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AMD Processor - Model Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

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Please tell me which mobo can I get for AMD Processor - Model Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition. I want to use GTX460 and DDR3. Also, I want to know what price difference will it be if I go for gual graphic card on the mobo. Please help me find mobos for both single card and dual card.
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    One card (any):
    GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443
    ASUS M4A87TD EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647
    ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131668
    MSI 870S-G54
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130309

    SLI - two Nvidia cards - (no SATA3/USB3.0):
    MSI NF750-G55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130235
    ASUS M4N75TD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131637

    Crossfire - two ATI cards (if you change your mind and get a HD 6850):
    ASRock 870 EXTREME3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198
    GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435
    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631

    PSU - For a single card 500W, for dual cards Nvidia 460 750W, ATI 6850 - 650W. Corsair, Antec, Seasonic.
  2. Best answer selected by anksdesire.
  3. Mosox,

    I am still confused... I looked into motherboards like Gigabyte's GA-890FXA-UD7 GA-890FXA-UD5
    These are awesome.. but they use ATI cards.. And I am not convinced that ATI outperforms GTX 460.

    I wanted to take dual GTX460 option because I thought that in future if some games dont work, then I will simply upgrade my system by putting 2 GTX460.. (also price will come down for them).

    For GTX 460, I am not finding any satisfying motherboard.. I want to use DDR3 instead of DDR2.

    I have just shortlisted my processor yet that I will be using "AMD Processor - Model Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition" and also I will use corsair DDR3 4GB (Corsair DDR-III Memory 4GB Kit [ 2 x 2GB ] - Model CMX4GX3M1A1600C9).

    Now I think Zebronics Cabinet will hold good, though I am still searching for the correct model.

    Please guide me. what else should I care about?
  4. If you can't find any decent SLI mobos in there, no problem, the 6850 stock outperforms the GTX 460/1GB stock. Some factory overclocked 460's are faster than the 6850 but you can overclock yourself a 6850 or get a factory overclocked one that will run cooler than the 460 and will consume less.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102912&cm_re=hd_6850-_-14-102-912-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131379&cm_re=hd_6850-_-14-131-379-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150512&cm_re=hd_6850-_-14-150-512-_-Product

    Can't find those mobos in your country, what country, India (Zebronics is sold in there). Then state your budget in Rs and all the parts you need if you're getting a Zebronics case + PSU that's not good.
  5. my budget is Rs 30000 + monitor
    some body told me to go for zebronic.. I am looking for a cabinet which can stay cool and ventilate the heat..

    suggest me the configuration which will be best suited for INR 30000.
  6. BEWARE!! I'm currently building a system very much like yours. Same mobo, trying to run dual graphics cards. Most power supplies don't deliver enough amperage for this mobo. I've tried 3 different PSUs, ranging from 600W to 850W, NONE of them would even post my board (no graphics installed). As it turns out, most "high end" PSUs sacrifice amperage on the 3V and 5V rails in favor of high-power PCI-E rails, which means that it would handle both video cards no problem, it just can't turn on the mobo and RAM... at all. I plugged in an old 500W PSU just to test it out (and make sure the board wasn't the problem), and it fired right up. It's delivering 36A on the 3V and 5V rails, instead of 25A. Just a heads up, I hope this saves you some of the headache I'm going through ;-)
  7. Thanks Hurley :)

    Thank god I have not purchased it yet. I am still searching a decent mobo and a power supply. I have looked into many mobos but m not satisfied.

    Tell me something.. if a motherboard supports ATI and a crossfire, then will it support GTX460?

    Please advise me some decent mobo ( a cost effective one ;-) )
    WHich powersupply should I go for, there are not many power supplies available in market. Especially when u go to get one they are always out of stock.. so I need some buffer that in case if I dont get the specifics then I can have the substitute.. I hope you understand my point.

    Waiting for your reply eagerly ! :)
  8. Yes, I can almost guarantee that a mobo that supports Crossfire/SLI will be able to handle the 460; however, I'm not sure exactly what the GTX460 requires, so I would double check. Essentially, PCI-E x16 slots are all the same. If that's all it requires, then the only other thing you have to check is if you can give it enough juice. This is what you should be careful about, because some cards (especially high-powered cards like this GTX series) require their own dedicated power cable. This is easy enough to do, unless you're running a dual-graphics card system. Make sure you get a PSU that has the cables you need. More on that in a minute.

    Also, I noticed that you said "I looked into motherboards like Gigabyte's GA-890FXA-UD7 GA-890FXA-UD5
    These are awesome.. but they use ATI cards..." You're probably talking about the onboard graphics chipset. If you're going to get a video card then the onboard chipset doesn't matter at all. Motherboards don't care whether your card is ATI or Nvidia. In fact, a few months back I decided I'd had enough of Nvidia and bought an equivalent ATI card. Uninstalled all the drivers, pulled the Nvidia out, put the ATI in, installed new drivers and it has run like a champ ever since. The only questions are: does your mobo have the right slot, and can you give it enough juice?

    Also, near as I can tell, a motherboard is a motherboard. Really not much difference between them, except that you get what you pay for. That being said, I really don't know much about them. Just make sure it supports the hardware you want (enough PCI-E x16 slots, the right RAM speed, the right CPU socket, etc.) and has the features you want (onboard 5.1 surround sound, onboard wireless, enough USB slots, etc.). As for size, I would recommend an ATX board (that's the largest form factor). I wouldn't get anything smaller than that. I've build a couple of micro-ATX and micro-ATX systems and there's never enough room. I've used all ASUS boards. The one I'm using now is an ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3.0 Also, you have to make sure your case is the same form factor as your mobo. Some cases will work with more than one form factor.

    Now, as for power supplies, I know even less. It's useful to know what voltage and amperage your motherboard requires in order to POST (Power On Self Test). The voltage is really standardized, that will be easy because they're all the same. The problem for me was amperage. This was very difficult to find out for my board, and I don't think the answer that I got from ASUS was correct. What I would recommend is getting a power supply with modular cables from a name-brand manufacturer that has all the juice (watts) you need for your computer. If it doesn't work, then you need to start looking at the current (amperage). If you get to that point, it's going to be a long haul because 90% of all PSU makers deliver the same amperage on the same rails. It's going to take you a while to hunt down one of those 10% that delivers what you need. I finally found out that the Antec TP-750 will give me what I need for my machine. It has a higher amperage than any of the other PSUs I've tried. It's not modular so it might be harder to install, but I'll have to make do.

    If you can order online it will be cheaper and you'll be able to get what you want. I highly recommend Newegg.com.

    I know that's long. I hope it helps. I'll keep checking back.
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