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I've dug through my box of PC parts and realized I just need a motherboard for a whole new PC. I have a Pentium D 820, 9800gt and a 4890. I've been looking into an HTPC build for quite some time now and I'm just curious about the bottleneck with the CPU and GPU. Obviously, the 4890 is superior to the 9800gt but which will give better performance paired with the Pentium D?

That aside, can anyone suggest a cheap motherboard that supports the CPU?
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1) Probably not, I think it's just such a big bottleneck, the 9800gt uses a lot less power though so it's probably better for your purposes anyway.

2) I think this motherboard might work, the Pentium is 775 right?



EDIT: On another note, I live really close to you, I'm in Baldwin MD, know where Boordy's Vinyards is?
    
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I would not have an issue using a Pent D and a 9800gt as a NetFlixs machine (mainly since the Pent D is a dual core). I tried to use a Pent 4 (single core) in a NetFlixs build and I had a slight but noticable amount of stuttering. CPU usage was pegged over 95% using the Pent 4. Now as far as what is better the 4890 or the 9800gt? I can only speak about the Pent D/9800gt combo as I have no experience with the other card. The 9800GT can be expected to run hot, not guaranteed but there sure are a lot of threads in the google data base from people asking about heat issues. I have a 9800GTX+ that does not display any overheat issues though.

EDIT: I did not want to imply I used the Pent D and the 9800 in the same rig, they were used seperately.
Edited by PCCstudent - 6/18/11 at 9:50am
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1) Probably not, I think it's just such a big bottleneck, the 9800gt uses a lot less power though so it's probably better for your purposes anyway.

2) I think this motherboard might work, the Pentium is 775 right?

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EDIT: On another note, I live really close to you, I'm in Baldwin MD, know where Boordy's Vinyards is?
That's in Fallston right?
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That's in Fallston right?
Yea it's really close to Fallston.
    
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I'd go for the 4890 it has superior video play back compared to the 9800gt.
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