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Hello Geeks !

I have a question only the wisdom of this forum can answer !

How important is the motherboard for a gaming pc?

I will be updating/buying a new gaming pc in august and I need some advise
This are the options


ASUS M4A88TD-M + Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB DDR5
OR
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX AM3 + Asus HD6870 1GB

Thanks
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Only problems you run into are less reliable brand names. They're both Asus boards, so i don't think there would be that much of a difference. You would loose out on the extras of the Crosshair though.
    
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The motherboard is very important.Right next too the video card,processor and psu.
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Its important when it comes to OC'ing thats for sure
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murtux View Post
Hello Geeks !

I have a question only the wisdom of this forum can answer !

How important is the motherboard for a gaming pc?

I will be updating/buying a new gaming pc in august and I need some advise
This are the options


ASUS M4A88TD-M + Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB DDR5
OR
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX AM3 + Asus HD6870 1GB

Thanks
If you're upgrading in August, and looking at AMD, perhaps you should be looking at AM3+ boards as they will be compatible with Bulldozer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-735-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-736-_-Product
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
If you're upgrading in August, and looking at AMD, perhaps you should be looking at AM3+ boards as they will be compatible with Bulldozer.
Take this advice, its good.

A graphics card can be upgraded later, a motherboard cannot be upgraded as easily.
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