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    Default Trouble deciding on a new mobo

    To go with this cpu

    any suggestions?

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    Oh, I see what you are asking.. lol. Are you going to do crossfire or SLI?
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    yes, but what motherboard to use?

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    SLI. 2x msi 460gtx talon attacks

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128423

    You can get cheaper if you are on a budget.

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    any thoughts on how the amd phenox II x6 compares?

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    I have always gone with intel, so I can't give any feedback on AMD processors but I wager it would perform well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qorth View Post
    To go with this cpu

    any suggestions?
    If budget is not the issue http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131642

    As far as the Thuban is concerned get a 890 fx chipset MOBO if you choose to go that route. Otherwise you won't get everything out of that chip. While I am not running an X6 I can say for certain AMD cpus perform fairly well overall. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130565 is probably the best AM3 mobo on the market today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakha View Post
    If budget is not the issue http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131642

    As far as the Thuban is concerned get a 890 fx chipset MOBO if you choose to go that route. Otherwise you won't get everything out of that chip. While I am not running an X6 I can say for certain AMD cpus perform fairly well overall. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130565 is probably the best AM3 mobo on the market today.
    money isn't an issue but what would your second choice in board be for the 950

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    Don't waste money on an old i7, buy a sandy i7 2600k, they go only for 300$ or even less (they cost 350 euros in europe so..)

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    $170 for ram and dual GTX 460s is insane, not to mention an end of life socket.
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    AMDs fair quite well, but the X6 won't see its true potential in a game. Frankly, the i7 probably won't either, since most games are really bad about not using all 4 cores. Generally speaking, though the i7s are better, the Phenom IIs are cheaper. If you have the money to drop on an i7, I'd go for it... after Sandy Bridge is fixed. Faster and cheaper seems worth the wait to me.

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