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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Geeb, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Geeb New Member

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    Im sure your all tired of these posts so ill try and make it easy for you guys. I want to know whats a good AMD AM2/AM2+ Mobo to go with the 64 X2 6000+ Windsor? I havent purchased the Windsor yet but im planning to build a PC suitable for WOW(and perhaps starcraftII) and Music Production, the current x2 3800+ isnt cutting it anymore for games. and do you guys think i should even go with the windsor? I also want room on the mobo for upgrading just incase i need an extra pci or pci-e slot.

    As for gaming i wont be doing anything hardcore but i do want to run most current games that do demand too much. I already have the PSU secured and an 8800GT secured. the other parts outside of the mobo and processor i get for a huge discount at work. thanks.:respect:
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    go Intel its superior to amd at the moment get a e6300 or something like that is a lot better and for a mother board go asus, dfi or gigabyte
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    If you're intent on staying AMD, which I would if I want to have an upgrade path (as AM2+ is compatible w/ AM3 procs but only DDR2). Instead of the 6000+ Windsor, if you read a little more through the forums in regards to overclocking, you can get a Black Edition Athlon X2 that easily achieves 6000+ speeds (and then some with little effort). Or even better is to get the phenom as they're dirt cheap now and gives great bang/buck for the lower price segments.

    As for a motherboard (if you're looking for full atx) is the Asus M3A78-T which has the much better (read: fixed) SB750, and in the case of a micro atx with lots of upgrade potential is the DFI 790GX-M2RS which actually have dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 physical slots (runs at 8x PCI-E2.0 speeds = 16x PCI-E1)

    With the Intel systems, they sure are faster yet if you're looking at a longer lifetime and upgradability path, I think AM2+ is your best bet!

    Good luck and have fun w/ your build!
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    I'm also building a computer - http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=73664 - and have noticed that there appear to be multiple choices available for motherboards that match the 64-bit quad core AMD Phenom X4 9950, Black Edition (140W). I've seen the ASUS M3A78-T, though is that the ideal one for the 9950? Are there other choices that possibly offer equal or better options that match that CPU? I'm worried that I might get the wrong motherboard. Thanks! :)
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    Geeb, where have you secured an 8800 GT? Check my sig as I know Kyle2020 on the site is offering a great deal on one of the TOP editions.
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    Personally I have to say the M3A78-T is the best choice for the 9950BE, however if you get the 9850BE there have been users who had compatibility issues w/ it, if that's the case the GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H is a great choice if you're looking to go for ATX at a relatively fair price. However I still think the DFI LP JR 790GX-M2RS is a great choice with a lot of options in bios etc (Micro-ATX though, they actually have the standard ATX version as well at Newegg [just search 790GX in power search], so it really just depends on your expansion needs but I've only dealt w/ the mATX version)
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    Who uses bayonets anymore? It's like fighting with maces and shields, are we back in Ultima days?

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