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#112391 6-Dec-2012 20:33
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Like an idiot I scratched slightly my motherboard while installing my new 7850 graphics card (now the CPU fan kinda half spins when I turn on the PSU which is very odd, but hitting the boot on/off button does nothing. No response). So need a new AM3+ uATX motherboard.



These appear to be the obvious range of choices:



http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?j=1004622,1379925,1004620,1025304,955608,885510,1130607



I had a very hard job trying to determine how to narrow it down further???



But then I noticed the listed bus speed of some seemed low. While I only have a lowly Athlon X2 now, I intended to in the near future upgrade it to a a higher end AM3+ FX CPU. They go at 5,200 MT/s so this seems to rule out all of the above except these two:



http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?j=1025304,885510



Is there any obvious reason why I should choose one over the other? It seems to me the only real choice I need to make now is having the option of a future expansion to 32gigs of RAM or instead if having potentially Crossfire is more important to me. (I'm leaning towards the former of 32gigs being a more likely upgrade for me than Crossfire, maybe)



(that was a mission and a half researching and writing this on my phone! Can't wait to get my computer back...)




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  #728269 6-Dec-2012 20:39
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Fascinating little bug... seems when I use the BBCode [url=] from the mobile GZ site it doesn't turn them into links, but it does after I go to the desktop version (but still viewed on my phone of course) I can "edit" it to make it appear as it should (actually I changed nothing aside from hitting edit then submit again).


edit: oops, can't edit the original post but I forgot to include CPU *fan*... as of course the CPU itself doesn't spin! Sorry, kinda hard to proof read when typing this on my phone (no computer at the moment... sob sob).




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