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What motherboard should i use for this build?

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September 24, 2010 8:47:10 PM

Hi guys, i have decided to build a gaming pc with these specs:

Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM

Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black

Antec 300 Three Hundred Case

XFX HD 5770 1GB XXX Edition GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit Unbuffered CL9

XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular PSU - 13.5cm Fan 6x SATA 4x PCI-E

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

All this will be from ebuyer, but I am unsure what motherboard to choose, I don't want to spend to much, as long as it is compatible with these parts and is relatively future proof then it will be fine.

Also can you make sure everything is compatible with the motherboard, such as the processor because I haven't checked how many watts it requires so make sure the motherboard can take it.

Thanks for the help.

EDIT: REMEMBER I'M FROM THE UK!

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September 25, 2010 2:48:35 AM

matt101 said:
Also can you make sure everything is compatible with the motherboard, such as the processor because I haven't checked how many watts it requires so make sure the motherboard can take it.

All of those components are compatible.

You could save money on your power supply. The HD 5770 doesn't use very much power. A less expensive 550 or 600W power supply would be sufficient even if you added a second HD 5770 later. I would still recommend selecting a nice 80 Plus, modular power supply.
September 25, 2010 2:57:10 AM

I like the value of this motherboard:

MSI 870A-G54 Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard (Onboard USB3.0 and SATA III, Dual PCI-E x16 slots so you can add a second graphics card)
£80.33
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/205849
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September 25, 2010 8:58:29 AM

I know crossfire is probably a good idea but i'm bot sure i want to do it. So what motherboard would you reccomend that doesn't do crossfire (i need it cheaper than that crossfire mobo really). And that psu I selected was basically to future proof my build if and when i add new parts.

Let's just say i've got about a 560 GBP budget.

I have used up about 510 GBP inc. the OS. So I have about 50 GBP left for the mobo. I can give or take 10 GBP if you really think it's worth it but thats about my limit
September 25, 2010 11:04:20 AM

I think you must have misunderstood, I don't need crossfire or usb 3.0. All i need is a motherboard that will support the parts i have chosen for about 50 GBP give or take a bit.
September 25, 2010 1:57:29 PM

OK guys rejigged my build a little build - Slightly over budget too :p . Meh oh well. Just wondering if you guys could check it over and let me know if it is all compatible.

Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145450 £12.99

Antec 300 Three Hundred Case
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854 £44.70

XFX HD 5770 1GB XXX Edition GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/239210 £116.99

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit Unbuffered CL9
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/178943 £76.23

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190673 £108.62

XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular PSU - 13.5cm Fan 6x SATA 4x PCI-E
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191826 £69.99

Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124228 £31.80

Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 785G Socket AM3 onboard DVI VGA HDMI 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169532 £67.31

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Upgrade Edition
http://www.software4students.co.uk/Microsoft_Windows_7_... £38.95

Total= £567.58
September 25, 2010 2:36:54 PM

Switched to the HIS hd 5770, due to all the good reviews. So are all those parts definetly compatible?
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September 25, 2010 4:22:51 PM

yep
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