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ok, so i got some money and decided to buy a new mobo
In my local store i found this:
GA-MA790GP-DS4H
Is this any good? i will be overclocking the CPU to 3,0-3,2
any suggestions?
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SB750 is good for overclocking
790GX is high quality version of NB 700
DDR3 support = GOOD futureproofing
Crossfire is good but most people never make use of it
Solid State capacitors = plus!

I like the mobo, but if you can find one that has SB750 and NO crossfire and a lower version of the 700NB you will not notice much performance difference and save $$$.
 
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it does NOT have DDR3 support
do you have any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by die991 View Post
it does NOT have DDR3 support
do you have any suggestions?
It really does depend on your future goals for your build.
Do you want Crossfire? Thats a biggie right there.

The 750 South Bridge is the newest from AMD/ATI, it adds a few extra Sata Ports and improves Phenom Overclocking quite a bit.

That being said, here's a primer on the North Bridge Chips

790 FX - The is the "performance" North Bridge, it features full 16x/16x Crossfire, and NO integrated graphics. There are 3 Motherboards out there based on this config, Asus M3A79-T Deluxe, a DFI and a Foxconn

790 GX - This features an integrated graphics controller but only 8x/8x Crossfire. In testing, this is only SLIGHTLY slower than the FX.

there are several other northbridges available, but none of them seem to be used much, 790X, 770X, 770.

Also, these boards are DDR2 atm, the early versions of Phenom II are the Socket AM2+ and use DDR2, the Socket AM3 versions will use DDR3 but they won't be available until April at the earliest and only show "ABOUT" a 5% increase in speed. For the Cost of DDR3, stick with DDR2 until much later in the year.
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