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May 11, 2010 10:20:24 PM

Hello,

Hello,

I'm trying to build a computer with a Phenom II x4 955 processor, and I want to use a Nvidia 1Gb Video Card.

Now the Question is.... what motherboard would be the best to use that kind of processor and an nvidia video card?

I was reading and most people says that MSI builds the best motherboards, but checking them out i found that they support more ATI than Nvidia because of Crossfire, they have some Motherboards built by Nvidea yes but.. they already have Video integrated.. what would be the best thing to do?

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May 11, 2010 10:41:13 PM

Your only using one Nvidia video card right? If so, buy whatever board you want that has a PCIe port on it. You only need to worry if you want to do SLI. Then you need an Nvidia chipset on the board, and they tend to suck.
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May 11, 2010 11:14:18 PM

If you are going to overclock your CPU, which you should since it's a black edition, make sure you get a board that has overclocking options.
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May 12, 2010 1:55:39 AM

megamanx00 said:
If you are going to overclock your CPU, which you should since it's a black edition, make sure you get a board that has overclocking options.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00275G0VE/ref=ord_car...

Its not black edition and I don't want to spend more money on overclocking it, I heard you have to buy a heat sink / good cooler or liquid cooling to Overcloak.
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May 12, 2010 2:00:22 AM

4745454b said:
Your only using one Nvidia video card right? If so, buy whatever board you want that has a PCIe port on it. You only need to worry if you want to do SLI. Then you need an Nvidia chipset on the board, and they tend to suck.


Yes only using Nvidia Video Card, not trying to SLI. but the motherboard I was trying to use:

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-790FX-GD70-4DDR3-2133-CrossFi...
for this Processor:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00275G0VE/ref=ord_car...

Uses crossfire which i think is ATI technology and since I'm using a Nvidia Video Card.... just want to make sure i wont have problems with it = /
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May 12, 2010 2:08:28 AM

4745454b said:
Your only using one Nvidia video card right? If so, buy whatever board you want that has a PCIe port on it. You only need to worry if you want to do SLI. Then you need an Nvidia chipset on the board, and they tend to suck.


Why do they tend to suck?

Should I just stick to Phenom II x4, MSI Motherboard and forget about Nvidia and stick to ATI?
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May 12, 2010 2:17:04 AM

Gexo said:
Why do they tend to suck?

Should I just stick to Phenom II x4, MSI Motherboard and forget about Nvidia and stick to ATI?


get the Phenom II, MSI board, and any Nvidia card you want (it will work just fine as long as you have the power to run it).

Numbers was talking about SLI which is running two Nvidia cards at once and I'm guessing you only want to run one.

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May 12, 2010 3:20:24 AM

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First, the 955 is a black edition, and you could OC on the stock heatsink just fine.
But get this Instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Secondly, What Nvidia Card do you plan on using, there are plenty of nice ATI options.


955 in Amazon doesnt says anything about being black edition

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00275G0VE/ref=ord_car...

but if black overclocking edition is better for the price i could get the black version for 965:

http://www.amazon.com/Phenom-Black-3-4GB-512KB-4000MHZ/...

either:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-nVidia-GeForce-PCI-Express-0...

or

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002O0KM3O/ref=ord_car...

Someone was saying that 250 sucks because it overheats...


But if i can find a nice ATI I could get:

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-M4A78T-E-Motherboard-Phenom-...
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May 12, 2010 11:03:51 AM

Gexo said:
Why do they tend to suck?

Should I just stick to Phenom II x4, MSI Motherboard and forget about Nvidia and stick to ATI?

If you tell us what nVidia card you are looking at, we can recommend an equivalent or better ATI video card at your price range.
More importantly, what monitor resolution will you be playing at?
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May 12, 2010 8:13:51 PM

any graphics card can be used in any motherboard provided it has the right slot for it. Most modern cards and boards have 16 x PCI-e lanes. These are the long slots on the board usually a different colour from the other slots. For your phenom II you need to get a AM3 (or AM2+ but not all support Phenom II processors so safer just going for AM3) socket motherboard.

If a board has a Nvidia chipset then it supports SLI which is nvidias way of linking 2 graphics cards together to improve performance. ATI/AMD alternative to this is crossfire.

When you install your graphics card don't forget to install the correct drivers which can be obtained from the ATI or Nvidia website depending on which card you go for.

Both the 955 and 965 are both great processors, if you feel the extra cost for the small increase in clock speed is worth it then go for it. Also I would look around and see if you can pick up a better offer. Amazon isn't the cheapest for PC parts. For motherboards you can't go wrong with ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI.
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May 13, 2010 7:30:56 AM

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All 955s and 965s are balck edition, hence the black box. But stick with the 955, better value.

If possible, grab the C3 version of the 955 on newegg, from the link i gave you (Why insist on Amazon?). It runs cooler and is hair faster for the same price, it OCs better also.

Finally at those prices for a GTS250, get a ATI HD5770 instead, better performance (comparable to a GTX260), runs cooler, less power AND DX11, for the same price:
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Expres...


Actually found a good combo deal at Newegg :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Thanks!

Oh wait i was reading that the motherboard on that combo is not compatible with the C3 version of the processor... hmmm now I have to find a good motherboard :p 
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May 14, 2010 6:44:10 AM

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That was Last November, barely 10 days after the release of the C3 revision phenoms, of course they havent had enough time to update the BIOS. All M4A79XTDs now support C3s, as they have new BIOS.

Nice combo BTW.


Ok decided on getting that combo just a word of advice on the Power Supply and cooling system. What power supply should i get if i want to run the processor like it is and which one if i want to OC, same with Cooling system what if i dont and would i need like liquid cooling if I OC?
(I think im too noob to OC and I'm afraid i would burn the processor up :p )

Thanks so much all specially u Timop :) 
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May 14, 2010 6:46:47 AM

Best answer selected by Gexo.
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