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Q: Gaming Motherboard

Hi . considering that I don't overclock , I don't wanna SLI , im gonna buy cpu I7 4790 4G - 32G ddr (8x4 quad channel) - Windows 10 64bit .What's the best gaming and cheapest gigabyte motherboard on the market ?
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A:What gaming motherboard?

anyone? please.
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A:Gaming motherboard

an a7n8x (is that what you mean by avn8x?) is the BEST gaming motherboard out there - dont bother with intel boards for gaming - they are several times the cost with a very little performance advantage over the AMD boards. Also a good choise on CPU - if you are going to buy some new ram (which i assume you are) buy DDR2700 (333) Corsair XMS RAM - it is not alot more expensive but considerably higher quality than run-of-the-mill generic ram.
as for the graphics card - i have never like ATi but thats personal - if i say that i would recommend a nvidia card - i would
a) be wrong
b) be shouted down by everyone else on the forums
so.....the Radeon 9700 is a very good choise of card and it is not overly expensive - and everyone else will recommend it - so with all that you should have a VERY good rig

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A:What CPU's are compatible with the MSI B85-G43 Gaming Motherboard

Core i7 [ 4771,4770T,4770S,4770K,4770,4765T ]
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Hi everyone just a question on what to look for when buying a motherboard for gaming, i have a budget of around 100 - 150 im really stuggling to find whats best any help will be great thanks
ps im looking for an intel one

A:Solved: Motherboard For Gaming

Go with Asus, unless you value support. Asus creates some of the best boards. Don't get a cheap one and get one that's made for over-clocking. You will thank me later.

Here's a good one:

Here's the best:

I'm an AMD guy, but I bought a board similar to that 300 dollar one. I absolutely love it. The Crosshair extreme
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I'm building my first computer and would like to know which motherboard/CPU combo you guys would suggest. This computer is going to be used mainly for gaming and I've got a budget of about 200.00 for the motherboard/CPU. I'm know I'm not going to be getting the best with that kind of budget but what is the best for that price?

A:need a Gaming Motherboard/CPU combo

No problem, thats a decent budget for a good mb/cpu combo.

You will need to decide whether you want amd or intel. Sites i reccomend are or

Here are some of my suggestions:


Or if you don't want to play around with rebates:

For $200, you could get a sli board, and a decent cpu, or a non-sli board, and a better cpu, I would reccomend getting the better cpu, because sli is a big waste of money, but it's all up to you.
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A:Gaming Motherboard Choice

Have you looked at the AS Rock Z77 Professional Fatal1ty gaming board?
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so out of these 2 boards which would be better for gaming?

The reason i liked the Asus was because it could handle 1066 RAM, but im not sure about the chipset and if thats a good motherboard or not?

And would any kind of RAM work in these motherboards?

A:Solved: Gaming Motherboard

081 would be my choice-- use only the ram specified.A high perrcent of Gamers though go with AMD instead of INTEL
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A:Gaming motherboard options

The i5 2500K is the best CPU in terms of value and perormance. A decent Z68 board with at least 2 PCI-E slots should be good to go.

AMD have disappointed with their FX lineup unless you're willing to get the top-end FX 8150.
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A:Possible New Motherboard For Gaming Computer?

Answered here:
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on the members multipe threads on the same thing (that makes 3 threads including this one!)
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after much strife with my old board i gave up trying to fix it
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A:Advice on buying gaming motherboard please

Depends on your budget really....


Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 Motherboard Phenom II Socket AM3 AMD 880G RAID Gigabit Ethernet (rev 3.1)

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OCZ 12gb Ddr3-1600 Plat Triple Channel 6x2gb


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Graphics Card

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A:Need help choosing a motherboard for new gaming system

Wow, dump the 12gb of RAM and expensive motherboard, and throw in a GTX 5870. IMO worth it to step down to P55 and go with a GTX 480.

ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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is good to medium gaming mid end pc maybe ??????


PC Depot Online. ASUS B85-PRO GAMER INTEL B85 S1150 M/B

with I3
PC Depot Online. INTEL CORE I3-4130 PROCESSOR LGA1150

is good or not just tell me :gee k:
but i dont want overclock my mobo or proc or graphics card

A:motherboard gaming ASUS B85-PRO GAMER ??

"gaming" mobos are just labelled gimmicks.. because they have cool names and say theyre for gamers people think theyre getting a good deal..

now you say you dont intend to overclock.. 90% of that mobos features that are additional will be aimed at overclocking, that and the i3 processor not being a particularly strong cpu for gaming, id aim at something much cheaper with less guff you wont use.
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A:Choosing budget Gaming motherboard

I go to for a quick look at what's currently available. (Unfortunately, they only do business in the USA and Canada.)

It appears that the best bargain in a Z77 board is the ASRock Z77 Pro3. It has slightly unusual dimensions (30.5X19.3cm, rather than 30.5X24.4cm for a full-sized ATX board), but it's not microATX. I'm not sure what you give up with it, but it has favorable reviews for a "budget" board. At Newegg, it's considerably less expensive than the Extreme4.

I've not used one.
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A:Can I build a gaming system with a mATX motherboard?

everything sounds good. Of course you can...

That is a micro ATX by its description, and you could make one hell of a gaming system with that board.

The video card you are planning on getting isnt bad either, I'm sure you will be able to run those games with that card.

Here is a list of motherboard that should work for you.

