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Hey guys...


Had this DFI mobo for almost a year now, and am seriously thinking of replacing it with a 790GX mobo... Altho i would like to get DFI's LanParty JR 790GX-M2RS im afraid if i decide to sell my board i will have no money to add and purchase a new board like the one above...

What i CAN do is sell my board, and get something like:

1. MSI KA790GX
2. Biostar TA790GX
3. J&W MB JW-790GX-EXTREME (***?! ) - looks sweet tho, black PCB red slots

Does anyone have these boards or had them tested or something... Are they worth the upgrade... need an OC board, and a board to get me Phenom II proof...

And also i have a 140W 9950BE, so im afraid if any of these boards is up to the task of housing a 140W CPU?!

orrrrrr should i just stick with my board and save money for Phenom II ?

Any help is welcome... Tnx
    
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I have an ASUS M3a78-T which is a 790GX chipset. This motherboard is certified by ASUS to handle 140w loads, in case you're interested in ASUS at all. OC potential is very high with this board, and it is quite stable - I got my 9850BE up to 3.5ghz stable when I had the windows open (it was -15F outside) and it was only running at 22C, haha.

In any case, I would recommend this board as it seems to fulfill all your needs. They have it on NewEgg.com for under $149.99.
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If you upgrade to a 790GX board, you would be getting an SB750.... which would OC better now, and in the future. So, out of those three, the J&W looks like a worthy candidate. It will handle 140W CPUs, and is AM3 ready:

http://www.jwele.com/motherboard_detail.php?147
http://www.jwele.com/news_detail.php?537

It looks like a great board.... I'd grab one for myself if I could get a hold of one.... but they don't sell them in the U.S.
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Originally Posted by miloshs View Post
Hey guys...


Had this DFI mobo for almost a year now, and am seriously thinking of replacing it with a 790GX mobo... Altho i would like to get DFI's LanParty JR 790GX-M2RS im afraid if i decide to sell my board i will have no money to add and purchase a new board like the one above...

What i CAN do is sell my board, and get something like:

1. MSI KA790GX
2. Biostar TA790GX
3. J&W MB JW-790GX-EXTREME (***?! ) - looks sweet tho, black PCB red slots

Does anyone have these boards or had them tested or something... Are they worth the upgrade... need an OC board, and a board to get me Phenom II proof...

And also i have a 140W 9950BE, so im afraid if any of these boards is up to the task of housing a 140W CPU?!

orrrrrr should i just stick with my board and save money for Phenom II ?

Any help is welcome... Tnx
You got a nice board there. WHy do you want to sell it? And your board is also compatible with Phenom II. i would keep that board and save money for a Phenom II when it release.
Edit: is the board in your sig rig is what you have?
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Are you after the 790GX chipset exclusively, or just want SB750 ?
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If you upgrade to a 790GX board, you would be getting an SB750.... which would OC better now, and in the future. So, out of those three, the J&W looks like a worthy candidate. It will handle 140W CPUs, and is AM3 ready:

http://www.jwele.com/motherboard_detail.php?147
http://www.jwele.com/news_detail.php?537

It looks like a great board.... I'd grab one for myself if I could get a hold of one.... but they don't sell them in the U.S.
Ye, that J&W looks really nice, but reviews are nowhere to be found...

@vi3t_boy
Yes, sig rig board is what i got... I just want to upgrade to SB750 board so to get better OC's with Phenom II (or 9950 BE). Been looking to upgrade it or free, since my DFI is some 10-30euro more expensive than all the boards from post #1... Thinking about just trading in mine for one of these...

@Shift.

As u might have noticed, i'm considering my options... upgrade to SB750 board or trade in my board and CPU for P45 (or so) with E8400 CPU...
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Originally Posted by miloshs View Post
@Shift.

As u might have noticed, i'm considering my options... upgrade to SB750 board or trade in my board and CPU for P45 (or so) with E8400 CPU...
Mainly play games and surf the net, occasionaly some programming, web designing...
What site do you order you parts from? Or do you get them locally?

Unless you're serious about overclocking, SB750 is only a marginal upgrade from SB600. An E8400/P45 would probably offer more performance. Unless you decide to go AM3.
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What site do you order you parts from? Or do you get them locally?

Unless you're serious about overclocking, SB750 is only a marginal upgrade from SB600. An E8400/P45 would probably offer more performance. Unless you decide to go AM3.
You can say im ordering online, but i can only order from retail stores from Serbia, international ordering just doesnt pay off (taxes, customs.... etc)...

I'm serious about OC-ing, thats why im considering SB750 board, or P45/E8400 combo... While upgrading to SB750 board could be done with ease and no money, the replacement of the board and cpu together has its downsides... its hard to do it here. There aren't just that many ppl wanting CF boards, mainly cuz of the prices that rage here (as soon as euro goes up, so do the prices - and that happens a lot around here )...


I can probalby get E8400 E0 for 145 euro, which is kinda standard price for a "random" out-of-the-shop E8400 here... but the actual problem is in selling my gear. If i could sell my CPU for 140-145 euro (retail is 155 euro) and my board for 80-90 euro (retail 116 euro) i would be set, but thats not as easy as in the US, or any other part of the world that is...

So i hope u get my dilemma

P.S. if only i haven't ordered that Accelero S1 rev 2... i would be set now ...it actually retails for 40-50 euro here (glad my bro got it for me in Switzerland)...
    
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Originally Posted by miloshs View Post
You can say im ordering online, but i can only order from retail stores from Serbia, international ordering just doesnt pay off (taxes, customs.... etc)...

I'm serious about OC-ing, thats why im considering SB750 board, or P45/E8400 combo... While upgrading to SB750 board could be done with ease and no money, the replacement of the board and cpu together has its downsides... its hard to do it here. There aren't just that many ppl wanting CF boards, mainly cuz of the prices that rage here (as soon as euro goes up, so do the prices - and that happens a lot around here )...


I can probalby get E8400 E0 for 145 euro, which is kinda standard price for a "random" out-of-the-shop E8400 here... but the actual problem is in selling my gear. If i could sell my CPU for 140-145 euro (retail is 155 euro) and my board for 80-90 euro (retail 116 euro) i would be set, but thats not as easy as in the US, or any other part of the world that is...

So i hope u get my dilemma

P.S. if only i haven't ordered that Accelero S1 rev 2... i would be set now ...it actually retails for 40-50 euro here (glad my bro got it for me in Switzerland)...
Ahh, I see. Mind linking me to the site you use? Mainly so we can have an idea of what hardware you have access to, and at what price.

Anyways, I think waiting on the Phenom II's may be a good idea.
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Hope you understand stuff (http://pcberza.rs/komponente/)... Just select a component, and type in the search field, press enter

Im not sure i'll be able to afford Phenom II at 250eur price mark... Whats the retail price
supposed to be?

Hope u can stop by my E8400 mobo thread
    
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