Help deciding motherboard and RAM for Phenom II x4 Tags: Motherboards Phenom Product Last response: February 28, 2011 6:46 PM in Motherboards Share sapaso February 4, 2011 7:38:34 PM Hello, I decided to upgrade my AMD FX-60 to and AMD Phenom II x4 965. I need help on what motherboard to use please. I am confused with all that motherboard variety out there. I like Asus and probably Gigabyte, from what I can read here. I plan to do video editing (HD gopro camera video, with AVS video editor software) and some gaming. My budget for the motherboard is around $150 if possible. Memory is also a confusing part for me, I heard corsair XMS is good. I will start with 4GB. I also want to reuse ( I guess I need to check the specs of my old parts for compatibility). -Old ATX case, with 850W power supply. -eVGA Nvidia 880 GTX PCI ??? -Acer monitor 19?? Thank you very much for any tips! More about : deciding motherboard ram phenom sapaso February 4, 2011 7:43:01 PM I just found this similar thread, I will be checking both. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/286393-30-motherboard... sapaso February 11, 2011 2:57:29 PM Ok, I just checked and the correct description for my old video card is: eVGA eGeForce 8800 GTX 768MB PCI-E Should I keep this card and buy a motherboard without integrated video? or should I use the integrated video card in a new motherboard? Can you recommend a ($150) motherboard for either case? Thanks. Related resources Intel i5 or amd Phenom II X4 965- help me decide - Forum Phenom II X4 965 BE OC - Forum Need help deciding between Phenom II X6 or i7-930 for Photo/Video edit - Forum Help on deciding on a heatsink for AMD Phenom II X4 965 - Forum Help me decide: core i3 540 or phenom II x4 955 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer davcon a c 112 V Motherboard February 11, 2011 4:33:23 PM It really depends what your needs are,for example do you want to run 2 gpu's or one? Do you want an ATX or will a M mobo do? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi... sapaso February 11, 2011 5:41:22 PM Thanks Davcon, what I want is to take advantage of what I already have if possible and if its worth it. My case is ATX, so I need ATX, my power supply is good too (I guess). If I want to use 2 GPUs, I understand I need a MOBO with and integrated NVidia based SLI ready GPU, to use with mine. Correct? Do I need a special monitor for that? What is the benefit of doing SLI? sapaso February 28, 2011 6:46:52 PM After some reading around on this forum, I decided to get (already ordered): ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Ed http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can anyone tell me if this is a good combination, if not, what can I change? And another question: I still have my old eVGA eGeForce 8800 GTX 768MB PCI-E video card. Is it better to use it instead of the integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 that comes with the motherboard? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ard-phenom Forum Using amd dual-core 3ghz 6000+, upgrade to phenom ii x4 or x6? help me Forum AMD Phenom II X4 840/ Memory overclocking questions Forum AMD Phenom ii X4 960t question. Plz Help Forum AMD A8 or AMD Phenom II x4 Forum [Solved] Upgrading Phenom II x4 840 Forum Overclocking Phenom II x4 965 Black edition Forum AMD Phenom II x4 955 vs AMD FX 4300 Performance-wise Which One Better Forum AMD Phenom ii x4 965 + GPU? Forum Phenom II x4 965 BE Question Forum AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BE Forum AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Stock Voltage Forum AMD FX-4100 Zambezi or AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition? Forum P7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum [Solved] Desperate!! No Boot w/ RAM in 3&4, Boot w/ 1&2 ?!?! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !