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post #11 of 64
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Originally Posted by Epicestperson View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

2x4gb Ripjaws.

After more speculation it's a decent workable cheap motherboard redface.gif Lol.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727
Is this what you're looking at? 965. That's the one I have.

Lol how can you find out which mobo is better? The price? Thats the ram I'm getting, or is there a difference between all of the ripjaw 2x 4gb? They have a few different model numbers but look exactly the same.

Do you like your CPU? That's the one I was thinking about getting but it al depends on what else I get.
post #12 of 64
About the graphic card, here's a website that might help you, a monthly release list of recommandation http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html.
I had this motherboard paired with a Phenom II 955 and it failed after only 4 months, hopefully it was still under warranty and I was able to RMA'd it. I'm now using it with an Athlon II X3 and it's doing great since then. Suggestion? Get something else wink.gif, Biostar seems to be great mobos from what I'm reading around the web so I might only been unlucky, but still...

I also have 2 suggestions for the power supply, both are bronze certified, and modular :
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W
or Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W

This one is not modular but with the 20$ off, that's a great deal smile.gif
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W
post #13 of 64
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I think I'll go with the AMD Radeon HD 6850 then. It seems like a good card and will do what I need it to do. It's around 140$ too which is a decent price an will hopefully go down a little when I buy it. The earthwatts is a pretty good Psu from what I've read, so it may be an option. I'm loving the price for it, and I'm not sure if heat will be that big of a problem so cord management won't be a necessity.
post #14 of 64
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Originally Posted by needmorecowbell View Post

I think I'll go with the AMD Radeon HD 6850 then. It seems like a good card and will do what I need it to do. It's around 140$ too which is a decent price an will hopefully go down a little when I buy it. The earthwatts is a pretty good Psu from what I've read, so it may be an option. I'm loving the price for it, and I'm not sure if heat will be that big of a problem so cord management won't be a necessity.

That's what I think of the 6850 too, I don't have one but my brother does and he seems to be happy with when we're playing BF3 wink.gif.
post #15 of 64
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Alright so the radeon it is!

Here is the stuff I'm sure I'm getting..
Radeon video card
Smilodon case
Earthwatts Psu
Ripjaw 2x 4gb ram

What's next? Should I do a different mobo? I think I'll be doing the amd phenom ii quad core as my CPU which is a amd3 socket.
post #16 of 64
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I've been reading and people say that for the games I want to play, I'll need a good CPU, at least 4gb of ram, and a nice graphics card. The radeon will be more than enough from what I've read. I'll be having 8gb of ram so I'm good there. The phenom 4 core was what they recommended if I didn't want to spend money on an intel i7. The biostar has a bunch of good reviews and they say that it is a quality budget mobo. My question is will it be enough to overlock if I want to, and why should I over clock? I know it makes it faster, but shouldn't it be fast enough?
post #17 of 64
While this may seem like a silly question but which version of windows are you going to use?

I ask simply because sometimes people forget you need a 64bit version to use more than 4GB of RAM. You can physically install however much your motherboard can handle but unless you are using a 64bit OS you will never actually use more than 4GB which defeats the purpose of buying all that ram. biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 64
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Oh gotcha, its a windows 7. Not sure what bit, are there 32 and 64?
post #19 of 64
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Denial, just wants to tell you that I'm getting your pm's, I'm on mobile at the moment so I can't check them. I'll get on soon.
post #20 of 64
Take a look here, in System in the Control panel.
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