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im trying to get a gaming pc started i was wondering if this is a good combo with a budget of 250. Ive got everything else for it tower etc... The board is my main concern

AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition Heka 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor HDZ740WFK3DGI - OEM

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631
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  1. That CPU doesn't come with a HSF, do you have one? You need a crossfire motherboard? If you don't you can get this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.543364
  2. Quote:
    # GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    # AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
    $239.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.543364


    +1000
  3. i went with this one for now
    # AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition Heka 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor HDZ740WFK3DGI
    # ASRock 880GXH/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    $148.99


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.547009
  4. thanks man.. hey i forgot will that board even find my case its an alienware from 04 i think
  5. check that i just measured it lol.. see what i have is an old school jammy. P3.4 ht alienware, pro 7 cooler, 8800gts 640,. i just needed a quick fix nothing crazy
  6. Buying my wife a 300 camera for Christmas.
  7. Ya but it pays off well lol.. last year she bought me a 25.5 samsung monitor with all the fixes and sennheiser hd 555 headphones with a zalman mic.
  8. Best answer selected by amdghz.
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