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Hello, is the BIOSTAR TA890GXB HD AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard compatable with the Acer Aspire T180 ??? just got a computer for birthday obveously it needs alot of upgrading just trying to see what I can do to make it even Video game compatable
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    Hi dgobrandon and welcome to Tom's hardware forum.

    No that mobo isn't compatible with the T180 since that rig comes with a CPU socket AM2+ and DDR2 while the mobo only support CPU socket AM3 and DDR3.
  2. thanks for the help new to upgrading my own computer and can use all of the help I can get can you reccomend any good motherboards that have at least 16 gigs of memory and can support a decent processor
  3. Sure.

    1- What is ur budget?
    2- What is the main purpose of the rig? Games, video edition, surf the web...
    3- Do u prefer Intel or AMD?
    4- Are u from the USA?
  4. -trying to keep the motherboard under $120 but its not a big deal if it goes over
    -Im going to school soon for game art and design in pittsburgh so its for both
    school but I am a major strategy game addict so that is important as well
    -I don't have any preferances at this point so either would be fine with me
    -Yes lived in the US all of my life
  5. Do u want a full new rig and what is the budget for that rig? I mean new CPU, new mobo, new RAM, new GPU....
  6. what I was aiming for is new
    -motherboard
    -ram
    -processor
    as well as a decent graphics card but that isn't a priority at this point
    I definatly want to try to keep it under or at least around the vicinity of $500
    I want to have at least 8 gigs of ram to start but the potential to go to 16 if i need to later on
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  8. Well, here are an option.

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 445
    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1600
    GPU: MSI 5770

    All those is around $477.95 before rebates and shipping but also bear in mind that u maybe need a new PSU for that rig.
  9. what poweer supply would you suggest ?
  10. What PSU do u have? For only one GPU a 550W or 600W from a good brand like Corsairm Seasonic, Antec can handle the rig.
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