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MOBO/CPU recomendations

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mklangelo, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. Mklangelo

    Mklangelo Banned Thread Starter

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    I'm in the process of building a new PC and am at an impasse.

    I'm liking some of the AMD FM2 cpu's but do they all feature the Trinity architecture? I do want to install a PCIE GPU so am not sure the Trinity APU is the way to go since I would just be watering down the increased graphic capibility of the cpu and using a lot of power.

    So my question is am I trapping myself into this by going with a socket FM2 mobo? I'm looking at ASUS-F2A85-v-pro-Award mobo.

    Any recomendations would be greatly appreciated. The GPU I'm leaning toward is GeForce GTX 650Ti AMP! by Zotec.


    In a nutshell, I'm trying to build a desktop with decent gaming ability with a budget of ~$300 US for mobo and gpu combined.


    thanks in advance.

    MK
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    Is gaming the only real concern? Or other things too?
     
  3. Mklangelo

    Mklangelo Banned Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply, LoserOLimbs,

    Gaming is pretty important but it will also be for work. Lots of multitasking and dual monitor, perhaps 3 monitors but if that becomes a reality I have one of these: HIS Multi-View II DVI USB 2.0 Adapter HMV2-MAC-PC

    Happy New Year!

    MK
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Since that video card is approx $170 or so, that does not leave much for a mb, cpu, and ram. Add to this you are going to have to have a quality pw supply; something in the neighborhood of 650W or so.
     
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