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Best Mobo / Processor combo?

By Rockrz
Dec 20, 2008
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  1. I bought my PC in '06 and it has the Asus A8N-SLI Premium motherboard
    and it has the AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64 processor.

    It performs decently, but I'm considering upgrading to a more powerful processor and motherboard that can handle more power. I'm currently running XP Pro, but eventually I'll be upgrading to Vista or even the new Windows 7 when it comes out.

    So, I'd like to have a motherboard / processor combination that can handle
    having at least 8gigs of RAM, 1200+ front side bus, and large cache.

    Anyone have suggestions for high end motherboard / processor combos to look at? And, is Intel now the king for fastest processors?
  2. direwolf007

    direwolf007 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    Well, assuming you have an unlimited budget, an Intel Core i7 965 and an X58 motherboard of your choice will be the most processing power you can get, pretty much.
  3. Rockrz

    Rockrz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Wow, how much does that setup run?

    I'd like to keep the costs down to around $1000
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    $1000 will get you an Core i7 940 and an ASUS P6T Deluxe. Best cpu+mobo for that price.
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