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Old 12-08-2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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What do you guys think about the GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-DS4 AM2+.And what processor should i match it up with.Its primarily for gaming.thanks all
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:46 PM   #2
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How much have you got to spend? Are you an OC'er? I think regardless of the answers to the questions you can get a better board. Answering them however, would help me select the best for your situation.

If you have $200 to spend on a motherboard and you are an OC'er I recommend the Asus M3A79-T Deluxe. While for a processor I recommend the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ BE. Although it seems cheap, with the board recommended above, you should be able to easily hit the 3.4GHz mark.

If you're not an OC'er I highly recommend you make the switch over from AMD to Intel. If you can't do that then I suggest you get the same processor listed above, but instea of the OC'er motherboard, get the Foxconn A7GM-S 780G.
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i already have the gigabyte board was just wondering your opinions and what processor i should get.is the 790x no good then?
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I am currently running the GIGABYTE GA-MA790FX-DS5. So far as I have seen, it runs great. I have an X2 5000+ Black Edition CPU overclocked to 3.1GHz sitting in it.

A good choice for a CPU would be an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.1GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 89W
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:59 PM   #5
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AR, any idea of how the DS4 OC's? He could be able to push the 5400+ further than the 6000+. Although I'm not sure on how good of a OC'er the user and the processor are...
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thanks atomic rooster and joga.what would you then recommend as a gpu
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What games are you looking to play?
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Well, considering the 6000+ is running at 3.1GHz already and can be pushed a bit further, it would be a better buy than the 5400+ BE.

I'm not sure of it's overclocking abilities, but there's more to a motherboard then just overclocking. Stability and performance just to name a couple. The AMD 790 is an excellent performing chipset for the AMD CPU's.



A GPU? How much do you want to spend?

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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He'd probably be better off with the 6000+ as he may not OC. It's the safest bet.
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tf2,old cs. hardly play crysis but was looking forward to playing fallout 3 and far cry 2
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