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AMD Motherboard choice?

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November 21, 2010 7:52:40 PM

OK, I have two ASRock motherboards in mind... for an AMD gaming build. They are the 890FX Deluxe4, and the 890GX Extreme4. The rest of my build is below. Which one is better for gaming and the parts I have selected? Thanks in advance!

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series Dual Channel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 (6970 when released)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case & OS: Cooler Master Storm Scout with Windows 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Display: Asus VW246H 24" 1080p Full HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: LG Black 22x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 22, 2010 1:13:47 PM

Since you're planning on using a high end GPU, the 890FX would be a better option. Moreover, it will give you the maximum performance of a crossfire setup, should you consider an upgrade.

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