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fyshawk February 18, 2010 05:12 PM

New Build ( A couple Questions )
 
I am building a new rig and going to using it for gaming my question is on memory and which board to use
My question is would these run in either one of these motherboards with this processor

Patriot Sector 5 Viper II4GB 2x2 Gb DDR3 1333 Mhz 2 Kits

Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Socket AM3 AMD 790FX

Asus Crosshair III Formula Socket AM3 AMD 790FX

and cpu is this one
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) Quad Core Socket AM3, 3.4GHz, 8Mb

will be building it in a Antec 902 case Corsair 850 watt PSU
and getting the ATI Radeon HD 5850

input is apreciated thanks

crazyhorsejohnny February 18, 2010 05:14 PM

Those are both good boards but I would go with the Asus. For Ram check G.Skill as it's usually less expensive but still great.

SugarJ February 18, 2010 05:15 PM

Yes, that memory will work in either mobo listed.

fyshawk February 18, 2010 05:18 PM

Great now just got to decide leaning towards the Asus as I have always used them this will be my first AMD rig my Intel Quad does pretty good but I just want to upgrade a bit

Hunt February 18, 2010 05:48 PM

Not to come across as a Intel fanboy, but compare the 965 (or 955) to the i5 750. If you're going AMD to save some money, probably get the 955. But if you want the 965, the i5 750 is only $20 more and does perform better at stock speeds. The i5 750 should OC better as well.

Either way, both 965 and 750 are great chips, so I'm sure you'd be happy with both. I was thinking of getting a 965, but after doing some research, the 750 does seem to be a better buy for performance for not much more money. Just something to think about.

crazyhorsejohnny February 18, 2010 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hunt (Post 335824)
Not to come across as a Intel fanboy, but compare the 965 (or 955) to the i5 750. If you're going AMD to save some money, probably get the 955. But if you want the 965, the i5 750 is only $20 more and does perform better at stock speeds. The i5 750 should OC better as well.

Either way, both 965 and 750 are great chips, so I'm sure you'd be happy with both. I was thinking of getting a 965, but after doing some research, the 750 does seem to be a better buy for performance for not much more money. Just something to think about.

750 at stock is better than a 965 at stock ? And you can geta 965 for $185 now.

Hunt February 18, 2010 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazyhorsejohnny (Post 335831)
750 at stock is better than a 965 at stock ? And you can geta 965 for $185 now.

On average, from most of the reviews I've read the 750 tends to be better. I'm sure a lot of that is meaningless benchmark stuff and the real world difference is pretty small.

You can get the i5 750 for $210 at Newegg.ca, so I guess the difference is now $25.

I'd try to get a 955 since it'll OC to the same level as a 965 pretty much, and if you're getting one of those processors, I'll assume OC'ing will be done due to the unlocked multiplier.

Bond007 February 18, 2010 07:16 PM

I agree with most of the comments above. Overall nice build choices. I wouldn't buy the 965, since the 955 is usually a decent amount cheaper and can easily OC to the same speeds. Stock vs stock the 750 will be around the same as 955/965 (depends on which site and which tests you look at), though there are a lot of die-hard fans that will definitely say go for the 750. I say if you have the extra few dollars in your budget (for the 750 and motherboard) and are going to do some good overclocking, then go for the 750. If you need to keep costs a bit lower and want a dead simple OC option then go for the 955.

fyshawk February 19, 2010 06:35 PM

Ok odered my board today should be in by monday Asus Crosshair III Formula Socket AM3 AMD 790FX
now looking for memory DDR 3 1333
Any hints on which way i should go would be nice and appreciated thanks


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