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Looking for a suitable Mobo that will finish off this build

Last response: in Systems
July 19, 2010 10:26:41 PM

Preferably something under $130, will go up a bit higher if strongly recommended.

Here's what I'm currently looking at as far as parts go:

Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Power Supply: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CD/DVD Drive: SAMSUNG 24x DVD Burner - Bulk SATA Model SH-S243N/BEBS LightScribe Support - OEM

What am I going to need to look for in a motherboard that will support the products I have chosen? I don't know a large amount about computers (especially motherboards), but from what I saw, it seemed like a lot of the cheaper Mobo around the $110 range didn't support DDR3 1600 RAM. If this is too much of problem in getting a Mobo around the price I want, I would definitely be willing to switch to 1333 RAM.


P.S. Assuming that I have no plans to upgrade to SLI, would the 520 watt power supply be sufficient for my build? I'm willing to upgrade to a higher one if need, just don't want to uselessly get more than I need.
July 19, 2010 10:32:29 PM

If you're just sticking with 1 card then I would probably get this one. GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 It's $106.99 and has pretty nice features for the price. And yeah the 520W should be fine and give you some room to overclock a little bit.
July 20, 2010 12:58:46 AM

^ +1

That MB is a pretty good choice. I wish eVGA would get on with it releasing that card.....I am waiting too!