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Old 01-30-2010, 03:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for an upgrade MOBO any suggestions?

Here is my current build

MOBO: ASUS M3A78-EM

CPU:AMD PHENOM X2 QUAD CORE 3GHZ black edition AM2+

Ram: 6GB DDR 6400

VIDEO: ATI RADEON 4770 512MB DDR5

PSU: 800 WATT

1 IDE DVD Burner

2 SATA Hard Drives

That is my current build, and heres what Im looking for. I would like to run SLI, I believe the AMD form is called. I want to run TWO ATI Radeon 4770 video cards, but my current mobo does not support that. I would like to have some suggestions put out there, whats a good buy atm?
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Default Re: Looking for an upgrade MOBO any suggestions?

also tell me what you guys think about my current build, its my first built pc :-) so would like some feedback
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running 2 ATI cards is called crossfire. 2 nvidia cards is SLI.
so you want a board that supports crossfire.

What is your budget?
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correcto :-) couldnt think of the name of it :-)
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running 2 ATI cards is called crossfire. 2 nvidia cards is SLI.
so you want a board that supports crossfire.

What is your budget?
I would like to spend around 150, is that resonable? I mean I don't want a ****ty mobo that just has crossfire lol. But I heard not all games supports crossfire and some give you problems so I'm going to start doing some more research as well.
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Have you purchased any of these items?

Specifically the ddr2 ram. and 6gb are you going 2x2gb and 2x1gb?

If you have not purchased anything what is your total budget? What parts do you need ie case, keyboard etc.

Do you need an OS? With the ram you have you will want a 64bit OS.
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Yes I already have all the items listed above and yes my ram is 2x2gb and 2x1gb. Already running Windows 7 64bit and it is SWEET!!! lol
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something like this:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

I could not exactly tell which cpu you had but here is the compatibility list:
BIOSTAR :: TA790GX 128M :: CPU Support
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mine is compatible :-) I saw that one, and it looks like a great bang for the buck :-) What do you think of my current build? My current cpu is the AMD Phenom 2 x4 940 quad core

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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i suggest Gigabyte mobo
GA-M57-SLI-S4 this mobo type is SLI and specially for AMD processor.
more info from GIGABYTE - Upgrade Your Life
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