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Best motherboard for an ATI Radeon 9800 XT

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Anonymous
February 13, 2010 6:38:48 PM

Howdy, i was just gifted an ATI Radeon 9800 XT. im looking to build a computer around it, i was wondering what a good mobo might be? im considering the Asus P4S8X-X, which is socket 478 and i was wondering what a good socket 478 processor is.
Anonymous
February 13, 2010 6:53:19 PM

okay, thanks. but you dont think its worth it? would it be smarter in the long run to just get a better card, like SLi?
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February 13, 2010 7:05:03 PM

isn't that card over 6 years old?
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Anonymous
February 13, 2010 7:11:01 PM

haha is it really? that sounds outdated to me
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Anonymous
February 13, 2010 7:53:02 PM

okay, i get it, i had a feeling AGP is outdated. Maybe thats why it was a free card haha.

Well im on a somewhat of a budget, how does this setup sound:

Mobo: Intel ATX MSI P55-GD65

Graphics: SAPPHIRE 100286L Radeon HD 4860

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield

RAM: G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB)


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February 13, 2010 8:00:18 PM

What are you going to use the computer for and what is your budget?

You can get a real nice gaming computer by choosing a cheaper cpu and putting more cash into the video card.
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February 13, 2010 8:45:22 PM

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okay, i get it, i had a feeling AGP is outdated. Maybe thats why it was a free card haha.

Well im on a somewhat of a budget, how does this setup sound:

Mobo: Intel ATX MSI P55-GD65

Graphics: SAPPHIRE 100286L Radeon HD 4860

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield

RAM: G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB)

You can't use an i7-920 on a P55 motherboard. Like cobot said, what will you use the computer for and what's your budget? You're now going from a real crappy to a high-end build, but careful component selection is required (motherboard, CPU, PSU, GPU, memory, etc.)
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Anonymous
February 14, 2010 7:11:21 PM

Gaming would be the main use of this build. As for the budget I think about $1,000.
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Anonymous
February 14, 2010 8:14:30 PM

Also, I decided to check out an AMD-based setup and this is what I got.

I'd say i have a $1,000 budget for these parts, any suggestions?

Mobo: ASUS ATX 4A79XTD EVO 790X

Graphics: XFX HD-585A-ZNBC Radeon HD 5850

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Hard Drive: Western Digital WD10EARS 1TB

PSU: Thermaltake W0319RU 850W ATX
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February 14, 2010 8:29:09 PM

You realize that you CPU selection represents a significant performance drop over an Intel i7-920? Why don't you create a new post asking for a good gamer system for $1,000 or less? For that amount of money, you can build a better balanced system. Do you already have a case, an optical drive, the OS and everything else required to complete your build? If so, provide a complete list of what you have.
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