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Which is best for AMD A8-3850?

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August 4, 2012 1:22:49 PM

Hello, I currently have this computer:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF06b/12454-124...

But with an upgraded psu (600w corsair) and graphics card (GTX 560 TI)

The other day I tried to update my BIOS and now my computer will not turn on. I still need to contact hp and the geek squad to see if they can do anything. But if they can't I obviously have to start looking for a new mobo.

My processor is a AMD A8-3850 and by budget is around $150

I just need to get a good mobo that will work with all my specs. I also am aware I will probably need to get a new case. Any recommendations?

Any help is much appreciated.

More about : amd 3850

August 4, 2012 2:55:47 PM

Update: I contacted hp and geek squad. Seems my board is fried. Anybody have a recommendation? This is my first build! ANY help at all would be great. Even if your just putting your two cents.
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August 4, 2012 3:20:46 PM

If you bought a pre-made one and altered it, just contact hp and see if you can warranty the board. They should send someone to your house that will swap it for a good one. thats what you should attempt first at least. That's the free option.
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August 4, 2012 3:23:15 PM

Thanks for the reply. I have contacted hp and I voided the warranty but upgrading the psu. I don't see how that makes sence considering the mobo is the problem, not the psu. But what can I do :p 

How does this mobo look with my specs? Will it work?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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August 4, 2012 3:31:32 PM

Depends on if it is a unique board custom fit for that case. HP and Dell have been known to do that and then you get screwed whether its the location of the CPU cooler or the actual mounts for the motherboard.
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August 4, 2012 3:32:01 PM

What are the dimensions of your current MoBo? better yet list what your current mobo is. i looked at hp site and it sucks, it would be quicker if you provide that info.
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August 4, 2012 4:53:10 PM

did you try and reset the cmos ?

BIOS 101............. ain't broke don't fix it.
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August 4, 2012 4:53:16 PM

thanks but yes, I already tried that.
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August 5, 2012 1:29:24 AM

I wouldnt get the Mobo you linked. thats just me though i guess. you dont wanna go to cheap and have random stuff crapping out on you. I think the case is alright, cheap but thats ok, going with a better Mobo would be smarter for reliability. Make sure its got a decent warranty.price the mobo at least in the high $80. I know your not looking at a high end one (which would be 150 to 250ish), but dont look too low either. That mobo you link imo kinda sucks. Not even one usb 3.0 port, looks to be sata II, i think im just use to looking at intel cpu boards but the thing isnt anything id order.
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August 5, 2012 1:40:33 AM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
this has a 3 year warranty. The ports look to be up to date, with usb 3.0, sata III and plenty of ram slots.
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August 5, 2012 5:20:46 AM

do not spend anymore money on an FM1 socket! it is nothing more than a glorified HTPC with no upgrade path.

that being said
BIOSTAR A75MG FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX $49.99

since you are using a discrete graphics card that Llano or those "new" athlons will hold it back. start saving your money and get a real platform such as an AM3+ socket with a PhenomII x4 or a intel set up to make proper use of that graphics.
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August 5, 2012 3:25:10 PM

Wow, thanks everyone. I must say I am kinda confused. I play bf3 on high setting with my AMD A8-3850 and the gtx560 ti 2gb.
If I get an expensive mobo... whats the advantage? Will I get better performance? I do plan on updating everything in about 2 years. My processor is starting to get outdated so if I get an expensive mobo, I will be getting a new one when I need a new Processor.


Also does this seem like a fair mobo?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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August 5, 2012 4:29:13 PM

i would assume the board will work fine, however, replacing the board you may or may not have to re-install the opsys.
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August 5, 2012 4:59:55 PM

PresidentSwag said:
Wow, thanks everyone. I must say I am kinda confused. I play bf3 on high setting with my AMD A8-3850 and the gtx560 ti 2gb.
If I get an expensive mobo... whats the advantage? Will I get better performance? I do plan on updating everything in about 2 years. My processor is starting to get outdated so if I get an expensive mobo, I will be getting a new one when I need a new Processor.


Also does this seem like a fair mobo?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Asus is a great brand but the board you linked doesnt have usb 3.0 or sata III, its advantage to the one linked by looniam is it has 2 pci 2.0 ports and his has one. (and a different audio chipset) I can honestly say id never buy something so cheap for my pc, even if your only planning to use it for 2 years. (Which is a long time) I believe you get what you pay for, and regardless of what awesome components you may buy in the future it will all have to go through the 50 dollar Mobo. Plus if you want to add anything in the future to the pc your going to need somemore slots. It may be an Fm1 socket but that A8 really should last at least two years. Its not a bad processor. Id seriously consider above $80. Thats not even decent Mobo pricing, but it should be enough to get you by. Your going to buy that cheap stuff, then 2 months later its not going to working.
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August 5, 2012 6:17:20 PM

Alright I appreciate your input. The mobo I put up was 90$ though. It was just on sale.

