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Old 12-18-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default best cpu for the mobo

money dosent matter

i want to know what the best cpu for this mother board is i was thinking it was.

socket am3

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3400MHz 512KBx4 6MB Deneb 45nm C3 125W 4000 F5


http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Support/...ProductID=3143

mobo is from newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128394

current set up is

1 x GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

1 x AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX240OCGQBOX - Retail

1 x CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 - Retail
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:08 AM   #2
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looks good
that is AMDS fasest CPU

make sure your case is micro ATX
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:35 AM   #3
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looks good
that is AMDS fasest CPU

make sure your case is micro ATX
Why? An ATX would work just fine. mATX cases tend to be pretty cramped. I wouldn't recommend them for a custom build unless space is an issue.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:16 AM   #4
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that mobo is uATX
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:18 AM   #5
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So? mATX MBs fit in all ATX cases. mATX is smaller than ATX. There might be a few exceptions, but I've never seen an ATX case that doesn't have the mounting holes for an mATX MB. I mean, getting an mATX would be kind of backwards if you ask me...especially if he wants to upgrade and get an ATX MB down the road.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:21 AM   #6
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hmm... really?
dont i feel foolish.
didnt think of the backwards capability.
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This. (notice what's listed under "motherboard compatibility")

Now, you do have a valid claim (as I said there are always exceptions), but the ones that don't LIST support for mATX are the no-name I'd-never-buy-this-unless-I-had-absolutely-no-money-or-knowledge cases (the Linkworld ones)
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:29 AM   #8
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well, i sure hope he dosnt have one of them.

do stock towers usually support uATX?
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Stock as in like from a manufacturer? i.e. HP, Dell, etc? Most of those types of towers ONLY support mATX and NOT ATX. Therefore, they cause problems when you want to upgrade to a MB that's ATX, as the case is not big enough to support it. It's been a while since I've worked with a manufacturer case that had an ATX MB installed, so I can't speak as to whether it supported mATX (the size isn't the problem, it's just whether or not the holes are there I believe).
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that is what i thought.

hole alignment can be a bitch.
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i was looking at

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166004

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835887010


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-727-_-Product
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Dells all run BTX cases and boards now. Which is annoying because it's making most MB manufacturers want to switch to BTX which I think is an awful design.

And if the case supports ATX, it has to support mATX. The board has ATX lineup for the top and only 3 mounts less on the bottom.
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wow that got off topic quick.
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not off topic, i answerd your question about the CPU

and we are now discussion mother board form factors, so you know if it will fit your case or not.
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I would strongly recommend this TIM over anything else--especially over AS, which has a cure time. I researched a while ago and I believe this was a few degrees cooler on whatever test rig they used over AS. Tuniq is good, so I've heard, though as well.

As for your case, I don't really like Sunbeam, but cases are really personal purchases IMHO, so you can get what you want. Judging from what Grant explained, it should work for mATX, even though it's not stated. I forgot that the holes still line up...the board is just "shorter".
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^ right.

Also, I suggest OCZ Freeze for Thermal Compound. It's really based on the surface you are applying. No compound is a panacea. You need to see the product or read reviews on what the typical surface is like from that product/manufacturer. Surface smoothness completely dictates what sort of compound you need - More or less viscosity.
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^ right.

Also, I suggest OCZ Freeze for Thermal Compound. It's really based on the surface you are applying. No compound is a panacea. You need to see the product or read reviews on what the typical surface is like from that product/manufacturer. Surface smoothness completely dictates what sort of compound you need - More or less viscosity.
Yup yup. I usually suggest MX-2 to beginners because it's easy to use and very effective. I'd say it's got 'mid' level viscosity compared to others I have used before.
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i wouldn't consider my self a noob but like everyone else what is the best theraml compound.
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Default Re: best cpu for the mobo

There is no "best". It's that way for almost every product/part inside a computer. There is never a best in general, but a best for the specific application. You really need to read an article that I'll give you the link to.

BenchMark Reviews 80-way Thermal Compound Test .

You should read all of it rather than click next 13 times to see what is "best"
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