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Need a MOBO upgrade!

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June 19, 2010 6:03:34 AM

Hey there!

I recently purchased a barebones pc, and stupidly didn't do enough homework on every single in's and out's of mobo specs.
So I ended up with this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'm currently sporting:

-althlon II x4 630

-BFG 550w 80%+ certified PSU

-gigabyte - ATI radeon 5670 Graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-4gigs of pc3-8500G (533mhz) http://www.xpcgear.com/ocz3g10662g.html


So anyway, I found out that the mobo is only 2000 mt/s with HT. Which is like half of the speed of most decent mobos out there, and doesn't even have pci-e 2.0 but has ddr3... what kind of crap is that?

What kind of board should I upgrade to? Should I also be upgrading my memory in the process, or is that alright? Any other info is appreciated. This would be primarily for gaming.

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June 19, 2010 5:58:26 PM

Atx or micro atx case? Several boards for around $60 plus shipping at newegg will meet your requirements. Your current ram is fine. Personally, I would go for a newer chipset. I recommend the biostar ta870+ for $90 plus shipping if your case can fit a full size atx board. It has the new sata 3.0 standard which is good for ssd's, if you ever upgrade to one.
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June 19, 2010 9:34:05 PM

o1die said:
Atx or micro atx case? Several boards for around $60 plus shipping at newegg will meet your requirements. Your current ram is fine. Personally, I would go for a newer chipset. I recommend the biostar ta870+ for $90 plus shipping if your case can fit a full size atx board. It has the new sata 3.0 standard which is good for ssd's, if you ever upgrade to one.


Sorry, its a regular ATX case. It doesn't state it is, but there's a nice amount of room on all sides of the board (besides the back plate). It has 4 cd rom slots, and 2 floppy disc slots on the front as well.

My last computer was a regular atx, but the case was the size of a buick.

The mobo you're suggesting has zero feedback on newegg though. And I would probably like to have onboard video, just in case my video card fries out between paychecks so I'm not SOL.
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