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Old 12-10-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Question Budget Powerhouse! Ram? Motherboard?

Hey guys,

In the near future I am going to build a gaming pc for around $600-$800!

I need help choosing Ram and a Motherboard.

I am a little confused with what motherboard because I have heard that you need a motherboard which supports your processor or something like that...

Also I have no idea what Ram to get, yes I know Ram is Ram but still.. I need a good quality piece. I am looking for 2x4gb ddr3 Ram.

Here is my list of parts so far, feel free to tell me what you think!

CPU: AMD FX-8320
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 (Maybe 650 Ti +30)
PSU: Litepower 600w
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 W/O PSU S/Panel
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5
Ram?
Motherboard?

O.S. Windows 7

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How much are you looking to spend on a motherboard, GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com
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How much are you looking to spend on a motherboard, GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com
Probably about $110-$120?

But I'll go that extra if the motherboard you suggested is worth it...

Will that motherboard support all my parts... Especially the processor?

Also what ram should I look for in conjunction with that motherboard?
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Default Re: Budget Powerhouse! Ram? Motherboard?

How about this then Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard, As for ram G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM - Newegg.com
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Thanks for the really fast replies!

Just working out postage as I am in Australia and Newegg.com is in America!

Both parts look ideal and their prices are exceptional!
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Hmm, Newegg doesn't ship to Australia unfortunately and Pccasegear don't have that board. How about this one from ASUS ASRock 970 Extreme4 Motherboard [970-EXTREME4] - $115.00 : PC Case Gear
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Hmm, Newegg doesn't ship to Australia unfortunately and Pccasegear don't have that board. How about this one from ASUS ASRock 970 Extreme4 Motherboard [970-EXTREME4] - $115.00 : PC Case Gear
3 year warranty? Reliable?
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Sorry to bother you so much but I'm building this with my dad. Now, this may be a silly question but how do you install Dos and Bios? Do we have to purchase or what?
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Yes it is, ASRock boards are very good reliable..
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Yes it is, ASRock boards are very good reliable..
Sorry to bother you so much but I'm building this with my dad. Now, this may be a silly question but how do you install Dos and Bios? Do we have to purchase or what?
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