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Got 3 mobos and 2 cpu what is the best combo

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  1. CAPSLOCKSTUCK

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    Heres my problem.

    I have 3 mobos

    Gigabyte GA 880g ud3h
    Gigabyte GA 870g usb 3 L
    Asrock M3A 770 de

    2 cpu

    Athlon ii x4 630
    Phenom ii x2 955 BE

    3 gpu
    hd 5450
    hd 5750
    hd 5770

    What is the best combo for gaming?

    i use the hd 57## series in crossfire and will continue to do so.

    I have previously unlocked the l3 cache and o/c ed the Athlon ( stock 2.8 / o/c 3.4 stable) on the GA 880 and the Asrock 770

    I have not been able to unlock either of the 2 other cores in the phenom. They unlock but then BSOD. I have o/c ed this card to 3.5 ghz and the temps were stable using the GA 880


    So guys and gals which combo do you think ? I have 8gb identical RAM and another 4 gb stick.
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Isn't that Phenom II an x4? Anyways, it's easy.

    Phenom II 955 + Gigabyte GA 880g ud3h + 5770. Add the 5750 for xfire if desired.
     
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    Actually, the GA-870A-USB3L has the best power delivery section with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs, best southbridge (SB850 vs. SB710) and socket AM3+ support. Of the three boards, that board would be my choice.

    PII X4 955BE, 5770 in the top slot and optional 5750 in the bottom slot. Sadly, all three boards have an x4 secondary PCIe slot, which may cause some performance penalties with CrossfireX.
     
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    E rocker you are correct the chip has 4 cores ( but is sold as Phenom ii x 2 955) and the 880 and 770 both unlocked them however despite trying a few different combinations i couldnt boot into the o/s so i gave up on the idea and o/c ed it to 3.5ghz and 2 cores.

    Both the 880 and 770 unlocked the l3 cache on the athlon and i o/ced it to 3.4 ghz stable

    I have been using the athlon ii x 4 630 with l3 cache unlocked running at 3.4 ghz in the 770 and am tempted to put the athlon with the 870 board for all the reasons Jstn7477 explained.

    I play NFS shift 2
    hd 5750 24 fps
    Hd 5770 28 fps

    both in crossfire and cpu at 3.4ghz 60 fps
     

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