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Motherboard for new build?

So I'm planning on building a new computer at the end of the month and I have most of the components picked out I believe, but I can't decide on a Mb. I'm trying to stay around 800-900 dollars with hopes of overclocking and crossfiring in the future. Hoping someone on here could help me in this choice. I've been looking at the following three motherboards:

ASUS M4A79T Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363

MSI 790FX-GD70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223

or possibly just going with

ASUS M4A78T-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131366


if anyone has a better choice than what I listed I'm up for advice of any kind.

the rest of my system is as follows

4 GB DDR3 (1333 I'm guessing)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB
Windows 7
SSD drive or a fast speed hard drive
depending on sales a 700+ psu
all inside a CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

don't be afraid to pick at my build or tell me whats up, I've ordered from cyberpower before but never built my own (only pieced together old systems)
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  1. If you want SATA 6GB and USB3 support for future upgrades then http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130269
    Out of the three you listed I would get ASUS M4A79T Deluxe. It is at a great price for a 790FX board.
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    Your overclocking dreams will be limited with DDR3 1333 MHz ram modules.. The MSI 790FX-GD70 is an excellent motherboard.. However, it does not feature the latest of the features namely SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0.. I too would recommend going for a newer 8XX chipset based motherboard.. If you have the budget, you may go all up and pick a 890FX chipset based motherboard -

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655

    Or you might opt for a more wallet friendly but by no means bad motherboard -

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

    In any case, opt for a DDR3 1600 ram set.. Something like this -

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145263
  3. Thank you ! hopefully not too much changes by the time I decide to buy my stuff.... I'll pry go with the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131655
    if budget allows
  4. oldmud said:
    Thank you ! hopefully not too much changes by the time I decide to buy my stuff.... I'll pry go with the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655
    if budget allows


    Good choice..
  5. you seem to know your stuff and if you don't mind I have a quick question.

    for my build i seem to have come up with more money.

    in your opinion should I upgrade to an i7 950 system with a high end motherboard and keep around the same priced video card, or stay with the AMD based system and upgrade to a better video card.

    I will mostly be playing games. no video editing really or anything like that.

    thank you very much for your time and help. No rush since i have almost a month.
    thanks again
  6. The AMD is fine for gaming, if you jump over to Intel consider LGA1156 P55 board and I5 750/60
  7. Hold on to your current configuration.. You might need to invest your extra cash on a 69XX video card or two..
  8. ya I will pry run one card till I feel as though I need to xfire. thinking something like this for a psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139016
  9. Good PSU but pricey.. I'll recommend this one over it -

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001
  10. sweet thanks guys!!!
  11. I am pretty sure that it wont fit.. Go for a smaller cooler.. Such as a H70..
  12. Best answer selected by oldmud.
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