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November 22, 2010 11:17:16 PM

I am building a gaming Pc and soo confused what motherboard to get but I have decided to got for AMD because of the AMD processorrrr .

I need to decide which AMD motherboard to purchase. Could you please give me some ideas?

I am not going to be doing any overclocking!

How do i know how many internal fans my motherboard will support?


AMD PHENOM II X6 1075T BLACK EDITION 3.0GHZ 9MB CACHE SOCKET AM3

SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON HD6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE

Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case, Side Window, Black

Cooler Master GX, 650W ATX PSU, Active PFC, SLI Ready, Black

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin

Western Digital 500GB, 32MB Cache, 7200rpm, Caviar Black, SATA 3 Gb/s

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November 23, 2010 12:06:48 AM

Perhaps look at the Gigabyte 870A-UD3 or the 890GPHA-UD3. Both will suit your needs fine, but the latter has support for 8x/8x CF later on.

You can tell how many fans itll support by looking at the specs of the mobo and seeing how many 3 pins fan headers it has.
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November 23, 2010 12:09:42 AM

First question... What is your budget?

Second question... Do you plan to crossfire?

With that said, the ASRock 870 Extreme3 covers those two topics at the best price to performance / features.
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November 23, 2010 5:56:25 AM

by budget is $1600 NZD which is around 1250 USD

I may decide to cross fire in the future but not initially
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November 23, 2010 5:57:10 AM

I was looking at the

GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 AMD790X SB850 AM3 DDR3 PCI-E

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November 23, 2010 7:08:45 AM

Check out the Asrock 870 extreme3 as suggested by Techmo.. It is cheaper, has the same crossfire configuration like your gigabyte choice, is based on a newer chipset..
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November 23, 2010 7:40:31 PM

In New Zealand we dont see many asrock boards, mainly asus and gigabyte.

If youre going to crossfire, get the GB 890GPHA-UD3 i mentioned before, you can get it for around 240. Or if youre not crossfiring go with the 870A-UD3 for 190 ish.
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November 23, 2010 7:45:38 PM

^+1... If the ASRock board isn't readily available in New Zealand, the boards list by p1n3apqlexpr3ss are good alternatives.
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