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April 23, 2010 7:36:12 AM

Hello all,
I am looking to build a new PC and I am a little confused as to what Asus motherboards are going to be compatible with the new Phenom X6 Hexacore series. You see I need the cores because I am in collage fore game art and the renders are largely on the processor end of the machine, and I'm not going to lie. I'd like to future proof my machine as much as possible. Well here is my set-up so far. Please feel free to suggest any improvements on the build, but my main purpose is for the Phenom X6 1075 compatible motherboards. Asus only please, sorry I am kind of a motherboard snob.

Hardware:
Processor - AMD Phenom X6
Graphics card - 2 Saphire Radeon 5770's
RAM - (3 X 2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600
Power supply - Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
Disk drive - Asus Black Blu-Ray drive
Hard drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB.

Any and all input is welcome and appreciated.

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April 23, 2010 7:41:36 AM

Hmm i would go with a single HD 5850 and the other 800 series mobos would be out together with Thuban so more options 4u ^^
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April 23, 2010 7:43:20 AM

batuchka said:
Hmm i would go with a single HD 5850 and the other 800 series mobos would be out together with Thuban so more options 4u ^^

Would the 5850 really out perform two 5770's?
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April 23, 2010 7:48:25 AM

paganman5000 said:
Would the 5850 really out perform two 5770's?


No but it would be a safer option for roughly the same price, plus in the future you could always buy a second 5850.
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April 23, 2010 7:49:17 AM

amk09 said:
No but it would be a safer option for roughly the same price, plus in the future you could always buy a second 5850.

True, True.
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April 23, 2010 7:50:23 AM

In the utmost best scenario i.e game is multi GPU optimised and scales nicely with CF the HD 5770CF would best the single HD 5850 but if not u have to pump into an expensive motherboard, bigger PSU and still run the risk of one of the HD 5770s looking preety on there PCIex16 slot consuming power but not nabbing you anymore frames so...
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April 23, 2010 7:56:01 AM

So I did a bit of research and found the AMD Asus 890GX Mobo. Any thoughts on the board? my only possible complaint is that the PCI exp ports look a little close together to run two of these bad mammy jammies that saphire has been releasing lately.
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