Motherboard advice

Hello,

I am building my own gaming PC and have chosed the following components I wish to purchase:

AMD Phenom-II X6-1090T Black Edition Processor
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-Thuban-Six-Core-Processor/dp/B003FVI2KQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1300699749&sr=1-1
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 GPU
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-100312SR/dp/B004FPYJFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300695520&sr=8-1

I need a motherboard to use with these components and have stumbled upon these:
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Socket-USB3-0-Motherboard-GA-890GPA-UD3H/dp/B003A764XM/ref=pd_cp_e_3
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-890FX-Chipset-Motherboard-890FXA-GD70/dp/B003IHUSAO/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

What is better value for money? or is there a better one you could recomend?

Thank you
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  1. All I really want to know is what a good motherboard would be for those components but I guess i can fill it out...

    Aproximate Purchase Date: Next week or two

    Budget Range: $600 - $800

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies ect.

    Parts Not Required: OS, Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon

    Country of Origin: Australia (I wish to buy small, light parts in the USA and bring them back to AUS while I am there)

    Parts Preferences: AMD / ATI

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: Current 1600 X 1050 (looking to upgrade but no advice needed)

    Additional Comments: Please read first post to see my situation
  2. For gaming and stuff you can get a Phenom II X4, it's cheaper and even faster than the 6 core. That one's good if you do some heavy video editing and such but for your needs a quad is great.

    That Gigabyte is good, it has crossfire, dual BIOS and whatnot.
  3. Thanks for the advice, how is this processor?

    http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-3-5GHz-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B0042LBBQ0/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1300779059&sr=1-4

    OK I think I will get the Gigabyte one then. Unless the MSI is worth the extra money or not, I have no idea.
  4. You indicate that you were going to be in the US, if so check out if there is a microcenter near where you will be staying.

    May be a safer option, you can assemble and verify that everything works (would need a el cheapo keyboard)
  5. I have family in the USA and I will send the items to them, I do not think I will have an opportuinty to test if the components in the USA so fingers crossed them work I guess. The amount of money I will save in the USA makes it worth the risk (I am talking hundreds thanks to your bad economy).

    So I shall get the Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 GPU but still not 100% sure about the processor. I would like it to be in the $150-$200 price range (so either phenom X4 or X6) I guess what ever one is best for gaming is what I want.
    And on the motherboard, I guess the gigabyte one unless anyone has any better sugestions?
  6. Yes get a 955 or 965BE and an Asus 890 mobo.
    M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
    http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?p_id=ecwbkolmf0dow0iv
    Supports next gen AMD cpu's with bios update.
    http://www.techspot.com/news/42883-asus-am3-motherboards-get-beta-bios-bulldozer-support.html
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