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Old 07-09-2007, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What Motherboard to get with Athlon 64 X2 5200+??

Hey guys I was wondering what would be a good motherboard to get with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ CPU? Listed below are a couple stipulations...

The video card I'm getting is a 8800 GTS most likely so I was wanting a Nvidia Chipset.

No SLI

What do you recommend?
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Let me ask you a few questions first....do you plan to overclock? Also why not wait until the Intel price cut and get a C2D which will beat the adm for the same price?
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Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

It is SLI, but you don't have to use the other slot. The 500 series chipsets are tight, and I swear by my DFI.
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Do you have a budget as well? That would help to know..
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evga 590, it support's SLi
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Default Re: What Motherboard to get with Athlon 64 X2 5200+??

The 550 and 570 chipsets are almost just as good and can be had for very cheap...
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Well the 5200 is only 135 bucks on Newegg what Core 2 Duo will be as cheap and better?

Also Price should be under 100 well at least that is what I hoped for.

What do you think of this mobo?

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Core 2 Duos are the best CPU's out at the moment...an E6320 which is about 25 more than the X2 5200 can be overclocked easily to 3.0ghz+.

if you were dead set on not overclocking then an AMD equivelent is fine however it is very safe to overclock these days and you get much better value out of them...

However this is a good cheap AM2 mobo
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

It also is one of the best overclocking boards for them as well so you can overclock your CPU...

You could get an X2 3600 for 60 bucks and that board and easily overclock to 3.0-3.2ghz and be on par with an X2 6000 for a lot less
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Well the 5200 is only 135 bucks on Newegg what Core 2 Duo will be as cheap and better?

Also Price should be under 100 well at least that is what I hoped for.

What do you think of this mobo?

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Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 Allendale 2.0GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

or wait till 22nd, great CPU's out for good prices
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also dont base your judgement on pure clock speed, intels are at the top of the market for duos, and if you look at the benchmarks an e6750 at 2.66 will kill a 3.0 x2 6000+
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