Motherboard Dilema

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Mico Stylz
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Motherboard Dilema

Post by Mico Stylz » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:42 am

I'm planning to build a computer and I have a dilema over motherboards and I was hoping someone might be able to help.

These are the key components I've chosen:

Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 720 AM3 2.8GHZ tricore BE
RAM: Corsair 4GB Kit Twin2X PC8500 1066M
Graphics Card: HD4850 512MB

As far as motherboards go I've been looking at the:

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe
ASUS M4A78 PRO
Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4

As far as gaming is concerned I'm mostly a RTS kinda person: AOE, WarCraft etc. I intend to overclock my processor.

Any advice you could offer will be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Mico

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Re: Motherboard Dilema

Post by kappage » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:22 am

Just a question, Is there any specific reason for AMD?
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Re: Motherboard Dilema

Post by Alathald » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:32 am

kappage wrote:Just a question, Is there any specific reason for AMD?
Um, because they're rocking the lower price points again! :supz:

But yeah, if you're already looking to spend that much and you plan to overclock you'll be happier with Intel.
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Re: Motherboard Dilema

Post by Mico Stylz » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:39 pm

I'm in Australia and AMD is significantly cheaper over here. Phenom II 720 BE is way cheaper than the quad cores and I'm not going to get a dual core when this costs about the same.

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Re: Motherboard Dilema

Post by kappage » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:38 am

Ahh im in Aus too, yea ive jsut kept with ym E6850, the i7 is still very very pricey aye?
Main Rig: C2D 6850 @ 3.0Ghz, 2Gb DDR2667Mhz @ 833Mhz 5-5-5-15 Timings , XFX xXx 8600GTS @ 730/2260 , Gigabyte Ga-945GCM-S2L
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