Gaming motherboards

Hello,
i want to build my own gaming desktop but i dont know what i'm supposed to be looking for is it possible for someone to link me a newbie website please
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  1. In reality there is no such thing as a 'gaming motherboard' If you want one beefy GPU and not looking for record clocks any half decent board would suffice In fact that would be my point of origin: decide what resolution/settings to game on, select GPU/80+ PSU and work backwards for best results for a gaming rig
  2. Just look on here. Tom's has some threads and articles on what you can do with a set budget. $1200 will get you a very good system. $700 will get you by for most games.
  3. Hi Rob, if you can post according to this thread, it'll be a lot easier for forum members to suggest a build most suited for you.
  4. Hi :)
    I just build a gaming desktop (imo of course) bout 2 months ago. I bought all my stuff off newegg and they have all the specs, customer reviews help too - so I love that site.
    Really, it all comes down to your own preference. I take other people's opinions but I ended up going with my own and loved it. I'll list my components that I chose below.

    Mobo: MSi 790x-g45 (has no video on board but 2 slots of PCI-e and running x16 on both so I chose that because it's perfect for crossfire)

    RAM: G.Skill 4gb 1600 (aw, the price went down! lol) I read on the review of the motherboard that a lot of people went with 1600 and it was stable. I built 2 desktops with the same motherboard but the other sticks of RAM I bought was: A-Data 1600 4gb - They both work great!

    CPU: I have Phenom x4 965 Black Edition on one, 945 in the other.
    -- I bought my mobo & cpu together, a combo off ebay and it's much cheaper than getting it individually. It all depends on what cpu you want but I found the combo and saved a couple bucks.

    PSU: 650w on both. I like ones with an on/off switch.. save me from turning off the surge protector entirely to save on electric bills :P

    GPU: 4850, works great. Played movies, Mafia II.. no problems. I love this card very much. I want a 4870 but I've already got 2 of this so perhaps for the next built.

    The other components like dvd-rom & hard drives are pretty common and way too many choices so those are pretty easy to pick out.
    These 2 builts were my first and I've never built any ever in my life so it was exciting picking out parts and going with what I want within my budget..etc. I hope you have fun as well picking yours out. :)

    http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac24/myoffive/th_after.jpghttp://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac24/myoffive/th_113_1670.jpg
  5. Not to nitpick but the 790X is x16 when a single GPU is used but 8/8 in CF with 2 GPUs :P Irrelevant for the most part since on PCIex16 gen 2.0 the impact is almost nil hehe
  6. batuchka said:
    Not to nitpick but the 790X is x16 when a single GPU is used but 8/8 in CF with 2 GPUs :P Irrelevant for the most part since on PCIex16 gen 2.0 the impact is almost nil hehe


    Hmm.. I'm getting my info wrong on it then. I haven't actually got the chance to try crossfiring yet because the 4850 can handle a lot by itself. It doesn't mention on Newegg about it and I thought I read on the site that it was x16 on both. Sorry. Thanks for the correction.
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