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What motherboard?

Hi, I'm going to get the AMD 555 dual core and wanted to get some feed back on what would be a nice stable mobo. I was thinking about the new BIO STAR TA890FXE, or the MSI 890 FXA- GD70. I'm not going to unlock cores but will be overclocking. Thanks for the help, bunkachunk..........
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  1. If you are not interested in core unlocking (wise decision BTW) then i guess you'd be better of getting the X4 635.. Even better if you could go down to a 890GX chipset mobo and get yourself a X4 955 BE..
  2. what is the price rang your looking at and are you overclocking? do you need onboard graphics or do you have a vid card? if you're going with vid cards is crossfire/sli a possibility and if so which one? there are way too many unanswered factors to be able to give you a proper opinion...
  3. Have you checked ASRock 890GX Extreme3? That's what I'm using with my 955. Very good board with plenty of features for the price.
  4. victomofreality said:
    what is the price rang your looking at and are you overclocking? do you need onboard graphics or do you have a vid card? if you're going with vid cards is crossfire/sli a possibility and if so which one? there are way too many unanswered factors to be able to give you a proper opinion...

    yes I will be doing some overclocking, and I will be using my sapphire 5770 vapor x. I'm going to be picking up a second one when I get the mobo. price range is around $150.00 to $200.00
  5. masterjaw said:
    Have you checked ASRock 890GX Extreme3? That's what I'm using with my 955. Very good board with plenty of features for the price.

    yes, I was looking at that one also. has all the bells and whistles I wanted. you like it?
  6. Emperus said:
    If you are not interested in core unlocking (wise decision BTW) then i guess you'd be better of getting the X4 635.. Even better if you could go down to a 890GX chipset mobo and get yourself a X4 955 BE..

    ya they locked the cores for a reason, now all the mobo makers are using the unlocking feature as a selling gimmick. thanks for the recommendation, I'll look into them
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    I'm currently using it right now. Build quality is excellent. Plus the features included were nice. Try checking out the reviews. I agree with all of them.

    It also have those core unlocking thing but I didn't used it as I've already equipped it with a 955.
  8. Asrock motherboards are sweet for the price.. But if you are a noob with overclocking then the asrock motherboard might get a little technical as the overclocking options are not as refined as offered by board manufacturers such as gigabyte, msi and asus.. For that reason i'd recommend you to take a look at the asus m4a89gtd pro.. BTW, no matter which board you choose, get rid of the 555 BE as the CPU option as i and others have suggested before..
  9. Emperus said:
    Asrock motherboards are sweet for the price.. But if you are a noob with overclocking then the asrock motherboard might get a little technical as the overclocking options are not as refined as offered by board manufacturers such as gigabyte, msi and asus.. For that reason i'd recommend you to take a look at the asus m4a89gtd pro.. BTW, no matter which board you choose, get rid of the 555 BE as the CPU option as i and others have suggested before..

    ya the asrock mobo 890 fx deluxe 3 was one of the top three on my list. now to the 555, whats wrong with it? its amds top dual core, and I don't need a quad core, I'm not doing anything that would require the extra cores. butt, I was looking at the 955. nice price and may be latter on I will need the extra cores. what I have now is the Intel e3200, bio star g31e-m7 sapphire 5770 vapor x ddr5 1mb, 2gb ddr2 6400 corsair memory, 730w psu, nzxt beta case. thank you all for your help, you can never have enough info on this stuff. I love to do the research and then do the build. I have been trying to decide dual or quad on the processor, can any one give me pros and cons on both? like I said earlier I just do some light gaming, but I want the quality, watching some DVDs and do some surfing.
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