input guys. :) Hope I made right choice. :(


    you have
  12. dirtmountain said:
    The HD5750 uses about 66 watts at load, the Corsair 400w will handle it and your system easily.



    I have this psu:
    ePower EP-400XP-1 400W ATX2.0 1x80mm & 1x90mm Fan Power Supply SKU: EP-400XP-1

    Model - EP-400XP-1
    Max Output - 400W
    Form Factor - ATX 2.0
    Gray Iron Chassis
    20+4Pin Slide-In & 12V 4Pin Motherboard Connector
    1 x 80mm & 1 x 90mm Cooling Fans (bottom & rear)
    2 Serial ATA
    4 Molex for peripheral
    2 FDD
    Velcro Color Cable Band
    Protection - OCP, OVP, SCP
    Dimensions - 5.9" x 5.5" x 3.4" (WxDxH)
    Package - White Box (OEM)
    Shipping Weight - 4lbs
    Max Output - +3.3V@14A, +5V@30A, +12V@20A, +12V2@15A, -5V@0.5A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.

    Can it also handle the 5750? I am also concerned about the 4850 or 4870.
  13. I would not recommend an E-Power psu, many problems are caused by faulty power supplies. If it was the Corsair 400w or a OCZ 400w then i'd say the 5750 or the 4850 would be fine, the 4870 would be pushing it a bit. If the E-Power is a unit you've used before and it's been stable i'd probably run it with the 5750 only.
  14. dirtmountain said:
    I would not recommend an E-Power psu, many problems are caused by faulty power supplies. If it was the Corsair 400w or a OCZ 400w then i'd say the 5750 or the 4850 would be fine, the 4870 would be pushing it a bit. If the E-Power is a unit you've used before and it's been stable i'd probably run it with the 5750 only.


    Thanks. I'll be going with a new PSU in that case, so I can use a 4870 or 4850. It was going to be hands-down 4850 because I was finding them for less than $100. But now wince the 5800's came out, the 4870 can also be had for less than $100. I was gonna go 5750, but after finding out they require a displayport adapter that cost $100, I said screw that.

    Since I'm going to get a new psu, I figure a 550w or above would be a good choice for future upgrades.
  15. I don't think you need an adapter with the 5750.. it has hdmi and dvi on the back?
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