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post #1 of 8
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Hello,
I havent bought a new computer in almost 7 years and I finally got the $ to do it. I bought everything but the mobo and cpu on black Friday and Im getting the rest of the $ for xmax. so...whats the best mobo for the $?

Heres what I already have:
6gb kingston hyperx 1600mhz ram
Asus 5670 vcard
Corsair 650w psu
samgsung dvd burner
v8 cpu cooler

I think ill get an AMD 1055 processor 6 core@2.8 ghz.
I'd like to keep the mobo around $100.

Whats the best Mobo to go with that stuff? I'd like to OC the processor a little. Im an experienced computer user but novice overclocker. I really want sata6 and usb3 and atleast 1600mhz fsb to utilize the ram.

Did I miss anything?
Thanks in advance
Edited by MCImes - 12/22/10 at 11:31pm
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post #2 of 8
For that price range I would go for something like the:

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3

Also, is that a triple channel kit for your ram (2+2+2)?

In AMD boards there are usually only 4 dimm slots to be installed in equal pairs for best performance.
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I bought this on the reccomendation of a friend cause it had a $35 mail in rebate. Its the 3x2gb kit so my plan was/is to get another 2gb stick. Should i only install 2 sticks at first untill i get another 2gb stick?

http://www.buy.com/prod/kingston-hyp...211486525.html

Also, Can i OC the above linked board to 1600mhz? or should i just oc to 1866 or whatever is the next step?
Edited by MCImes - 12/22/10 at 11:31pm
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Originally Posted by Skylock View Post
For that price range I would go for something like the:

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3

Also, is that a triple channel kit for your ram (2+2+2)?

In AMD boards there are usually only 4 dimm slots to be installed in equal pairs for best performance.
looks nice stuff for sure.
post #5 of 8
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So after a night of reading im down to:

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO for $145

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 for $100

BIOSTAR TA890FXE for $140

My thoughts:
I like the biostar but how do they compare in terms of ease of OC and overall quality? Also, no usb3 on the bio, but I dont have many/any external storage devices, but it might be nice to have in the future...

Asus has xfore with the onboard and has usb3

and the gigabyte is just cheap, how is it?

Thanks
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post #6 of 8
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Also, I looked up compatibility on kingstons webstie (should have done this before buying it) and none of the boards say they're certified to work since they're all 1333mhz boards (and 1600 ram), but can i under clock the ram or OC the board to get the ram to work?
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Then you just run a lower speed @ 1333
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post #8 of 8
Officially AMD only supports ram speeds of 1333 but you can set it to run at 1600 as well. Check the SPD page of CPU-Z when you have things up and running. Just install 2 sticks of the ram for now. That Biostar board is excellent and you can get it for cheaper at Tiger Direct.
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