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I got a motherboard and psu for my birthday + Christmas (birthday is on Dec 23). So I went out and bought parts from Newegg. I assembled everything and it seems to be working fine. However, I'm worried if I'm stressing the motherboard too much.

Here's the parts list:

CPU: Phenom II 1090T Black Edition
Motherboard: MSI 870-G45
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
GPU: EVGA 460 GTX SE
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX

Here's the full list that I posted on Newegg (public wishlist):
Parts List

So, my question is: Should I upgrade to a new motherboard? If so, what would you suggest to upgrade to?

A possible motherboard upgrade I was looking at was this:
ASUS M4N98TD EVO

Thanks,
Invzn
Edited by Invzn - 1/14/11 at 1:59pm
post #2 of 9
why would you upgrade to a new motherboard?
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if your going to get into ocing heavy, then you might want to go with a better board that has better cooling.
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I would upgrade from that MSI board, they are known to pop with Thubans since they are alot harder on the power phases of the board than Denebs.
 
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I would upgrade from that MSI board, they are known to pop with Thubans since they are alot harder on the power phases of the board than Denebs.
Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. What should I upgrade to?
post #6 of 9
Depends on your needs and your budget.

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Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. What should I upgrade to?
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Well my budget for the new motherboard is 200$ (maybe 250$ if the board is worth it).

Never going to run more than a single card (don't need it).

I need a PCIE x1 slot for a Wireless card.

I'm just looking for a good stable motherboard.
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I would wait a bit. Since bulldozer is just around the corner.

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Originally Posted by Invzn View Post
Well my budget for the new motherboard is 200$ (maybe 250$ if the board is worth it).

Never going to run more than a single card (don't need it).

I need a PCIE x1 slot for a Wireless card.

I'm just looking for a good stable motherboard.
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Originally Posted by Invzn View Post
Well my budget for the new motherboard is 200$ (maybe 250$ if the board is worth it).

Never going to run more than a single card (don't need it).

I need a PCIE x1 slot for a Wireless card.

I'm just looking for a good stable motherboard.
I'd get this if you're looking for the best bang for the buck. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131631R or this if you really are serious about spending upwards of $250. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131644 I wouldn't mind having a Crosshair IV if I could afford one that is.
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