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Need some suggestions
12-04-2010, 08:44 PM,
Question  Need some suggestions
Hello all I'm building a new system shortly after Christmas, going to be replacing a 6 year old P4 system I built in college. Mostly going to be used for gaming, ripping music, encoding movies and general daily use. I'm looking to get the Phenom II x4 965 BE, but I'm not sure what motherboard would be good for me. I'm also planning on getting a HD6850 but not sure which company I should go with. I don't plan on overclocking at least at first, but probably never will as I have no experience doing so. I'm open to any suggestions, thanks in advance.
12-04-2010, 08:48 PM,
RE: Need some suggestions
First question... and its an important one Smile

Whats your budget?

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12-04-2010, 09:55 PM,
RE: Need some suggestions
(12-04-2010, 08:48 PM)quickm0ng00se Wrote: First question... and its an important one Smile

Whats your budget?


Hoping to stay close to $800, going over a little bit isn't a big deal. I should have listed more information in my original post.

Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE
Motherboard: ?
Graphics Card: HD 6850 (Which one?)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Memory: G.Skill 2GBx2 1600 (Already purchased)
Power Supply: Was looking at a 550+ watt Corsair or Seasonic?
Case: Lian-Li PC-K62
Optical Drive: Probably grab whatever CD/DVD drive that's on sale

That's not including odds and ends I might need, like fan cable extenders, shipping etc. I'm also interested in getting an aftermarket cooler since I see a lot of complaints about the quality/noise level that the factory AMD chips come with. Thanks again.

12-04-2010, 10:44 PM,
RE: Need some suggestions
The 6850 I would say HIS or Gigabyte, I just built the comp with the HIS Works great.
12-04-2010, 11:35 PM,
RE: Need some suggestions
If you can spend $200 you could get the Gigabyte 6850 OC version which Mathieu recommended in the December update to best graphics cards for the money.

Gigabyte 6850 OC

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12-05-2010, 12:22 AM,
RE: Need some suggestions
Thanks for the suggestions so far, any thoughts on this motherboard?
12-05-2010, 04:06 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-05-2010, 04:06 AM by Andrew J.)
RE: Need some suggestions
The ASRock Extreme4 is the same price but boasts many extra features.
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12-07-2010, 03:20 PM,
RE: Need some suggestions
(12-05-2010, 04:06 AM)Andrew J Wrote: The ASRock Extreme4 is the same price but boasts many extra features.

Gigabyte can see my computer specs I love this board.
12-08-2010, 05:23 PM,
RE: Need some suggestions
Do NOT buy a Gigabyte P55 board, I originally had one in my build and it worked for one day then after that it would not work, would just cycle on and off 1 second and 3 seconds. I read the reviews on NewEgg and several other people had this problem, I got an ASUS board instead, works fine.
12-08-2010, 06:12 PM,
RE: Need some suggestions
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