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December 31, 2011 2:51:41 AM

Hey :)  im looking into some new parts for a new computer but i cant decide what Mobo that will work with the set up if it even works ^^

Mobo: Thats where i need help
Cpu: Amd FX-8150
Ram: Corsair XMS3 4 x 4 GB
Gpu's: 5870's (2) (Thease are from my Current Build)
Psu: Corsair HX 1000W
HDD: 1TB something

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December 31, 2011 3:00:22 AM

Are you sure you want to go with the FX-8150? It's not too good at overclocking:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bulldozer-efficienc...
and isn't really comparable to the intel core i5 2500k in terms of performance and energy efficiency:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=288

If you still insist on getting the FX-8150 for some reason, then this is a perfectly fine motherboard to buy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

December 31, 2011 10:23:37 AM

I had So Many Problems with Intel and their support i wont do that ever again
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December 31, 2011 10:36:09 AM

i5 2500k > 8150 ESPECIALLY in gaming applications ive never had a problem with intel and intel trumps amd at every corner nowadays. honestly im with dragon on this one if you insist on FX 8150 mobo is fine but i5 2500k will win over it and for the same price or even less.
December 31, 2011 10:38:46 AM

The i5 2500k is a sweetspot in the market right now. I would recommend them for gaming. I don't recommend AMD to anybody now. All of there decent processors have now been taken off the market.
December 31, 2011 10:41:45 AM

Recommend Me a build please tho i was looking for something with a little more then 4 cores since it seams kinda old to me
December 31, 2011 10:44:24 AM

fonkydog said:
Recommend Me a build please tho i was looking for something with a little more then 4 cores since it seams kinda old to me


I have the six core. And to be honest. I can't notice a difference and to be honest. The 2500k and the 2600k wipes the floor with all of the six cores. This is why I don't recommend them. Get a 2500k it will be better trust me.
December 31, 2011 10:52:29 AM

What Mobo would you say i sound get if i put the i7 instead of the fx
December 31, 2011 10:57:25 AM

Sorry if It takes long to reply cooking some late breakfast, the motherboard I would get would be Asus P8P67 PRO REV 3.1 but that's just my personal opinion.
December 31, 2011 10:58:57 AM

I have two GPU's
December 31, 2011 10:59:52 AM

fonkydog said:
I have two GPU's


That motherboard will handle that fine?
December 31, 2011 11:01:42 AM

the place i see it on says it only have one PCI-e slot o.O
December 31, 2011 11:03:20 AM

fonkydog said:
Recommend Me a build please tho i was looking for something with a little more then 4 cores since it seams kinda old to me


The Bulldozer modules aren't cores in the traditional sense anyway so you could certain argue that the FX-8150 is just a slightly inflated quad core. Furthermore the vast majority of games at the moment aren't suited to using more than 4 cores. The i5 2500k still offers the best gaming and application performance in the price range by a long way. Please, please buy an i5 2500k.

If you do still decide to go with the FX-8150, the Asus Sabertooth 990FX is a very good motherboard.
December 31, 2011 11:05:31 AM

If you go with Intel, I recommend the MSI P67A-GD53, I used it in a build for a friend the other day and it offers fantastic value for money, overclocks well and looks good.
December 31, 2011 11:17:23 AM

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme/BATTLEFIELD 3 Republic of Gamers LGA 2011 o.O what processor uses that
December 31, 2011 11:19:53 AM

fonkydog said:
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme/BATTLEFIELD 3 Republic of Gamers LGA 2011 o.O what processor uses that


It's LGA 2011 and not 1155 so therefore not a 2500k or 2600k i believe. Maybe the six core sandy bridge?
December 31, 2011 11:26:15 AM

Why isnt there any good looking intel Mobos they just look like your gonna burn your eyes when you look at them
December 31, 2011 12:36:57 PM

Z68A-GD80 (B3) that sure look and sounds like a good mobo ? but will it support the system with the i7 instead of the fx
December 31, 2011 1:14:41 PM

fonkydog said:
Z68A-GD80 (B3) that sure look and sounds like a good mobo ? but will it support the system with the i7 instead of the fx


Not sure on that one dude. You need a 1155 motherboard I know that.
December 31, 2011 2:08:05 PM

fonkydog said:
Z68A-GD80 (B3) that sure look and sounds like a good mobo ? but will it support the system with the i7 instead of the fx

Yes, i7 2600k and i5 2500k are socket LGA1155, and therefore most (if not all) LGA1155 motherboards will support the 2500k or the 2600k. What you want to worry about is the chipset, I would go with the Z68 chipset. I would go with these motherboards that look awesome yet decently priced:
1. ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2.GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, for the LGA2011 question, the CPUs that are LGA2011 are 2nd generation i7 extreme CPUs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
December 31, 2011 2:25:34 PM

okay i will think about all this one last question will an AM3 fit a AM3+ mobo
December 31, 2011 2:29:56 PM

Or more will my 955 fit into a AM3+ mobo
December 31, 2011 3:12:21 PM

Yes! AM3+ motheboards are backwards compatible with AM3 CPUs.
December 31, 2011 3:13:42 PM

fonkydog said:
Or more will my 955 fit into a AM3+ mobo

Yes it will.
AM3 CPUs (like the Phenom II X4 955) fit into AM3+ motherboards. AM3+ CPUs do not fit into AM3 motherboards however.
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