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Buying tonight. What motherboard cpu combo should I get

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October 17, 2009 12:17:41 AM

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?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

Buying computer parts is stressful. :pt1cable: 
October 17, 2009 12:25:11 AM

the second one!
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October 17, 2009 1:34:55 AM

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
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October 17, 2009 1:37:10 AM

Definitely the second one. It'll have more grunt.
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October 17, 2009 1:39:41 AM

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.
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October 17, 2009 5:16:19 AM

The HD5750 uses about 66 watts at load, the Corsair 400w will handle it and your system easily.
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October 17, 2009 5:35:13 AM

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... :( 

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October 17, 2009 5:35:47 AM

Thanks for info dirtmountain!
Makes me happy to know I'll be able to get a good card. :) 

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October 17, 2009 5:59:50 AM

Ok.. got the X3 and gigabyte mobo.
Thanks for the input guys. :)  Hope I made right choice. :( 
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October 17, 2009 6:09:37 AM

check in the bois for acc funtion. used it on my msi 785 board to unlock the 4th core on my 710.
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October 17, 2009 8:17:47 AM

nonewsgoodnews said:
Ok.. got the X3 and gigabyte mobo.
Thanks for the input guys. :)  Hope I made right choice. :( 


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October 20, 2009 1:27:46 AM

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.
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October 20, 2009 6:57:12 AM

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.
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October 20, 2009 3:55:21 PM

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.
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October 22, 2009 3:23:48 AM

I don't think you need an adapter with the 5750.. it has hdmi and dvi on the back?
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