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With my current sandy bridge motherboard RMA'ed, I was thinking about building an AM2 build.

I acquired an AMD Athlon X2 4450e from someone but besides that, I would need ram, mb, and case.

I know this ain't really a good gaming processor, but I want to be take this with me to places to play games like sc2.

CPU:
http://products.amd.com/en-us/Deskto...il.aspx?id=428

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128342

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211188

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146065

and from my current rig;
x750, 6870, and a 60gig SSD.

I don't know what to pick for a motherboard, so open to any suggestions!

Thanks!

Want to keep this under $200!
    
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post #2 of 6
Looks fine, the CPU will bottleneck that 6870 like crazy though

Mobo looks good
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It looks pretty good. The CPU can be overclocked a bit, 2.8GHz should be achievable.
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Sigh I'm so indecisive.

I have my old amd 630 that I'm about to sell to someone along with my motherboard for $140.

After considering the fact that the processor might bottle neck my gpu, I was thinking of maybe getting a phenom dual core along with a free motherboard from microcenter instead. I won't have to buy new ddr2 ram sticks and re use my current ram stick until I get my mb RMA'ed.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skwannabe View Post
Sigh I'm so indecisive.

I have my old amd 630 that I'm about to sell to someone along with my motherboard for $140.

After considering the fact that the processor might bottle neck my gpu, I was thinking of maybe getting a phenom dual core along with a free motherboard from microcenter instead. I won't have to buy new ddr2 ram sticks and re use my current ram stick until I get my mb RMA'ed.
how can a 630 bottleneck 1 6870 ? =/ CF maybe ...a slight bump in clock to 3.5 and nb to 2.6 and its all good
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how can a 630 bottleneck 1 6870 ? =/ CF maybe ...a slight bump in clock to 3.5 and nb to 2.6 and its all good
I was talking about the AMD Athlon X2 4450e bottle necking the 6870...
    
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