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Hey guys I'm nearing the final planning of my gaming rig.

 

I'm trying to keep prices down and stay as close a $1000 as possible.

 

I will be using a Phenom 2 955 CPU.

In my rig I will be running one video card (XFX 5850) and I don't plan to ever crossfire.

 

So my question is should I get the MSI 790 FX and leave myself with more options.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813130223

 

Or save money and buy a Gigabyte 770TA with usb 3.0 and Sata 6

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...8-419-_-Product

 

Any and all suggestions are appreciated!!!

 

Thanks Guys!

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I hope you have a spare graphics card lying around in case you run into a problem

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I hope you have a spare graphics card lying around in case you run into a problem

 

 

?? What ??

 

I am definitely confused now.

Edited by feetfats

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Dont skimp on a motherboard. Get the best you can afford.

 

A motherboard can make or break a rig.

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Umm potato???

 

And CAINuke! Thanks, yea I figured it would be better in the long run to get a good motherboard! Do you recommend this one or is there a better one in this range???

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In the same price bracket I picked up a ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO set me back in the neighborhood of $85 at the time if you don't count the idiotic moment of forgetting that I didn't have ANY DDR3 at the time :lol: Looks to be a solid board with the limited play time I've had with it and a CRAPLOAD of BIOS options. Sorta wish I had went with something with a second 8X or higher 16X slot, but it was discounted and I wanted to play with my Athlon II X4 all while having an old 4200+ to replace it in the Crosshair II Formula for now.

 

I don't think you'll be too unhappy either way.

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if you don't plan to crossfire get a 790GX board, a little bit cheaper and with onboard graphics... you will never know when a gpu is going to cause a problem, but at least you have onboard spare... and on overclocking side 790GX board perform quite good

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Honestly the 890GX boards are the best bang for the buck at the moment. They run less than the 790FX and my ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 clocked my CPU's higher than my Gigabyte 790FX board.

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Thanks guys those are all good suggestions!!

I'm still researching, and I still can't find a reason that any of them would beat the 770 I posted for a single GPU setup.

DO you guys have one?

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Thanks guys those are all good suggestions!!

I'm still researching, and I still can't find a reason that any of them would beat the 770 I posted for a single GPU setup.

DO you guys have one?

 

I have a Gigabyte 770 and while a solid board I am pulled to the features and solidness of the 890GX ATM :)

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