AM3 or 1156 (for GTX 460)?

Hi Techies,

I am looking to upgrade my motherboard/ram/processor/videocard.

I know I want a GTX 460, but I do not know which chipset I should get motherboard wise. Depending on the motherboard socket I choose, I will go with either an i5 750, a cheaper i3 or a Phenom II X4 955 BE.

My problem:

I don't know which motherboard will do the best job of utilizing the GTX 460's potential (chipset wise). I am assuming it would be better to have an NVIDIA chipset motherboard rather than an AMD chipset (790FX or 890FX) for the GTX 460.

Would someone please recommend a good MOBO chipset for the GTX 460 (in either the 1156 or AM3 series)?


Thanks,

Mike

P.S. I will not be using SLI, one 460 will be sufficient for my needs - (I have 22.1 inch monitor at 1680x1050)
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  1. Hi.

    The mobos with nVidia chipset aren't good so forget that option since the nVidia GPUs can run in any mobo independent of the chipset (ATI or nVidia)

    This are my suggestions for the rig:

    For 1156 u can go with this ASUS P7P55D-E Pro

    For AM3 is a little more complicates since exist many good mobos in other place. Currently have a 890FXA-UD5.
  2. saint19 said:
    Hi.

    The mobos with nVidia chipset aren't good so forget that option since the nVidia GPUs can run in any mobo independent of the chipset (ATI or nVidia)

    This are my suggestions for the rig:

    For 1156 u can go with this ASUS P7P55D-E Pro

    For AM3 is a little more complicates since exist many good mobos in other place. Currently have a 890FXA-UD5.


    i was looking at p55 socket mobos, but im fearful of the foxconn problem. got any good recomendations? should i go with an x58?
  3. belltollsforthee said:
    i was looking at p55 socket mobos, but im fearful of the foxconn problem. got any good recomendations? should i go with an x58?


    What foxconn problem? even the X58 socket are made by foxconn too.
  4. Is 890 FX the best AM3 mobo chipset to use?


    which AM3 chipset will work best with the GTX 460 in terms of performance?
  5. The 890FX is the best chipset if u want use Crossfire, hack SLI and OC but if u only want use the rig to stock speed the 890FX isn't a good options since is more expensive.
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