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Need a MB that supports X6 out of the box.

I'm upgrading my old dualie for a shiney new x6, But the problem is, that since my old CPU is an am2 dual core, I need a motherboard that supports the x6 without a bios update since I don't have any other CPU to boot and install it before setting the x6.

Any decent board out there, not too expensive?
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  1. 800 series with am3 socket should all recognize a phenom II x6 out of the box wihtout having to reflash the bios


    giv eus an idea of what you want in a rig and we can get ya some links, no sense in a micro atx board for example if you wanna do sli or crossfire graphics
  2. This is going to be a midrange computer, I have no interest in crossfire, I have a HD 4890 which still does the job fine. My PSU is an Antec earthwatts 750w atx12v v2.3

    I've tried to look the 800 series up, and I assume you meant these.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128442&Tpk=GA-890FXA-UD7
    That one is out since it requires a bigger tower than I have.

    Then there's this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128445&Tpk=GA-880GMA-UD2H
    Which would probably be fine, but I don't know exactly how well the HD4890 would fit in there space wise after all the rest of the junk is plugged and added.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443&Tpk=GA-870A-UD3
    And there's this one.

    Which would you suggest. Both of those supports 1333 ddr3 ram, so I'm good there.
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    they all 3 look like good mobos, gigabyte is a great brand , but the 890 requires a extended atx case which is a pretty big case, i'd probably suggest

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443&Tpk=GA-870A-UD3&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    of those anyway :D should work great for your build; and 4890 is a good card no need to upgrade till DX11 is the standard and by then the hd6000 series should be out
  4. Either of those are fine, depending what periferals you have since the 2nd one is a micro ATX
  5. if you look at the free shipping on the atx vs the micro atx he gets 2 more pci slots and a extra pci express for about a buck less :D plus can use lower pci express 2.0 for graphics making the case breathe better... i tend to advise against micro atx anyway unless its for budget or small form factor reasons
  6. Allright, I'll go with the GA-870A-UD3, many thanks for your help gentlemen.
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  8. 2319 said:
    I'm upgrading my old dualie for a shiney new x6, But the problem is, that since my old CPU is an am2 dual core, I need a motherboard that supports the x6 without a bios update since I don't have any other CPU to boot and install it before setting the x6.

    Any decent board out there, not too expensive?


    if ur looking for a 6 core mother board u can go with asus and of there baord models start with m4 are all 6 core compatable and thay also do quad to and dual and a few others to so have fun if ur looking for a board newegg wiill be ur new best frend go to the link in the left corner u wan to go to diy computer and thay have bundel kits there ware u can get the case motherboard and ram and psu combos or what ever u need just rember if the model number starts with m4 its compatable
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