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Hi all,

My old mobo died yesterday and I need to buy a new one plus a Phenom cpu (which is cheaper than i7 and i heard its performance for gaming is good).

I also want to keep my psu (corsair hx650W) and gpu (sapphire hd5770 1GB), both of which are only 6-month old.
Also, I still got a stick of 2G kingston ram DDR2 667. Should I buy new ddr3 ram or add one more 4G stick DDR2?

Another thing, I prefer the mobo to have CF support so I have room to get another 5770 if i want to upgrade.

My budget is under $500, btw.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Hello and welcome to the forums
    If you can get DDR3,go for it because there are more DDR3 compatible AMD motherboards than DDR2 models.
    This G.Skill RAMs
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180
    With this ASUS motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655
    Is an ideal combination.
  2. Best answer
    Hi 9diov and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    I'd go with this:

    Mobo: Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5
    RAM: G.Skill 1600 same as Maziar recommends.
    CPU: The Phenom II X6 1055T is in ur budget or the Phenom II X6 1090T is $60 more that ur budget.

    Total with X6 1055T: $478.47 including shipping.
    Total with X6 1090T: $558.47 including shipping.
  3. Oh i forgot about the CPU, go with X6 1055T as Saint mentioned
  4. Thanks Maziar and saint19, I'll take a look.
  5. Best answer selected by 9diov.
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