Which motherboard to buy

By yukka · 5 replies
Aug 4, 2008
  1. I want to upgrade my machine from the asrock agp nforce 3 mobo i am currently using to a new mobo that will take my amd 6400x2 cpu and the 4*1GB sticks of DDR2 6400 ram. I want to buy a ati 4870 to go in this mobo (or a x2 version when they come out) and I wouldnt mind considering going for crossfire.

    Anyone got any ideas what motherboard would offer the best features/performance/compatability for that cpu and gfx combination? I would also want to be able to upgrade potentially to a phenom if the clock speeds ever get high enough to make it worthwhile.

    Also, 4 sticks of 1Gb ram. Anyone see any issues with that?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have had a look at a few chipsets and the 780 ati ones stand out but i havent kept up to speed on it as much as on the gfx cards. I dont buy new motherboards very often :)
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

  3. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 861   +67

  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    go for the the platinum version
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Any motherboard with the 790X chipset will also work. I recommend this one.
  6. Gflo

    Gflo TS Rookie Posts: 81

    do not get anything with Cmedia on it-BAD JUJU(no tech support)
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