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March 6, 2011 11:58:55 PM

JetWay JHZ03-GT-LF AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $73 AS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Acer 21.5 HD monitor - $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill 120mm Case fan - $9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CPU Cooler - $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Gamma (ATX Mid Tower) - $40
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002UDK9U6/ref=ord_car...

Seagate 500gb-7200rpm - $25 ( Really cheap :D )
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000R2GC08/ref=ord_car...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE - $140
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002TQYUAE/ref=ord_car...

Razer Deathadder Black 3500 - $60 AS
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004M8ZY0W/ref=ord_car...

XFX 750 watt moduler power supply - $130($100 AR)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

XFX 6870 (Dual fan) - $220($190 AR)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Corsair Vengeance 4gb DDR3 RAM 1600mhz - $55($35 AR)

Estimated Total = $857 AR's and AS

I didn't include a cd drive because my main purpose in choosing this mobo is because it has an IDE slot and is affordable. Since I already have an IDE cd drive laying around my house. In the future I do plan to get another 6870, so how will this be more gaming on that 1080p monitor?

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March 7, 2011 11:04:54 AM

MannyPacquiao said:
Asus Am3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I want one with a PATA slot so I can use my old cd drive. It says sli would it still be fine for crossfire?

If not this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The board doesnt support CROSSFIRE
It only supports SLI

Instead of 6870
HIS H695FN1G2M Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
230$

It is Toms Hardware recommended buy

MSI 870A-G55 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It has PATA slot and supports CROSSFIRE
90$ AR
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March 7, 2011 8:22:00 PM

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March 7, 2011 8:23:27 PM

Wait umm that mobo is only 16x/4x???????

I'm sorry for selecting best answer. I'm still looking for a mobo and the 2nd one I posted seems like the best bet. Its 8x/8x in crossfire, has a PATA slot, and is overclockable.

If not the case I chose supports mATX mobo's so I can still go with the first one. Just wondering if its worth the extra $40 for a faster mobo. I also don't plan on getting more than 8gb's and don't even plan on overclocking maybe juse the cpu and gpu. I'll take the 6950 into consideration.
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March 8, 2011 5:01:12 AM

only 5-8% difference between x16/x4 and x8/x8 CROSSFIRE
The More $$$ you invest better the quality you get
6950 is a very good card which scales better than the 6870 in all games
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