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Which Mobo for this build?

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April 9, 2011 4:23:44 PM

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

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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

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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
(Bundles)

PSU: Antec EarthWatts 430

GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770 1GB

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

DVD: ASUS 24X DVD+RW

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

Total: $410

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Does everything on that build look OK? What mobo combo would you suggest? Thanks!

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April 9, 2011 7:08:00 PM

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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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
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299 leaves $201 for a GPU.

suggest:
HD 6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GTX 460 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GTX 460 768Mb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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