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I am planning my first build and deciding to go with either Phenom II X4 955 Black or an Intel CPU.

However, a question about motherboard. If I were to go with the AMD, which mobo should I use?

Sorry I'm a complete noob in this aspect. I've checked all the AM3 mobos (preferably Asus), and I kinda came down to the 870 but I've been reading that the 870 is more of a X6 mobo and it an overkill for the X4.

Any advice?
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post #2 of 14
I have a Crosshair IV Formula

CHIV


Im happy with it and it will possibly support AM3+ cpus with a bios update but that it still a rumor.
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that's way over my budget....
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post #4 of 14
How about a Biostar ta890FXa motherboard. It's an amazing motherboard if you plan on overclocking your 955, and it's very reasonably priced.
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post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by reyo View Post
I am planning my first build and deciding to go with either Phenom II X4 955 Black or an Intel CPU.

However, a question about motherboard. If I were to go with the AMD, which mobo should I use?

Sorry I'm a complete noob in this aspect. I've checked all the AM3 mobos (preferably Asus), and I kinda came down to the 870 but I've been reading that the 870 is more of a X6 mobo and it an overkill for the X4.

Any advice?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131631

This board is bulldozer CPU compatible

http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/AM3_PLUS_Ready/
Edited by Tweeky - 3/23/11 at 11:20am
    
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post #6 of 14
I have been very happy with this board so far:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-198-_-Product

My first Asrock board. So far so good.
post #7 of 14
I'm planning to use this CPU in my next build as well and at this point I'm thinking the ASUS M4A87TD or M4A79XTD EVO.
Edited by loveadventurer - 3/23/11 at 5:47pm
post #8 of 14
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is that the 870 and 790X? I am considering the 790X as well but it only has Sata2, where the 870 has Sata3....I can get the same WDC Black 500GB sata3 version cheaper than sata2..
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post #9 of 14
I've been happy with the M4A89GTD, and when I got it I think it was $100? I don't know if that's still the case.

Oops, that's the same board. Should have followed the link before replying.

Well anyways, I second that one.
    
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post #10 of 14
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Gonna go with the M4A79XTD-EVO since this IS a budget system and I don't really need SATA/USB 3 ... maybe upgrade in 3 years or something when I have the cash for it.
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