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Which board should I be looking into that is under $150, that has a lot of leeway on graphics, cpu, and ram.
Meaning I can Put in
A nice AMD Phenom or such CPU,
A nice PCI-E 16/32x 2.0, not 1.0,
And about 4 gigs of ram.

Edit - Looking at a Gigabyte UD4P
 

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Which board should I be looking into that is under $150, that has a lot of leeway on graphics, cpu, and ram.
Meaning I can Put in
A nice AMD Phenom or such CPU,
A nice PCI-E 16/32x 2.0, not 1.0,
And about 4 gigs of ram.

What speed of Ram? DDR2 or 3
 

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well, I have my eyes on a Gigabyte UD4P mobo. As far as ram, anything that I can get 4-6 gigs of, under 80 bucks, prefer ddr3 probably have to get them used.
 

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There are no x32 PCIe mobos around as far as I know. But if you want a good motherboard, go for the combo board such as this:

M4A79 Deluxe - It's the same board I use. It's definitely more than $150 but it's a hell of a board. It'll allow for a definite upgrade if you care to down the road.

Phenom II 940 Black Edition - Good core. If you don't care to overclock it, it's still fast as hell.


For RAM, go for G.Skill or Patriot if you want quality and performance. OCZ isn't bad either.

For that board, it only supports ATI but that's even better if you're on a budget.
Good card:

Sapphire HD4770

Wanna overclocking monster but same card? XFX HD4770

Just to give you a decent pick of the lot. The board is perfect if you just want something for now and want to upgrade later. Start with an AM2+ chip and when something really badass from AM3 comes out then it'll let you use it. Not to mention it's also made to overclock your CPU.
 

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For that board, it only supports ATI but that's even better if you're on a budget.
Good card:

What do you mean only support ATI?
 

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Okay down to this question...

Which should I get, A GA-EP45-UD3P or a GA-MA790X-UD4P? I don't have any CPU for either of these, so I would need to get one for it, preferably a 3.2+ in either the Intel for UD3P or something like a Phenom for the UD4P... so which would be cheaper for me, but able to game for a good 3-5 more years?
 

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If you're going to game, then its definitely AMD. So your choice has come down to the GA-MA790X-UD4P.

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Okay down to this question...

Which should I get, A GA-EP45-UD3P or a GA-MA790X-UD4P? I don't have any CPU for either of these, so I would need to get one for it, preferably a 3.2+ in either the Intel for UD3P or something like a Phenom for the UD4P... so which would be cheaper for me, but able to game for a good 3-5 more years?
 

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790x is a good choice,but so would the 785.either board is a good budget board.with the 785 you could save some bucks and put it toward your ram.
 

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How would I save some money though when Intel CPU are more costly? If I remember correctly. But I guess Phenoms are pretty damned expensive too. Grr. My father's system is an Intel, Perl D865 and he has an extreme edition 3.2 cpu, that I guess is acting as a tri-core CPU, and it proves far better than most AMD's... but way out of my price range.
 

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Which board should I be looking into that is under $150, that has a lot of leeway on graphics, cpu, and ram.
Meaning I can Put in
A nice AMD Phenom or such CPU,
A nice PCI-E 16/32x 2.0, not 1.0,
And about 4 gigs of ram.

Edit - Looking at a Gigabyte UD4P

Go around 180 and get the m4a79t deluxe and get the asus!
with the amd phenom 955 BE...
Get a sound card tOO!
 
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