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MSI vs ASUS vs ASrock vs Gigabyte vs Biostar

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November 17, 2010 10:18:18 PM

Please tell me which of these motherboards would be the best for building a gaming PC (Budget $110)


ASRock 880G EXTREME3

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ASRock 870 EXTREME3

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ASUS M4A79XTD EVO

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BIOSTAR TA870+

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MSI 870A-G54

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MSI 870S-G54

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Gigabyte 870A-UD3

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ASUS M4A87TD EVO

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MSI 870-G45

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MSI 790X-G45

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GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H

Please give me multiple options as some of them are not available in India (out of stock).
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November 17, 2010 10:47:32 PM

My Recommendations:
1.) ASRock 870 Extreme3
2.) ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
3.) ASRock 880G Extreme3
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November 17, 2010 11:01:56 PM

what about the MSI, Biostar and Gigabyte 870 chipset boards, aren't they good enough.
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November 17, 2010 11:26:29 PM

ASUS is the best all around manufacturer of motherboards, which is why I choose it. Not a fan of MSI and Gigabyte are very good boards too so not a bad choice.

The main reason I went with the ASRock 870 Extreme3, as it is the best price to performance / features for an AM3 motherboard out right now... IMO.
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November 18, 2010 2:49:57 AM

Thank you. Do you know any of the online stores in India where I can purchase Asrock 870 Extreme3 or ASUS M4A79XTD EVO.

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November 18, 2010 2:55:21 AM

I'd go in this order:

1- ASUS M4A87TD EVO
2- GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H
3- ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
4- Gigabyte 870A-UD3
5- MSI 790X-G45
6- ASRock 870 EXTREME3

I don't recommend the others.
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November 18, 2010 4:03:09 AM

Thank you. Do you know any of the online stores in India where I can purchase Asrock 870 Extreme3 or ASUS M4A79XTD EVO.
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November 18, 2010 10:47:50 AM

No man, we are in different sides of the world, even, my 1st language isn't English :) 
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November 18, 2010 10:19:11 PM

but that motherboard Asus AMD Motherboard (Model M4A87TD EVO) does a 16x,4x crossfire and not 8x,8x.

So don't you think that it would effect the performance of dual ati cards when installed.
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November 18, 2010 10:23:56 PM

Wait. Do you want use Crossfire in future? If i'm right, forget the M4A87TD EVO, go with a mobo that support Crossfire to x8 or x16.
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November 18, 2010 10:37:06 PM

so can you suggest some motherboards with x8,x8 crossfire. My budget is around $110 to $120 and not more than that.
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November 18, 2010 11:05:07 PM

And which processor should I opt for.

The motherboards listed by you support core unlocking. So should I go with a Phenom II x2 555 BE, Phenom II x3 720 BE or go with an original quad Athlon II x4 640 for gaming purpose.
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November 18, 2010 11:18:01 PM

The games performance depends mostly of the GPU, but the CPU also do his job there. Th core unlock isn't 100% that works fine, so, if you want a quad-core buy a quad-core.

The L3 cache is very useful for heavy work and games, so, the X3 720 is a solid option for CPU.
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November 18, 2010 11:36:42 PM

and which graphic card do you suggest me for crossfire.

a HD 5770, HD 5850 or a HD 6850.

I would be gaming at a maximum of 1680*1050 resolution. I am not planning to upgrade my monitor.
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November 18, 2010 11:41:38 PM

If you can afford the 6850 Crossfire is a good option.
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November 18, 2010 11:46:59 PM

one last question. What about the power supply. Please suggest me a budget power supply for HD 6850 crossfire.
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November 19, 2010 12:05:40 AM

For 6850 Crossfire is recommended a 650W or better, that PSU is for the entire system.

So, look for a 650W or 700W PSU from a good manufacturer like Anter, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX or PC Power and Cooling.
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November 19, 2010 12:14:00 AM

what about this FSP Epsilon 80 PLUS 700 Watts SMPS
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November 19, 2010 12:33:50 AM

Looks good, but I still prefer the major brands.
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November 19, 2010 12:41:53 AM

then what about this Corsair 700W Power Supply Model - CMPSU-700GSUK
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November 19, 2010 12:44:58 AM

Better choice!!! :D 
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November 19, 2010 12:50:03 AM

irfan88 said:
then what about this Corsair 700W Power Supply Model - CMPSU-700GSUK


Excellent, one of the best 700W PSU in the market.
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November 19, 2010 1:07:42 AM

suggest me a budget ram also. I would be using the Asrock 880g extreme3 motherboard. I would also be installing the cooler master hyper 212 plus (a large cooler with push pull config).

So I do not want the RAM to be conflicting with the large cooler.

so please suggest me a good and a budget ram 1333mhz
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November 19, 2010 1:28:12 AM

suggest me a budget ram also. I would be using the Asrock 880g extreme3 motherboard. I would also be installing the cooler master hyper 212 plus (a large cooler with push pull config).

So I do not want the RAM to be conflicting with the large cooler.

so please suggest me a good and a budget ram 1333mhz
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