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Emergency Taxback motherboard/psu help

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#1
As you can see tpu i need you help with a long overdue upgrade.

first off psu , my old 7500 watt cheapo off ebay did good with 33 amp for 2 years but its caps are whining bad when i boot.
+ i cant give my gtx 260 the volts it needs @0.95 stock clocks still stable but cant take stock volts or oc . :(

i am planing on a phenom x4 925 or any x4 for around £100

so i need advice on a mobo for it and a psu . it will need to be am2+ as ddr3 is droping to slow for me. seen some 500-650watt psu's around £50-60 but not sure about mobo though?
 
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someone in BST has an Asus M3A79T- Deluxe for sale. a board I still own and use daily. It currently runs a PII 940 and an old X800 for videos , but it ran XFire 4870s and 8GB ram no problem at all. A highly recommended AM2+(AM3 compat) board. from what I read it is compatible with the new 6 cores with a bios update.

great board, find one!
 

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thanks they both look great , Jr the board is perfect and psu although more than i need would do for future upgrades. that asus board is moe than id like to spend on a mobo but looks great.

and hopefully i'll be getting a x4 925 off ebolamonkey3 if its still fs on sat the 8th:)
 
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thanks they both look great , Jr the board is perfect and psu although more than i need would do for future upgrades. that asus board is moe than id like to spend on a mobo but looks great.

and hopefully i'll be getting a x4 925 off ebolamonkey3 if its still fs on sat the 8th:)
understood - I just want to add that the last thing you want to cheap out on is a motherboard. I generally want the pricing to go from high to low
GPU
CPU
Motherboard
PSU
etc...

that is in no way reflective of their importance, but rather average price. importance goes:
motherboard
psu
cpu
gpu
ram
etc...

my point is you want to get the best motherboard you can afford. a crap motherboard can turn a great system, into .... well crap. A good motherboard can make a powerful system run stable, and a low power system more powerful, and more stable. just find a good one is all.
 

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#7
Why not try Be Quiet instead of Basiq? I heard Be Quiet is a relatively unknown but still rather good brand. Or maybe StealthxStream

Be Quiet 530W Pure Power PSU - 120mm Fan Dual 12V ...
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/PowerSupplies/OCZ/OCZ600SXS-UN.html

As for processor, I would pony up a bit more and try to snag that 955BE at £118:
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...+Core+955+Black+Edition+125W+?productId=39930

Enjoy hunting:
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=111805
 
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Why not try Be Quiet instead of Basiq? I heard Be Quiet is a relatively unknown but still rather good brand. Or maybe StealthxStream

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190751
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/PowerSupplies/OCZ/OCZ600SXS-UN.html

As for processor, I would pony up a bit more and try to snag that 955BE at £118:
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...+Core+955+Black+Edition+125W+?productId=39930

Enjoy hunting:
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=111805
no need on the x4 955 as it looks like thats what il be getting off ebolamonkey3 as he wants to rma his 925.

yeah that be quiet one looks quiet good mite get the ocz 4 12v rails. thanks

@digibucc i here what your saying my m2a-vm is getting old and cant oc to good
but that gigabyte for £50 would still be a decent board for me as im only looking for maybe
3.8ghz . most boards at that price should be good n stable £100 or more doesnt make sence for me as i'm CHEAP.:laugh:

thanks for all the help.:)
 

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Great price on the Stealthxstream! My vote is for that power supply. Would fit the bill quite nicely.
 
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#10
yeah looks nice . will get some nice oc on that with a 955 x4