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November 12, 2010 5:33:59 AM

Hey guys,

Can you suggest me some good motherboard/processor combo. I already have an EVGA 1gb GTX 460 graphic card and am looking to buy a motherboard and processor.

I have pretty much fixed my budget around 150 - 200. The lower the better. I feel that i3 processor is the best one to match the price and performance.

Kindly advice. Also I have an old XFX 8600 Alpha dog Card. So if I can do anything with it (SLI) , those advice are also most welcome.


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November 12, 2010 7:42:39 AM

you can actually dedicate the second card (worse one) for physx it will be worth it
November 12, 2010 1:46:28 PM

Yeah I was planning to do that. Can you suggest a cheap but efficient motherboard which can do that. I thought of Asus P7H55-M LE Motherboard. But I don't need the on board graphic support. So a cheaper alternative would suffice.
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November 16, 2010 12:47:54 AM

BUMP :( 
November 16, 2010 4:55:59 PM

he might want a 32nm chip for power savings?

an i5 would be more powerful but also more money and if he wants just a good platform to start with that gigabyte board could be upgraded to an i5 or even an i7. with a budget tha ttight though doubt he can stretch to the i5 right now. but a possible upgrade in the future :D 
November 23, 2010 4:39:12 AM

Thanks for the replies guys. But I definitely do not want to upgrade the system for another 2-3 years. I already own a decent gaming laptop. This is just for backing up my files and playing few games occasionally.
Will i need a new power supply as well? My current power supply gives around 500W , give or take a few. I was looking for this :

As far as Mobo + Processor, I have time till 3rd week of December. So anything which will suit the budget would do.