Building my own Custom Gaming PC Tags: Homebuilt Gaming Motherboards Systems Last response: July 26, 2012 5:04 PM in Systems Share theonlyjero July 25, 2012 1:05:04 PM I was wondering what sort of CPU and Motherboard to get for my New Gaming PC? I will be using a Radeon HD 6870 and a 750w PSU with this case - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gigabyte-GZ-G2-Gaming-PC-Case... I would like to have it running a 3Ghz or above CPU and a Good Motherboard with 2 Slots for a Graphics Card such as a Radeon HD 6870 as I may in the future want to Crossfire two of them. HardDrive and Disk tray is already sorted as I will be using my them from my Old Gaming PC. As you can probably tell I am new to this site, So thanks for any replies. More about : building custom gaming jerreddredd a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming a b V Motherboard July 25, 2012 3:12:54 PM please fill out the form posted below so we can better help you. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra... JefferyD90 a b V Motherboard July 25, 2012 7:29:34 PM I dont know your price range but ASUS makes the best motherboard. Their Sabertooth line up is probably their best. Its durable like no other, the Crosshairs OC better but they dont have a 5 year warrienty. This is the best period: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 179.99 This is a good budget one that gives a lot of expandability: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 134.99 As far as a CPU goes, grab one of these two: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 134.99 Or: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 69.99 (unlock the 4th core and L3 Cache upon arrival) If you get the first one you should be good untill "Steamroller" if you get the second one it will hold you over untill "Piledriver". Related resources Considering building my own gaming PC - Forum Starting own custom pc bussines? - Forum First time building my own gaming PC , Could use some assistance. - Forum Good Deal on Custom Built System or Build My Own ? Please look - Forum Building my own gaming PC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer theonlyjero July 26, 2012 4:24:53 PM jerreddredd said:please fill out the form posted below so we can better help you. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra... Okay, Sorry about that. Approximate Purchase Date: Anytime before December Budget Range: £150 for both parts total cost System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording and Video Editing, Surfing Internet, Everything else. Are you buying a monitor: No Parts to Upgrade: CPU, MotherBoard Do you need to buy OS: No Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere reliable, Preferably Ebay Location: City, State/Region, Country - UK, Herefordshire Parts Preferences: Whatever you suggest Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Yes Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x960 Additional Comments: Quiet components preferably And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current PC only has 1 PCI so no crossfire and it only runs at 2.2Ghz, Would prefer around the 3.0Ghz area. jerreddredd a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming a b V Motherboard July 26, 2012 5:04:28 PM Sorry, I don't search ebay, but here are items that meet your requirements: http://www.dabs.com/products/asrock-970-extreme4-am3--a... http://www.dabs.com/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-965-3-4gh... these will easily drive 2 6870's in CF. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ade-advice Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ade-advice ForumI customized my own gaming computer ForumMy Own Custom Laptop ForumLooking for Custom pc building advice ForumHelping building a custom PC for Games Design ForumHow to's, and Factors to consider in building a custom Desktop PC . ForumNeed Help Building My Own PC ForumBuilding My own PC ...Newbie ForumNew Dell XPS 8500 vs. building my own ForumHelp/advice on building my own PC ? ForumWhat are the true bennifits in building your own PC ? ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 ForumBuilding First PC - Need Advice To Reduce Price ForumBuilding a Custom gaming PC. Looking for some advice on configurations More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !