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Old 02-22-2007, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help finding the right motherboard and CPU

Hi I am new hear so bear with me.

I am planning to buy a new motherboard with a new CPU but they got alot of high tech stuff but not sure which one is best for me.

So I was wondering if you guys can help me out on finding the right motherboard and CPU.

I am looking for a motherboard that can play games and graphics as well as 3d graphics.

The games I use are Battelfield 2, Battlefeild 2142, FLight Simulator X, etc

So which motherobard is best for me?

The socket that I am going for is eityher am2 or 939.

I use nivida also.


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Old 02-22-2007, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well How much are you looking to spend? Do you have the 939/AM2 mobo already? If not why are you going AMD over C2D? Core 2 Duo's are the way to go right now.

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Old 02-23-2007, 11:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't have neither I thought that amd2 and 939 are the best ones so I am new at the stuff.

The money part dosn't really matter I will have money to get as long it runs great.

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Old 02-23-2007, 11:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well we need a budget, otherwise you can end up paying $$$ for an ultra spec CPU
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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/agree with Sora
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If your going to upgrade your mobo & CPU go C2D all the way.
eVGA nForce 680i
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 2.92GHz
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Great I found a nice motherboard with the socket 772 Dual Core

Which is EVGA nForce 680i SLI NVIDA Socket 775 Motherboard

For CPU is Intel Core2 Duo E6700 2.66Ghz

Thats a good bundle.

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Old 02-23-2007, 01:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sounds like a good bundle.
Since you Battlefield and Flight Sim,
do you need help picking out Memory or a Video Card?
or are you all set in those departments?
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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e6700 is a waste of money go e6600 and overclock even if you dont know how yet the people can help you to without lil risk. I wouldnt go with the evga board it hasn't got the greatest reviews, Id reccomend the AW9D-Max by abit if i was going for a new board id get that!
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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How is the abit better?

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