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July 24, 2010 3:35:47 AM

im looking to buy a new motherboard but i really cant decide what one would be best for me

. i dont really overclock or plan on using more then 1 graphics card i want 2 go AMD but if there is a intel mobo/cpu that is WAY better for around the $$ i wouldnt mind switching over i use my computer mainly for gaming and do lots of multitasking if that helps any

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a c 78 V Motherboard
July 26, 2010 12:38:14 AM

Intel CPUs and boards are generally higher-priced than AMD CPUs and boards. Maybe someone with recent AMD CPUs/boards can give you some guidance.
a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2010 7:06:43 AM

What RAM do you have?
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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2010 10:18:24 PM

Well, you didn't give us much detail as to what you currently have, but no, you won't find a better Intel setup for the same price. What is your budget? What RAM do you have right now? Do you have a CPU?

If you have the money for one, I'd suggest going with an AM3 setup. I'm running an AMD Phenom II x4 965 on an MSI 790FX-GD70 motherboard right now, which is an excellent setup for both gaming and multitasking, but is also fairly expensive, and costs a lot more because of its overclocking abilities. If that's out of your price range, here are some good components to choose from:

Motherboards:
$167.99 MSI 790FX-GD70
$119.99 Asus M4A88TD-V EVO
$79.99 MSI 770-G45

CPUs:
$179.99 AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE
$135.99 AMD Phenom II x4 925
$99.99 AMD Athlon II x4 635
$84.99 AMD Athlon II x3 445

That pretty much covers all the price ranges, although you really don't need a motherboard as powerful as the GD70. That ASUS is nice - solid build, great expansion, USB3.0 I believe. Those are all listed in order from most to least powerful, but they all require DDR3 memory. I can easily whip up a list of recommended DDR2 parts for you if you find that's what you need...
July 27, 2010 7:17:12 AM

im building a completely new pc


im going with this new egg combo for $304

1. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
2. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard


and this combo for my GC/powersupply for 360

1. XFX HD-585X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity


2. XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC
Power ...


and my ram for $105 is G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600


im still debating on if i should get 2 ocz 60gb SSD and run them in raid 0 or continue using my WD 250gb 7200rpm hdd or get the velociraptor 300gb 10krpm or get 1 ocz 120gb SSD but ya i should have it all figured out by the weekend when im a order it... i wish i coulda had it by today for SC2 but o well a week late wont hurt
July 27, 2010 6:37:44 PM

ortoklaz said:
XFX Black Edition (HD-585A-ZNBC) much better card (reference card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
spend some extra money for PSU and you wont regret;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
dont go SSD raid0(no trim support)buy 1tb WD black for now(you can use it for backup later)and wait for SSD to drop price.4q this year



i really like asus and i wanted 2 stick with asus boards but do u think that the gigabyte is really a better board?

and ya i dont mind gettin a better PSU and ya im just going 2 get the SSD later problly right b4 diablo 3 comes out
a b V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 10:11:49 PM

1911360,5,78526 said:
im building a completely new pc


im going with this new egg combo for $304

1. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
2. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

ASUS or GIGABYTE..both A1,i like GIGABYTE,but the combo above looks very good.
That just my opinion
a b V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 10:25:03 PM

Try to find MB with SATA ports to the side


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