what to do what to do

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by irishmonkey, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. irishmonkey

    irishmonkey Member

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    XFX 6950 2 gig
    ok im building a new rig, but im stuck.


    the parts i already own and cant upgrade (due to money) are as follows
    amd phenome 2 3.4ghz quad core 965
    xfx 6950 2gig 256bit
    8 gigs ddr3 1600 rip jaws.

    i want to do a mobo upgrade, but i dont think ill be grabing the new 8 cores seeing the reviews there getting.

    since ill be sticking with am3 for now would it be better if i get a am3 board or upgrade for the future and get a 990fx am3+ board.

    what do you guys think, and what would be a great board.

    (i dont really want to have to oc just to get my memory to read at 1600 either, and i would like the option to crossfire at 16 x 16)

    here is a few am3+ boards i was looking at
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

    and

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736

    lastly

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...rue&Keywords=(keywords)&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

    which board would utilize my parts the best?

    please any advice would be greatly appreciated.


    thank you
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  2. Red_Crysis

    Red_Crysis New Member

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    Palit gtx 460 Sonic OC
    SABERTOOTH 990FX is good and GA-990FXA-UD3 is better...
    but for GA-990FXA-UD3, you sure have to get rev 1.2 since it has combo e-Sata/USB compared to rev 1.0/1.1..
    both support SLI and CFX x16...
     

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