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Need a MB that supports X6 out of the box.

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July 22, 2010 3:37:08 PM

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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July 22, 2010 4:03:24 PM

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
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July 22, 2010 9:29:26 PM

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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
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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July 22, 2010 9:49:45 PM

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=N82E168...

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
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July 22, 2010 9:50:22 PM

Either of those are fine, depending what periferals you have since the 2nd one is a micro ATX
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July 22, 2010 10:01:29 PM

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
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July 22, 2010 10:26:55 PM

Allright, I'll go with the GA-870A-UD3, many thanks for your help gentlemen.
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July 22, 2010 10:27:16 PM

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July 23, 2010 1:59:21 AM

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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