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Old 03-09-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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what is a good amd processor and mobo combination for a gaming rig?

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Old 03-09-2007, 04:07 PM   #2
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What's your budget?
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:42 PM   #3
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what is a good amd processor and mobo combination for a gaming rig?

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I don't know if you just want amd because you like them lol, but you should take a serious look into Intel Core 2 Duos or maybe even the Core 2 Quads if your budget is big enough for one of those. Right now the intel core 2's are kicking amd in the butt.

heres a link to the best price to performance ratio core 2 duo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
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sli mobo
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Well, right now if you've don't have a tight budget I would recommned this combo right here...
Mobo:$380
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131074
CPU:$970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115011

Those are the two best products out right now.
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i'm "building it for school" so i can write it off next year.

i don't really have a set budget per say. a couple months ago i priced out a pretty decent box and it came to like $2k. so i guess $2k is a nice round number to shoot for.

i don't necessarily prefer amd over intel, i've just heard from a couple people that amd is better. then again, i've heard the same about intel.

i would like an SLI compatible mobo.

i appologize about the delayed responce.

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at a 2k budget a C2D is way better(this is coming from an amd fan) dont go quad core not enough support for them or good drivers the e6600 is the single best CPU in the world factoring in price
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:38 PM   #8
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i found 7 mobos that are compatible with the e6600 and are SLI compatible.

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_a...e_id=40/popup1[]=5:278/sortby=priceA/popup3[]=30:2076/popup4[]=12:22

which would your suggest? or something else?

i don't know why the whole thing isn't underlined ???
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heres a quick build that will suit you very nicely assuming you already have keyboard monitor mouse, etc.

mobo: evga 680i chipset
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009
gpu: evga 8800gtx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072
cpu: core 2 duo e6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
ram: corsair dominator ddr2 800 2GB(2x1gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145168
hdd: western digital raptor 74gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136033
case: lian-li pc60bpluII
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112100

total comes to $1700 USD which leaves you $300 for other things such as dvd drive etc...plus there a couple rebates with those parts...thsi motherboard supports sli and so does this video card if later opn down the road you wanted to throw two of these in sli but that card can handle any game on all high settings without sli easily
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The build hascet posted is good. You may want to add an additional hard drive for extra storage if you have lots of music, movies, etc.

What are you using it for?? Just school? Gaming?
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