Is this motherboard and processor combo good for gaming?

Hello,
Will a ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

and a

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

work well for gaming?
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  1. Yes... Single GPU as 2nd pci-16 slot runs at 4x
  2. Yes, however I would suggest that you do not go with that choice. Those are last generation products, and they're greatly outdone in Intel's current generation products. I'd suggest an i5 2500k and any Sandy Bridge motherboard, preferably an ASUS, MSI, or Gigabyte product. These will greatly outperfrom the entire Phenom II series in every single game/application you throw at em :D
  3. Yes, thats is my current MOBO/CPU set-up and it runs very well.
  4. Hardcor3 said:
    Hello,
    Will a ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    and a

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

    work well for gaming?



    Yeah that will power any modern game with the right GPU.
  5. I'm not actually looking for just power, I want solid 60fps with max settings on current-gen games. This is an economical solution for me if this setup achieves my goals.
  6. That setup will no doubt run any game depending on your GPU choice, but you might want to consider the 955BE C3 its cheaper and can achieve the same performance as the 965. I personally would not get AMD right now with Sandy Bridge out you can get a good bit more performance for around the same amount of cash.
  7. Hardcor3 said:
    Hello,
    Will a ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    and a

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

    work well for gaming?

    Hi :hello: ...All the above posts are right in their own way :pt1cable: ,but if it is your budget that you are thinking of then you may as well buy the parts that you quoted plus a good graphic card :sweat: ...The quad core you chose is O.K.,but not the best...Also make sure that you get a good computer case for this set up that has one of those fans that can cool the underside of your cpu socket area of your future mainboard/motherboard...Coolermaster has a model and I think it is one of the CM-692 series,but make sure that the case has a space provided for a fan to go underneath the cpu socket area of the M/B for that little bit of extra cooling :ange: ...This may help your frame rates per second depending on what kind of overclocking you do :) ...
  8. Well, folks...I went with this setup:
    MSI 890FXA-GD65 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Rosewill RV2-700 700W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply
    AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX
    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600C9ELV4GK
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    RAZER Arctosa Black USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard
    SAMSUNG E1920X Glossy Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
    RAZER Imperator Black USB Wired Laser Ergonomic Gaming Mouse


    Hopefully this will set me up well enough for a while.
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