Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Motherboard Recommendation

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 19, 2012 4:50:26 PM

Hello,
Looking to complete a AMD budget gaming system. Main parts so far are:
AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE
OCZ Modxstream Pro 700W
G.Skill F3-15800CL9D-8GBRL
EVGA GTX 550 TI
Have 24" LED monitor and other misc items
Lokking for low cost recommeded motherboard. We do not overclock anything. Just want a decent reliable system. Recommended Motherboard???
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
January 19, 2012 6:14:52 PM

xtreme5 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cheapest and fastest for every AMD cpu.


It's a good recommendation for sure but it won't support all AM3+ when the time comes to upgrade. The 970 will handle every X4 and X6 CPU but it won't handle the FX out of the box. Maybe try this one - it's a little bit more but it's the same board I run and it's been really good so far.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
Related resources
a b V Motherboard
January 19, 2012 6:45:19 PM

but in cpu list it say all models.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 104 À AMD
a c 180 V Motherboard
January 19, 2012 7:07:50 PM

ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This would be a good board for you and it can be upgraded to the Fx cpu if you want and has an additional x16 slot if you decide to go with SLI later on. That brings me to your choice of video card and the 550Ti is not a good choice. I realize you are building a budget system but I don't think you will be happy with that choice.

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$229.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This may be to high for your budget but it is the card to get for your build.

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$199.99 and a $10 rebate makes it $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is about $20 cheaper after rebate but it would be the second choice after the 560Ti for a better card then the 550Ti. I know it's your choice to make and your budget might be tight but I wanted to give you the suggestion anyway in case you had any extra money you didn't know what to do with.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
a b À AMD
a c 141 V Motherboard
January 19, 2012 8:13:21 PM

I agree that the 550Ti isn't a great choice, but if you already have it, at least see how it does before thinking about any replacement.
BD was such a failure that you should feel free to consider an AM3 (non "+") mobo for your 955BE. Get an 870,880, or 890 series mobo though, to be assured of SATA 6Gb/s [and USB3.0] support. I prefer Asus or ASRock.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 104 À AMD
a c 180 V Motherboard
January 19, 2012 8:34:56 PM

Hopefuly the parts haven't been purchased yet and changes can be made.
m
0
l
January 19, 2012 9:05:37 PM

Thanks for the comments - Yes the CPU and Video Card are already owned. The video card has been used for a month now. Present system is not bad, but having problems with motherboard and don't want to put money into an old AM2 board. Got the cpu the other day since the 955 BE chips seem to be going out of stock fast and pricing is going up. Probably will have the new system for a long time and will not upgrade until a new system needs to be built.
m
0
l
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
January 20, 2012 6:33:22 PM

Onus said:
I agree that the 550Ti isn't a great choice, but if you already have it, at least see how it does before thinking about any replacement.
BD was such a failure that you should feel free to consider an AM3 (non "+") mobo for your 955BE. Get an 870,880, or 890 series mobo though, to be assured of SATA 6Gb/s [and USB3.0] support. I prefer Asus or ASRock.


I am running 2 550s and it's fine for now (performs equivalent to a single 570). I will eventually swap those for a single 6XX (probably 670) when they're available and I get the money to do so.
m
0
l
!