If I purchase this mobo:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Will it fit the case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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i would assume the board will work fine, however, replacing the board you may or may not have to re-install the opsys.


What are opsys?


I would also like to add that I contacted hp again and they said since the computer is under warranty they will replace the mobo.
Should I take this offer and have them fix it or replace it and give me another hp mobo free of charge? Or should I take this into my own hands and fix it myself?
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August 5, 2012 6:44:10 PM

PresidentSwag said:
Wow, thanks everyone. I must say I am kinda confused. I play bf3 on high setting with my AMD A8-3850 and the gtx560 ti 2gb.
If I get an expensive mobo... whats the advantage? Will I get better performance? I do plan on updating everything in about 2 years. My processor is starting to get outdated so if I get an expensive mobo, I will be getting a new one when I need a new Processor.


Also does this seem like a fair mobo?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

as i said and will repeat, do not a lot spend money on an FM1 socket.

the cpu you have can get beaten by a pentium with a discrete graphics card:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/child-game-pc-build...

and the better the card the larger the discrepancy:


if you want to get your system going then fine get a CHEAP FM1 motherboard. then save up for a socket AM3+ if you want to stick with AMD.
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August 5, 2012 6:56:58 PM

Alight, thanks

As I said before
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I would also like to add that I contacted hp again and they said since the computer is under warranty they will replace the mobo.
Should I take this offer and have them fix it or replace it and give me another hp mobo free of charge? Or should I take this into my own hands and fix it myself?


Do you think I should get a really cheap mobo from hp, or is that too cheap?

Like am I better off having them fix it? I am defiantly not getting another computer for 2 years, so I'm not sure if I should spend a few bucks now so I can get there.
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August 5, 2012 8:06:02 PM

Def have them replace the Mobo. you wont have to buy a case nor a Mobo. and the fact that intel chips beat amd isnt that surprising.
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August 6, 2012 2:54:36 AM

if the machine is under warranty by all means have the manufacturer replace it. But don't forget the shipping and insurance involved. Does the cost out-way the means" so to speak.

to the nut that thinks he should spend money on other components other than what he needs because you don't like them or think they perform good enough for your tastes............... I just spent $90 on a new motherboard........ the actual cost of the one he posted above............ did you miss that ?

Why spend money on something he doesn't need and why be insulted because the board is on sale for $63 ? I think it's good shopping on his part.

for me I'd take a chance on the board. you would get it quicker than any other option. but again, do you have an opsys disc in caase you can't get away with a swap without reinstall ?
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August 6, 2012 2:18:26 PM

Again thanks for all the help and support. I have decided I am going to take on this problem myself. I will be purchasing this case considering the mail-in rebate and the low price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And now I'm just caught between MOBO'S

On newegg the top rated is not even an Asus.
Is it worth the little extra money to get an asus brand mobo?

This is the asus one:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

And this is the top rated mobo:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I sorta understand now what I need to look for, pretty confused before.

As I said before, I'm not sure what opsys are nor what an opsys disc is. If I don't have one, what does that entitle?




EDIT: Just came upon this board: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Seems to have all the gadgets. Thoughts?
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August 6, 2012 6:03:11 PM

opsys................. operating system.......... windows7/XP/Vista, etc.
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August 6, 2012 9:13:08 PM

PresidentSwag said:
Again thanks for all the help and support. I have decided I am going to take on this problem myself. I will be purchasing this case considering the mail-in rebate and the low price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And now I'm just caught between MOBO'S

On newegg the top rated is not even an Asus.
Is it worth the little extra money to get an asus brand mobo?

This is the asus one:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

And this is the top rated mobo:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I sorta understand now what I need to look for, pretty confused before.

As I said before, I'm not sure what opsys are nor what an opsys disc is. If I don't have one, what does that entitle?




EDIT: Just came upon this board: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Seems to have all the gadgets. Thoughts?
Thats a good Mobo. So is the one that was linked by looniam. The ones that you posted before just didnt have all the good stuff, youd be limiting yourself if you had bought them.

And swifty_morgan im not sure if you were calling me a "nut" their but i think you need to reread what was posted throughout the thread. Im not sure where you get where "spend money on other components other than what he needs." lol, maybe you should give another look. Cant say id call other people nuts on the boards as well, that could be considered an insult.... (it is one) which would be fair game for a warning from a mod. Considering you have the rank off addict on here, im assuming you know this... if not, you could always review the rules of conduct. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/20984-9-read-first
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August 6, 2012 9:26:21 PM

thanks for the help m8.
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August 6, 2012 11:10:15 PM

Alright, I appreciate the feedback. Thanks everyone. I will be getting the ASUS along with the case.
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August 7, 2012 1:25:01 AM

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August 7, 2012 4:08:35 AM

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