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I just can't dish out 120+ for a mobo atm. Around 80USD is fine but I'm not sure what is worth it.

I know you said all you have to spend is 80 usd right now, but honestly as everyone been saying there is no point of getting the 960T if you don't plan to overclock.

If that is the case then why don't you just grab a i3-2100 + $80 motherboard. It on par with the AMD X4 955 BE stock.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=289

I would though personally hold off the whole purchase..and figure out a way or just save up the extra $60 to grab this board, it will prepare you for any new AM3+ cpus AMD might come out in the future or the BD cpus if you wish. Also this board will allow you to use DDR3 1866 ram and will allow you to OC your 960T. Not to mention support for full x16 CF / SLI:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281

Because honestly paring up the 960T w/ a non OC board is waste of money. Cause you are better off with a H67 board + i2-2100.
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This AMD build with room to CF in the future.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182032

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

All comes to $535 before $20 rebate
Edited by mcc21 - 11/21/11 at 2:08pm
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post #23 of 30
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Well, you've twisted my arm. Buying the mobo you suggested. Wife is gonna kill me..

Thank you all for your amazing help. I waited 3 days at tom's hardware for a single reply and never got anything after. You guys truly are the better community!
post #24 of 30
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Well, you've twisted my arm. Buying the mobo you suggested. Wife is gonna kill me..
Thank you all for your amazing help. I waited 3 days at tom's hardware for a single reply and never got anything after. You guys truly are the better community!

That mobo is a great board. Your wife will do what mine did when I built my sig rig. At first she was pissed. Then after it was built and she could see it in action she loved it. now when I warn her I'm getting somthing new for the PC she just smiles:)
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?? why would you recomend this to some one wanting to game?
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?? why would you recomend this to some one wanting to game?

It's renamed Phenom II x4 925 and if this guy is limited by budget i'm recommending this CPU too. But he said that he had 200$ limit and for 200$ he can get ASRock 970 Extreme 3 + Phenom II x4 960T.
    
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Well, you've twisted my arm. Buying the mobo you suggested. Wife is gonna kill me..
Thank you all for your amazing help. I waited 3 days at tom's hardware for a single reply and never got anything after. You guys truly are the better community!

Well you said your budget was $500, what i suggested is close to $500 after rebates... even without rebates $35 more. I am sure if you save a couple weeks here and there you can come up with $35, and your wife won't be going crazy over that small amount. Or just take her to 'cheap' movie night....she be fine thumb.gif

or explain to her...in computer world...a little bit more goes a long way, so you won't need to upgrade anytime soon. Because nowadays if you were going to go AMD, but on a budget even if you go for the older cpus, there is no way you go anywhere other than AM3+ boards... it just doesn't make sense as the future stuff will be based on AM3+ for another 1-2 yrs.
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It's renamed Phenom II x4 925 and if this guy is limited by budget i'm recommending this CPU too. But he said that he had 200$ limit and for 200$ he can get ASRock 970 Extreme 3 + Phenom II x4 960T.

That CPU is a lame buy. Even for 50 bucks. Check the Phenom II wiki for details on the L3 catch being "defective" among other things.
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Good buy. You won't be disappointed with that board. I'm smacking myself for not seeing it instead of my Gigabyte because of the 2 pcie x16 for crossfire later on. I just have one x16 and one x8. The first build I ever did involved an inexpensive biostar board. Not exactly the overclocker's tool, but it held up and I learned fast not to slouch on the MB.
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