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I dont have alot to spend right now on my wifes Rig and her Mobo is going out on her. She is running an AMD Phenom 9750 quad core CPU, 4 gb of ddr2 @800 mhz, Ati 4850 1gb GPU, and Windows vista home premium.

This is what i was thinking for her. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186188

and this one also http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157202

Im looking at 40-50$ free shipping.

Thanks for suggestions
Edited by Bugs - 8/10/11 at 11:50am
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post #2 of 31
Is this the 95W or 125W version?
Either way, esp. for 125W, you need to fork out more cash for this mobo for safer operation. Both have relatively low quality and incapable VRMs.
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Is this the 95W or 125W version?
Either way, esp. for 125W, you need to fork out more cash for this mobo for safer operation. Both have relatively low quality and incapable VRMs.
Back up xd_1771. This is for a Phenom I not a Phenom II. Two difference cpu design here. Phenom I are design to run on a 3 phase power for a quad core, so with that said. The AsRock will be the better mobo. AsRock make cheap but good mobo.
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post #4 of 31
^ Is that true? I was thinking the original Phenoms would be significantly more VRM heavy actually, due to less optimization on power consumption as well as 65nm process.
You might notice that the ASRock's 3 phase is barely a 3 phase - it is cramped in one corner where the chipset would normally be, and is not easily cooled - not even by a stock cooler, which on the 125W version would not blow to that area due to the direction of airflow through the unidirectional fins. It's not ideal.
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Thoughts on this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157204

If none of these are worth spending on what would be a decent buy in your opinion?
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I've had good luck with Foxconn boards. Have done several budget builds for clients with them with no compliants at all. most have been running probably close to 24/7 for 2-3 years now.

will look at other boards right now...... Red 2 on stand by
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post #7 of 31
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Hmmm well i know the Phenom Cpu my wife has is the 125w and im finding it hard to locate on neweggs mobo selection supported wattage for each board
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I would spend that money on Lingerie, but thats me
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I would spend that money on Lingerie, but thats me
Hmm how to keep a Computer running properly with an article of clothing.... .....its possible
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Check out the Asrock N68C-S UCC its better than the ASRock N68-S UCC because its supports DDR2 & DDR3 but can only take up to a 95 watt TDP on the CPU. Have a N68C-S UCC in my GF's PC and it works well no problems to report she has it set up with a Athlon x2 5000+, 2GB DDR2 400Mhz & Radeon HD 4750 512MB, nothing overclocked and CPU is on a stock AMD Cooler that came with my Phenom II.
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