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Rebuilding my mobo. Have three opts

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March 12, 2011 4:02:24 PM

First Option

AMD
MSI 890FXA-GD70 890fx motherboard 199.99
g.skill 4 gb ddr3 1600 ram 49.99
amd Phenom II x6 1090T Black 199.99

Total 449.99

AMD
Phenom II x2 555 black 3.2GHz 89.99
G.Skill 4 GB DDR3 1600 ram 49.99
ASUS M4A88T-v evo/usb 3.0 109.99

Total 249.99

Intel
Intel i5 - 760 2.8 1156 209.99
ASUS Maximus III Gene p55 159.99
G.SKill Ram 4gb ddr3 1600 49.99

Total 419.99


I didn't included video card, power supply, hard drives ect cause am gonna use my old hardware for now. Just need a suggestion on these. I'm thinking the best is the Intel but I'm really only gonna be using this computer for gaming, and burning movies once in awhile. I'm not a hard core gamer but when I do play I want things to be mind blowing without costing a bunch. Is the cheaper priced option gonna really make me happy with a really good video cards?/ I have a 8800GTS 320mb video card n want to eventually use for the phys x n then put some monster with it.

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March 13, 2011 1:18:27 AM

Do one for the new 1155 socket as well. Use the i-5 2500K for the CPU and a P67 motherboard. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 for instance. But for gaming the video card matters much more so a Phenom II X4 + a $300 video card is faster than any Intel + a $200 video card. The X6 is not for gaming.
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March 13, 2011 3:23:52 AM

Here's a further point: NVidia doesn't play well with AMD.
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March 13, 2011 12:07:54 PM

mosox said:
Do one for the new 1155 socket as well. Use the i-5 2500K for the CPU and a P67 motherboard. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 for instance. But for gaming the video card matters much more so a Phenom II X4 + a $300 video card is faster than any Intel + a $200 video card. The X6 is not for gaming.


I'm not building all three!

I wanna pick which one "or best suggestion" that fits my needs.

Oh so the i5 core line up has changed?? 1155 is that the south bridge socket??

Any option i go with will have a 3-450 dollor video car. But what is this about nVidia?? Their going out!!! I heard their still on top n the others are just now getting up to speed
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March 13, 2011 12:09:32 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
Here's a further point: NVidia doesn't play well with AMD.


Sorry misunderstood your post.

My computer ran great with NVidia. I've heard that some boards don't run with with amd - NVidia but its like a hit or miss
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March 13, 2011 12:40:54 PM

ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

This board is on'y 139.99 like twenty more then the board suggested above but I can't find it in stock.

Did they pull a bunch of 1155 board due to a recall or something??
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March 13, 2011 12:57:47 PM

yes, 1155 boards were recalled on Jan 30, and are only just now tricking back into service.

many are sold out right now, but this gigabye is in stock:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its $139.99, and its really good for just One PCIe graphics card (the slots are 16x/4x)
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March 13, 2011 1:14:13 PM

hmmm I'm not sure if I want to go the south bridge way. They have already had a recall, and just not trickling out new boards n I'm a big asus/msi fan. I don't have to buy right now, would it be smart to wait for the 1155 board to come out n make sure they won't have issues or should I go like amd route n go crossfire route. which is smarter? I have no problem spending up to 500 on a cpu/mobo/ram cause I already have everything else to "get by" n then I can spend like 450-500 on a video card / power supplie hense mine is only a 450w
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