MSI vs ASUS vs ASrock vs Gigabyte vs Biostar

irfan88

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Please tell me which of these motherboards would be the best for building a gaming PC (Budget $110)


ASRock 880G EXTREME3

vs

ASRock 870 EXTREME3

vs

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO

vs

BIOSTAR TA870+

vs

MSI 870A-G54

vs

MSI 870S-G54

vs

Gigabyte 870A-UD3

vs

ASUS M4A87TD EVO

vs

MSI 870-G45

vs

MSI 790X-G45

vs

GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H

Please give me multiple options as some of them are not available in India (out of stock).
 

tecmo34

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ASUS is the best all around manufacturer of motherboards, which is why I choose it. Not a fan of MSI and Gigabyte are very good boards too so not a bad choice.

The main reason I went with the ASRock 870 Extreme3, as it is the best price to performance / features for an AM3 motherboard out right now... IMO.
 

irfan88

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but that motherboard Asus AMD Motherboard (Model M4A87TD EVO) does a 16x,4x crossfire and not 8x,8x.

So don't you think that it would effect the performance of dual ati cards when installed.
 

irfan88

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And which processor should I opt for.

The motherboards listed by you support core unlocking. So should I go with a Phenom II x2 555 BE, Phenom II x3 720 BE or go with an original quad Athlon II x4 640 for gaming purpose.
 

saint19

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The games performance depends mostly of the GPU, but the CPU also do his job there. Th core unlock isn't 100% that works fine, so, if you want a quad-core buy a quad-core.

The L3 cache is very useful for heavy work and games, so, the X3 720 is a solid option for CPU.
 

irfan88

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and which graphic card do you suggest me for crossfire.

a HD 5770, HD 5850 or a HD 6850.

I would be gaming at a maximum of 1680*1050 resolution. I am not planning to upgrade my monitor.
 

saint19

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For 6850 Crossfire is recommended a 650W or better, that PSU is for the entire system.

So, look for a 650W or 700W PSU from a good manufacturer like Anter, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX or PC Power and Cooling.
 

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