Which Mobo for this build?

OK Microcenter has what looks like a great deal right now on AMD/Mobo bundles. I need help in finding the right one.


Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: $500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: moderate gaming now, balanced computing in a year or so

Parts Not Required: OS, Speakers, Monitor, HDD, Case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or microcenter

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


CPU: Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

MOBO: ASUS - M4A78LT-M LE Socket AM3 AMD 780L mATX or
MSI - 785GT-E63 Socket AM2+ 785G ATX

PSU: Antec EarthWatts 430

GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770 1GB

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333



CPU/MOBO: $160
PSU: $55
GPU: $130
Memory: $45
DVD: $20

Total: $410


Does everything on that build look OK? What mobo combo would you suggest? Thanks!
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  1. go with the MSI - 785GT-E63 Socket AM2+ 785G ATX its a better board the x4 965 is good.

    your PSU is a solid one, but won't hold the faster GPU's the you may want to upgrade to.

    try this combo for a better PSU and get faster ram too. its a $15 more, but you get a better PSU. if you get the rebate its equals out to the same cost.


    since your budget is $500, you should get a better GPU. you wont be happy gaming on the HD 5770. I gave you a good PSU that will hold a GTX 460 or a HD 6850.

    160 cpu/mb
    119 PSU/RAM
    20 DVD
    299 leaves $201 for a GPU.

    HD 6850

    GTX 460 1GB

    GTX 460 768Mb
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