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November 1, 2010 8:35:07 PM

Hey all im new here, im planing on buying a new gaming computer budget about $650 i pretty much chose all of the parts but i have a really big problem when it comes to the motherboard i can quite decide on which one to go with, so if you guys could suggest anything that would be greatly appreciated.
Most likely im gonna be running:
-Phenom II x4 3.4Ghz
-either GTX460 or ATI 6850 (havent decided yet)
- 4GB of memory (1600) speed due to the combo deal that i found

As i said i need an AMD AM3 motherboard for around 100 dollars preferably not more than $100, that will perform (pretty much a gaming motherboard) thanks again

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November 1, 2010 9:18:39 PM
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Welcome to Tom's Forums! :) 

Well the Biggie you need to decide on is the ATI or nVidia - especially IF you ever want to CF {CrossFire/ATI} or SLI {Scalable Link Interface/nVidia}. AMD won't run both, but will run either in a single GPU configuration.

That said, I would look at the following:
SLI + AMD - M4N98TD EVO $140 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CF + AMD - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO $94 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CF + AMD - ASUS M4A79T Deluxe $120 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Side-by-Side - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-636^13-131-636-TS,13-131-402^13-131-402-TS,13-131-363^13-131-363-TS

I do not particularly like 'Hybrid' MOBOs {on-board GPUs} especially if getting a dedicated GPU.

Hope this helps!
November 1, 2010 10:21:17 PM

Thanks for the welcome! im almost positive at this point that im gonna go with the 6800 it just seems more efficient and more powerful than GTX460 even tho im a bigger nvidia fan, i really like the $94 version of the ASUS that you posted looks like a really solid mobo for the price and def the best one i found, so thanks for help i think this will be my #1 right, but what im really trying to do is wait for Black Friday and see if newegg is gonna have any good deals but i wanna have a good picture in mind of what i want, thanks again
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November 2, 2010 12:02:27 PM

ASRock is fine, it's a budget ASUS {same company}.
November 12, 2010 12:37:14 AM

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November 12, 2010 9:13:51 AM

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