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Which mobo/cpu combo?

Im looking to build the best gaming PC possible for the money I have. I need a motherboard, cpu, and maybe a nice video card if possible..HDMI port would be cool but not a deal breaker. I need to stay under 300$. Any insight is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!

ALSO - what kind of wattage would i need in my power supply? thnx
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  2. Love the processor + video card deal! Thanks for that.. i forgot to mention i need DDR2 for my memory srry
  3. Thanks for the quick replies. Any other options out there.. and how good of quality is the graphics card? Sorry I dont know a lot about this stuff
  4. Decent setup as an slight performance upgrade, but since you cant SLI on AMD chipsets, skip that 790X and get a 770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130270

    Unless you want to sell that 460 in the near future and crossfire of course.
  5. I want DDR2

    Okay trying to decide between this:

    MSI 770T-C45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

    HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

    AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W

    $273

    -or-


    MSI 790XT-G45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

    EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

    AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W

    $338

    I don't really see it being worth the price difference.. especially when I could crossfire the 5770 down the road for about the same cost...

    Am I missing something? Thanks

    Can someone check the Mobos for me and be sure I could crossfire?

    Thanks again
  6. 770 cant Crossfire, 790X can, so switch the Mobos.

    Both are nice options, the 5770 gives you upgradability, GTX460 gives you ~20% more performance,
  7. Im not stuck on anything. Newegg has a 790x open box for 60 bucks. If you can find another board with 2 pci express slots for an Athlon II x 3 with ddr2 for that price im in
  8. Dont get open box, it could come with a board only. No IO shield, no manual, no screws or anything.
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