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New parts on Thursday, need help on what mobo to buy

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by TechnicalFreak, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Ok, so the CPU I first wanted - can't get it in any store (only webshop).
    So the CPU is going to be a AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, with 9Mb of cache instead of the 6Mb of cache (think it was the 1050??).

    Now, the motherboard I had my eyes on - also out of stock at the store (wtf, am I cursed or something?! :confused: )
    So theese are the ones I can afford, this including two 4Gb sticks:
    ASRock - Socket AM3 - ATX nForce 720D
    ASRock - Socket AM3 - ATX AMD 770
    [Price difference is about 100SEK, say $10US or 10€, the later one is more expensive but supports Crossfire]
    Next one is the MSI 770-C45 AM3, the difference is between the two other cards, say about $5 or 5€.
    If I am lucky, since there is only one left, I can get the MSI 880GM-E41. It's price is equal to the ASRock ATX AMD 770. Most of my friends say - this one is the one to get. Crossfire or not, it's not even likely that Premiere Pro or After Effects even supports SLI/Crossfire..
    ..and the card I currently own supports both Premiere Pro and After Effects perfectly (hardware support and use of PhysX/Cuda/whatever else there is).
    10 Year Member at TPU
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Stay away from the 770 chipset. Never had any luck with the boards I've used using it and overclocking isn't very good. Plus, the 770 is nothing but a rebranded 6 series, 65nm and all. It runs hot. Definitely look at an 8 series if you can.
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  3. So the 880GM, is the right one to get?
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