$900 Build (Mobo Help)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In two days.

BUDGET RANGE: $850-$950

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing the Internet, Watching Movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050


Here is my current build:




I'm not sure if the motherboard is right for me. I need a fast performance motherboard that has a decent on board sound. I do not need USB 3 or any extra features. The current one I have listed is at $70 and I am aiming toward that price.
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  1. this is the problem.

    that board doesn't support SLI and.. if you ever upgrade you would have to buy a new motherboard... a new cpu... just go with an ATi card.

    5850 is good, and same performance pretty much..

    motherboard with CFX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130275&cm_re=AM3_MOTHERBOARD-_-13-130-275-_-Product
    I realize this is a little over budget.. but hey, it will pay off in the long run.

    if you wanna save you can get this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125317&cm_re=5830-_-14-125-317-_-Product
  2. It looks like a good build, though I don't see why you would need a 460 1GB.
    Heres the 768MB for $30 less http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.470418

    Also heres a Combo with RAM + MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.481597

    (Alternatively, the same RAM you picked with an alternate case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.469378)
  3. Mr Pizza said:
    this is the problem.

    that board doesn't support SLI and.. if you ever upgrade you would have to buy a new motherboard... a new cpu... just go with an ATi card.

    5850 is good, and same performance pretty much..

    motherboard with CFX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130275&cm_re=AM3_MOTHERBOARD-_-13-130-275-_-Product
    I realize this is a little over budget.. but hey, it will pay off in the long run.

    if you wanna save you can get this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125317&cm_re=5830-_-14-125-317-_-Product

    That Mobo doesn't do CFX, its X16/X4 so scaling is horrible.
    Besides, he stated he wanted single card.
  4. The motherboard is a bit expensive. Is there one that does not have the feature of USB 3, and is cheaper?
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