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Looking to upgrade my mobo


New Member
Jan 8, 2009
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Illinois, USA
System Name Game Box
Processor AMD FX 8120
Motherboard ASrock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional
Cooling Zalman CMPS 9900 MAX (red LED)
Memory Mushkin DDR3 1600 (1.35v)
Video Card(s) Powercolor Radeon HD6970
Storage Crucial RealSSD C300 (64X2 gig RAID 0) & Seagate 1 TB
Display(s) ASUS 22" 1920x1080
Case CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster X-Fi Gamer PCI
Power Supply Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850W
Software Windows 7 Professional X64
I don't have a lot of cash but I'd like to upgrade my Gigabyte 785G DDR2 mobo to something more modern with CrossfireX capability. This is in my game box and I use the HD5770 currently. Thinking of getting another one and Crossfiring it eventually when the price comes down a little more. I already have some Geil DDR3 1600 2x2 gig RAM and a new X3 740 BE CPU coming next week (out of 93 NewEgg reviews almost all claim to have unlocked the 4th core :D).

I've been looking at an ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 790X Motherboard that has the SB750 Southbridge, x8 x8 CrossfireX, 8.2 power section and a heatsink on the MOSFET's. It's just under $100 and I don't see anything better. Does anybody have this board or a better recommendation? :)


Fishfaced Nincompoop
Feb 27, 2006
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System Name A dancer in your disco of fire
Processor i3 4130 3.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI B85M-E45
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 4 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1400Mhz
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Keyboard Dell SK-3205
Software Windows 10 Pro
It looks good. I have the MSI 790GX-G65 and I like it a lot. It has buttons on the motherboard for reset, power and clear cmos. Not a deal killer, but that feature has made my life so much easier a bunch of times. Seems to be a sale or something, $90 on newegg.

Also unlocked my X3, both core and level 3 cache. :)