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Mobo for X2 550 and HD 4850

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by jithint, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. jithint New Member

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    I've decided to upgrade my PC with AMD X2 550 and HD 4850 GPU. Please suggest a good AM2+ motherboard. I don't plan to go X-fire and won't be doing much overclocking. It should support two IDE/ATA drives. My budget is $100-$120.
     
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    785G! You're not paying for extra features you'll never use (i.e crossfire/SLI) and you get solid overclocking potential at an affordable price, not to mention the bonus of being able to unlock cores!
     
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    Even better, grab a decent 770 board with ACC.
    Why get onboard graphics when you don't need it?
     
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    No new motherboard is going to have two IDE ports. I'd get a 785G for sure. Massive overclocking headroom and upgrade-ability.
     
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    Well Phenom II have such high multi that it is rarely the board that is limiting your OC.
    My 770 can easily do 320+ FSB but my 810 will not reach 4Ghz+ without crazy voltages, and water cooling.
     
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    the is many good 790gx mobo's around 100$-120$ in newegg , asus 790gx look cool for me
     
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    I'm hoping the Callisto 545 non-black can hit 4GHz, I ordered a good combo deal off the Egg and I'm hoping I won't be limited by the locked multi. Good choice on the 550 though, you really can't go wrong with 785G. It's cheap and reaaally good.
     
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    The only thing "wrong" with the 785G is that most board comes with 4+1 phases, while you can get a 770 with 8+2 phases cheaper.
    Since you are going for a dual-core it shouldn't be much of a problem.
    A quad-core at 3.7Ghz can eat up to 170 watts and that can be a problem.
     
  9. jithint New Member

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    thanks for the replies. I'll get a 770 board.
     
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    Asus M3A78-CM believe this shit rock the hell !!
     

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