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April 5, 2010 2:55:22 PM

My question is, what motherboard should I get?

I was looking into it myself, but wanted to make sure my build will work together correctly. Let me know if there is anything is missing, incompatible, etc. I am open to other similar CPUs if I can get a CPU and MoBo combo. My goal for this build is an okay gaming computer (27" monitor), that I can also do virtualization on for software development. Thank you.

MoBo (Haven't Picked Yet)
Needs to support AMD processor and Radeon Video Card with PCI-Express 2.0 x16 bus interface

RAM (Haven't Picked Yet)
2 x 2 GB

CPU ($165)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 HDZ955FBGIBOX 3.2 GHz/6 MB L3/125W Processor


Video Card ($135)
Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 1 GB DDR5 Dual DVI-I / HDMI / DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100284L


Power Supply (Already Bought) ($70)
Corsair CMPSU-450VX 450-Watt VX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Core i7 Core i5

HDD (Already Bought) ($70)
Western Digital 750 GB Caviar Black SATA 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD7501AALS

Case (Already Bought) ($60)
Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case External 3 X 5.25; Internal 6 X 3.5 2*Usb2.0

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April 5, 2010 3:22:00 PM

Here's what I recommend:

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $125 after rebate (assuming you want Crossfire support)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $120
GPU: HD 5770 $150. The 5770 is basically a 1-to-1 ratio for price to performance over the 5750 ($1 gets you a 1% performance increase). The 5750 is not a gaming card.
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April 6, 2010 5:32:45 AM

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