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What motherboard with a AMD quad-core black edition?

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November 15, 2010 5:32:47 PM

im not wanting the most exspensive type or brand but pretty substantial and fairly priced motherboard that will go with this processor... i have so far 500gb hard drive, 650watt power supply, getting amd quad core, but what type and kind of motherboard can i get that will be compatible with DDR3 memory and that quad core...and also i have an nvidea geforce 8800gt card. i need help please and thank you. and im trying to construct a starter gaming pc for diablo 3 and star craft 2...
a c 235 V Motherboard
November 15, 2010 5:35:07 PM

I would look at the ASRock 870 Extreme3 for the best all around valued AM3 motherboard... IMO. It won't give you SLI support but with an 8800GT, I wouldn't SLI currently.
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November 15, 2010 5:39:04 PM

ok sad to say im new to this stuff its just my project but as far as i think i understand that if i wanted to upgrade my graphics card from a 8800gt it wont be possible with that motherboard id have to get a new 1??? andthnx for the reply
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a c 235 V Motherboard
November 15, 2010 5:44:46 PM

No... You can run any new card in a single card setup... Meaning.. You can go from an 8800GT to a GTX580 or 8800Gt to a ATI 5970. What I was trying to say is that if you want to run two cards, you'll want to run to ATI cards versus two Nvidia cards.
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November 15, 2010 5:56:56 PM

tecmo34 said:
No... You can run any new card in a single card setup... Meaning.. You can go from an 8800GT to a GTX580 or 8800Gt to a ATI 5970. What I was trying to say is that if you want to run two cards, you'll want to run to ATI cards versus two Nvidia cards.


oh ok cool... and personal opinion... could i have a pretty substantial gaming pc with a dual core? and that motherboard?
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a c 235 V Motherboard
November 15, 2010 6:04:49 PM

Yes... You can still have a substantial gaming experience with a dual core setup and the right graphics card. There are very few games that have fully begun to utilize a quad core setup.
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November 15, 2010 6:10:58 PM

tecmo34 said:
Yes... You can still have a substantial gaming experience with a dual core setup and the right graphics card. There are very few games that have fully begun to utilize a quad core setup.


so with my 500gb hard drive, my 8800gt card, amd dual core, and ddr3 memory, i should be able to run starcraft and WoW?
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a c 235 V Motherboard
November 15, 2010 6:53:54 PM

Yes... they will run the games but I don't say at what level of graphics, since I don't know your monitor resolution. For example, running at 1920x1080, you'll run on low to medium graphics but at 1280x1020, you should be more to the med to high level, I would gather.

I don't do WoW or Starcraft, so I would review benchmarks for your CPU & GPU to get a better feel than what I can truly provide.
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November 15, 2010 6:59:57 PM

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are you wanting to run dual video cards in SLI mode.?

no im just going to run one card just my nvidea card 8800 gt
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November 15, 2010 7:04:10 PM

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are you wanting to run dual video cards in SLI mode.?

no i am just running my one card and that is nvidea 8800 gt
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November 15, 2010 7:05:03 PM

tecmo34 said:
Yes... they will run the games but I don't say at what level of graphics, since I don't know your monitor resolution. For example, running at 1920x1080, you'll run on low to medium graphics but at 1280x1020, you should be more to the med to high level, I would gather.

I don't do WoW or Starcraft, so I would review benchmarks for your CPU & GPU to get a better feel than what I can truly provide.

well i plan on using my 46inch plasma as the monitor
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November 15, 2010 7:19:53 PM

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one last question.
you have the case already becuase there are mATX and ATX sizes to recommend.?

yes i have a xion case
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a c 235 V Motherboard
November 15, 2010 7:21:12 PM

You will most likely have to run the games on low to medium setting at a 1920x1080 level to get acceptable FPS.
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