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mray183 04-09-2009 12:56 AM

Mobo help for X3
 
I am currently working on purchasing components for my first build.

The build (suggested by Trotter) that I have right now seems awesome. However, I am trying to research the motherboard a bit more, in order to find the best card. Here is my current setup

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail

ASRock A780GXE/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

I have heard both good and bad for the ASRock. The bad is discouraging me more than the good is comforting me. The price is great, however I fear that I may get what I pay for.

Any thoughts/suggestions as to possibly a different route? I am sticking with the 720, so I am only concerned with mobo suggestions. Thanks alot!

-Mray

hikaricloud 04-09-2009 01:02 AM

Re: Mobo help for X3
 
This mobo is awesome.

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

I have it with the 720. You'll love it.

Trotter 04-09-2009 01:05 AM

Re: Mobo help for X3
 
This one is great, but more expensive:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

A few have this one (hikaricloud comes to mind) and love it:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

hikaricloud 04-09-2009 01:10 AM

Re: Mobo help for X3
 
Aww, I came to trotski's mind! I feel special. :P

But seriously, the Biostar is a tremendous overclocking board. It has more options in the BIOS to shake a stick at. It will serve you well for under 100 bucks.

mray183 04-09-2009 11:53 AM

Re: Mobo help for X3
 
Thanks guys,
The Biostar it is!

-Mray

hikaricloud 04-09-2009 11:54 AM

Re: Mobo help for X3
 
Like I said, you'll love it. The only thing odd about it is the color scheme. :P

Enjoy, at let us know how you like it.

NightSurge 04-09-2009 12:13 PM

Re: Mobo help for X3
 
Don't order just yet! This Foxconn board is the one I use, and it has a simple BIOS update that makes it compatible with the Phenom II line. Only $70 instead of $100.
Newegg.com - Foxconn A7GM-S 2.0 AM2+ / AM3 Ready AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

hikaricloud 04-09-2009 12:14 PM

Re: Mobo help for X3
 
Well yeah, it's cheaper, but the Biostar is worth the extra in my opinion.

NightSurge 04-09-2009 12:25 PM

Re: Mobo help for X3
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hikaricloud (Post 1628796)
Well yeah, it's cheaper, but the Biostar is worth the extra in my opinion.

I guess if you plan to crossfire then, yes. Otherwise if you are only ever going to use one GPU the Foxconn is basically identical and performs equally well.

hikaricloud 04-09-2009 12:27 PM

Re: Mobo help for X3
 
I can't say much else about it since I have no idea what the BIOS are like in the Foxconn. :P I just know the options in the Biostar are virtually endless. I like the Biostar for future upgrading, since you have the option to go Crossfire. While someone may not plan to do it now, later on down the pike with newer stuff coming out, who knows?


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