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Mother board recommendation?

Gradyn
  • 82 months ago

Hi, I am looking for an ATX/Micro ATX mother board that would fit with all of these other parts and run well also. Please make sure that it fits the specifications of the case and please trie to make it work with any other specifications. If there is a mother board that would be great with my GPU but I would need a new CPU, please feel free to suggest other upgrades as I have not purchased any of the other parts.

Parts:

CPU | [AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor] (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad580kwohjbox) | $109.99 @ Amazon

CPU Cooler | [Cooler Master RR-T612-20PK-R1 82.9 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler] (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rrt61220pkr1) | $47.24 @ Amazon

Memory | [G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory] (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c10d16gab) | $151.99 @ Newegg

Storage | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive] (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) | $63.98 @ Outlet PC

Video Card | [EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card] (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp43657krboost) | $163.98 @ Newegg

Case | [NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case] (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410b1) | $84.50 @ Amazon

Power Supply | [Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply] (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600) | $54.99 @ Microcenter

Optical Drive | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer] (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $16.99 @ Newegg

Operating System | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)] (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $89.98 @ Outlet PC

Please make it good for pretty medium gaming, Minecraft, Starcraft, WoW and other things of that nature. Also must be pretty good for recording games with something like Fraps.

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you are going to take advantage of the APU it may make more sense to consider a different CPU and Motherboard.

At a similar price point you could consider

FX 6300 Motherboard M5A97 R2.0 GPU Depends on your personal preference and the games you play as some have superior performance on AMD vs Nvidia or vice a versa. With that noted the 7850 can offer superior performance at a lower price.

ASUS 7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121728 - 140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121651 - 169

The rest of the build looks solid.

You could also consider an Intel build a slight increase

CPU Core i3 2100 approx 120 Motherboard - ASUS Z77-A 115

The i3 would be quite strong in most real world usage cases but the FX if heavily loaded and overclocked could provide superior performance in well threaded and well balance multicore aware applications.

Hope this helps best of luck with the build.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD APU is not very useful on this situation. I recommend these.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $76.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $186.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 23:45 EDT-0400

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