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Building for the 1st time, what motherboard is best for AMD CPU

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January 30, 2011 12:03:18 PM

Okay so I am going with AMD 1090T, that's the Phenom II 6 core. The 1100T looks lovely too but I don't think I need it and also I am budgeting around 1,300 in total for bare essentials, (mouse, keyboard, monitor and etc all that stuff I got).

I started looking at that fancy Asus Crosshair IV Extreme with all it's cool buttons and junk.
I am aware that mixing and matching video cards isn't all worked out, so I then was looking at just the IV Formula instead but I see that the southbridge in these cards gets very hot and it overheats.

I'm looking at a Radeon 60XX series card by the way, think I'll stick for the 6870's for now since I don't need anything more intense (I just want to play Guild Wars 2 when it's finally out safely, most of my gaming needs my ps3 covers)

Anyway the motherboard that have been recommended to me are:
1. ASUS M4A88T-V EVO
2. ASUS M4A79T Deluxe
3. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO


Honestly a lot of them and I have not got a clue what to get. I just want to play games flawlessly and have a fast running computer.

Thanks for the help :love: 

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January 30, 2011 12:13:06 PM

It depends on what you want.
Bord 1 onboard GPU USB 3 and SATA 6GB support well suited for a single GPU setup.
Board 2 last generation high end for multi GPU setup (single x16 dual x16 x16 triple x16 x8 x8 Quad x8 x8 x8 x8) but no USB 3 or SATA 6GB.
Board 3 Budget crossfire setup (single X16 dual x8 x8) with onboard GPU and USB3 and SATA 6GB support.
They will all run flawlessly with good BIOS options.
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January 30, 2011 11:31:45 PM

I don't know what I particularly need since I'm a first time builder that doesn't really know a thing but is tired of store bought computers.

If I can run games without lowering my settings too much I am stoked. I want to run black ops, gw2, any steam game, dead space 2 and what not without any problems and high graphics.

With Crossfire, I assume I can get more power as I can slide in more than 2 cards....but board 2 can do that? What's the difference then??
Crossfire cards are the future though no?


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January 30, 2011 11:41:20 PM

Crossfire is an option to run 2 or more GPU's as one. I personally would select board 3, it gives that option + the new tech in USB3 and SATA 6GB. A single HD68xx card is enough for most everything today at resolutions up to 1920x1080 but in years time maybe another one for CF will be needed.
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January 30, 2011 11:53:48 PM

Are there any other boards you would recommend within 250 bucks max?
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January 31, 2011 12:02:08 AM

I would go for this 890FX board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Then there is this which I think personally is too expensive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 31, 2011 12:17:12 AM

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January 31, 2011 12:18:00 AM

That ones looks a bit better than the last one I listed, I'll got it, as it has good reviews, thanks!
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January 31, 2011 6:00:26 AM

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