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Sadly an x4 + good motherboard isn't usually cheap, but for a similar price I can recommend:
Phenom II x4 955 - $135.50, combo deal loophole
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $99, $84 AR
$234.50, $219.50 AR
Good one.
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Crapper ram, crap PSU, and he don't need a 460 to play WOW.
Mmm, yes and no. He's pretty serious about his WoW if he runs 5 accounts at once. And Cataclysm is literally a game changer. It makes WoW a DX11 game which can use a lot more GPU than before.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Sadly an x4 + good motherboard isn't usually cheap, but for a similar price I can recommend:
Phenom II x4 955 - $135.50, combo deal loophole
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $99, $84 AR
$234.50, $219.50 AR

That RAM is extremely far from fine. All DDR3 memory kits/IC's should be able to support 1333 9-9-9-24 1.5V as an absolute standard, and 1.5V as a maximum, no higher. I don't even understand why companies sell these kits requiring 1.65V... perhaps trying to get rid of half-faulty ICs I guess. With $500 you can get a very, very good build for the price very easily.
I understand the importance of a nice motherboard if I was planning on overclocking but since I am not interested in OC'ing at the moment would it still be a good idea to get a more expensive mother board or would I be OK with something like Biostar A780L3G AM3 760G mATX Motherboard ?
post #24 of 44
Colorado? 40min from Denver? If you say Boulder, I'm going to explode

Kinda OT, had to pop in there. Good luck with the build!
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Colorado? 40min from Denver? If you say Boulder, I'm going to explode

Kinda OT, had to pop in there. Good luck with the build!
Thanks , I am up in boulder all the time partying but no, I am in Parker, Colorado. The other direction
post #26 of 44
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I understand the importance of a nice motherboard if I was planning on overclocking but since I am not interested in OC'ing at the moment would it still be a good idea to get a more expensive mother board or would I be OK with something like Biostar A780L3G AM3 760G mATX Motherboard ?
Sadly it's still not a very acceptable choice, that motherboard may be rated 125W-140W but most 3+1 mosfet boards (from even better companies than Biostar) only rate their 3+1 mosfet systems at 95W. Even with the stock cooler sharing some of the air blowing down onto the mosfets you're still risking a heat death here. Even a 4+1 is risky in most cases. The only motherboard company I know of that really don't ever skimp out on mosfets on new boards is GIGABYTE; ASUS is pretty good too, if you don't count ASRock.

Perhaps the Gigabyte MA770T-UD3 may interest you; it may not have mosfet cooling but is the cheapest 8+2 board out there and should be fairly adequate for a non-overclocked 125W processor. Whoops, I realize that still has a 4+1 phase and it is tiny... let me keep looking...
Edited by xd_1771 - 12/27/10 at 11:58pm
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use the promo codes for
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...8&AID=10521304
EMCZNNT28
$40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277
$50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...8&AID=10521304
$115


$60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015
$75

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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Sadly an x4 + good motherboard isn't usually cheap, but for a similar price I can recommend:
Phenom II x4 955 - $135.50, combo deal loophole
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $99, $84 AR
$234.50, $219.50 AR
This is personally wha i would get, why? Because it is close to your budget but i know it is a tad over more close to the 600$ range, but best bang for your buck.
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Sadly it's still not a very acceptable choice, that motherboard may be rated 125W-140W but most 3+1 mosfet boards (from even better companies than Biostar) only rate their 3+1 mosfet systems at 95W. Even with the stock cooler sharing some of the air blowing down onto the mosfets you're still risking a heat death here. Even a 4+1 is risky in most cases. The only motherboard company I know of that really don't ever skimp out on mosfets on new boards is GIGABYTE; ASUS is pretty good too, if you don't count ASRock.

Perhaps the Gigabyte MA770T-UD3 may interest you; it may not have mosfet cooling but is the cheapest 8+2 board out there and should be fairly adequate for a non-overclocked 125W processor. Whoops, I realize that still has a 4+1 phase and it is tiny... let me keep looking...
Hey thanks for that response, yeah I certainly don't want to risk that, what do you think of AMD Phenom II X6 1055T AM3 Processor + M4A78LT-M LE Socket AM3

Would that be a good alternative? I know it's a little more expensive but would I see a performance improvement or do you think your first suggestions would be better?
post #29 of 44
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Hey thanks for that response, yeah I certainly don't want to risk that, what do you think of AMD Phenom II X6 1055T AM3 Processor + M4A78LT-M LE Socket AM3

Would that be a good alternative? I know it's a little more expensive but would I see a performance improvement or do you think your first suggestions would be better?
Nice choice for sure.
post #30 of 44
I will recommend open box Mobo's from Newegg. I got a MSI big bang xpower. It's perfect and Was unused and came with all accessories. It's now running my i7 at 4.0ghz . Take a chance with the open box items, I've never got a bad one. Your can pick up MOBO's for dirt cheap and open box video cards for cheap as well.

Spend as much as you can on the GPU and CPU. There is no need to go out and buy an extravagant PSU. Don't spend more than $70 on one for this build.

here's a decent one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016
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