If that link doesnt work, here is a few direct links.

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A:Suggest motherboard for nvidia GTS450 & i3 4160 (gaming)

I would go for either the H87 or H97. It is really your choice in the end but all of the ones listed are good. ASUS, Gigabyte, and Asrock are all good board manufacturers.
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Here's the deal: (add the www to see it)

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A:Intel desktop board DP55WB motherboard for gaming?

Pyron92 said:

So I recently had my main computer crash and break to the point I need a new computer so I figured I'd make it worth it this time.

Here's the deal: (add the www to see it)

Everything on there seems decent but I am curious about the board itself. Would the Intel Desktop Board DP55WB Motherboard be good for gaming, which I wish to use my computer mainly for. I have at most a 700 dollar budget and this seems like a nice deal for it. I plan on putting a Geforce GTX 580 graphics card in it as soon as I get the money as a little side note if it matters.Click to expand...

I'd suggest looking at the same chipset, but in either Gigabyte or Asus brands. Intel boards are fine, as much as it goes, but the BIOS is very limited as to configuration for different memory, and overclocking options. Intel really markets it's boards as mainstream items, intended for average users and businesses, they're not really aimed at the enthusiast.

The feature set can vary widely from board to board, and you should have a look at these pages to see which board has the capabilities you need;

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A:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.



Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.


Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.

Video card:

Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.

The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.

The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.

You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...


Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.

Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.


Not really. I would also like to see you build it instead of making someone do it for you. That way, you can make sure it's done right the first time. You won't need to know how to do anything because you can lean on us.

I also recommend posting this thread over on, but make it clear that you're not overclocking. They are very good at building computers.
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A:MSI Z170a Gaming 3 or GTX 960 GAMING 100ME Issue?

7-31-2016 Update

Well no one replied yet to my post but I did some more testing and the result is as follows.

I did some more troubleshooting and cleared the CMOS, swapped monitors, tried another HDMI cable and reinstalled the 960 into the new build for testing but it still did not solve the issue. Still locked at 800X600 with error code 43 (Windows disable the device because of problems) in device manager and I'm concerned about how the card itself boots and lights the RED VGA led on the MSI board. I retested it in that PC that has the 600watt PSU and an Asrock board and while it did work at a higher resolution the card behaves suspiciously during powerup as.

1. Power on All Fans and MSI logo light up.... Monitor is Blue (active)
2. 5 seconds later MSI logo goes off... fans still spinning.....Monitor is Amber (No Signal)
3. 15 seconds later MSI logo comes on......Monitor goes Blue (active)
4. Once Windows loads fans stop spinning. (Normal)

**Note** This is similar to the way it boots in the problem system (no RED led on Asrock board)

So 20 seconds total to initiate a stable signal to me is problematic and this is on the test PC not the one I built BUT I still can't rule out a problem with this MSI motherboard as that RED VGA led still comes on for a few seconds when the GTS 450 is in there (even though it works fine) and I can't find an answer to if that's normal. Sent a "support" request to MSI and their reply was "Try the card in another system and try another card in your problem system" lol. They must not read carefully as this was already covered....hahaha.

So... I need some suggestions besides those I tried and if anyone has a MSI Z170a Gaming 3 board can you please post your startup sequence and let me know if it lights the RED VGA led light on startup?
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A:BSOD 0x9C during gaming, new gaming PC, nothing helps

hello, Lazzi and welcome to the forums. I'll try to help you, but would you please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions here. I can't download the file you linked to without an account, plus we prefer them here. This will tell you how. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also, please open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

And also give as detailed a description as you can about your hardware including the Case, PSU and CPU Cooler, and place them in your system specs. These are the instructions I usually give and maybe it will help you.

Please fill out your System Specs

Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

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A:BSOD Occurring Randomly while gaming and when i am not gaming???

Hi Welcome to SF

Unfortunately the dumps you uploaded are all 0x124 errors which are hardware related
BSOD Index
My initial thought is as this is new machine i would return it to place of purchase as something is obviously not right, if you wish to look into this then...
Have a read of this thread it will give you some things to try
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Analysing your dumps (they are all the same) they state an error with level 2 cache on your cpu

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc43138
Section @ fffffa800bc432c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_PREFETCH_ERR (Proc 1 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021166
Address : 0x00000000a3edddc0
Misc. : 0x0000003206000086

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc59138
Section @ fffffa800bc592c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_DRD_ERR (Proc 4 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021136
Address : 0x000000003d1bddc0
Misc. : 0x0000007007000086

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc22138
Section @ fffffa800bc222c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_DRD_ERR (Proc 5 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021136
Address : 0x000000004f4fddc0
Misc. : 0x000000b040000086
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I think this is your RAM. I need you to do a test...

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A:My new Gaming Rig...

Hello AstaLaVista,

You need to consider a few things in determining the sale price of your used computer -Hardware, software, age of components, price paid, person buying the computer - are they a gamer or casual user. A gamer may understand why you bought a $500 video card and be willing to negotiate, a casual user may not.

I've always found it difficult selling used systems because the price is usually almost always less than half of what I paid. And with computer prices constantly falling the question has to be asked - can I get a new comparable computer for the asking price of your used one? Take these into consideration and you should be able figure out a fair price. A little bit of homework goes a long way - even in selling.

As to building a new system, I would first come up with a budget on how much I'm willing to spend on a new rig. Then I would do some on-line price comparisons on the items I wish to get, put the rig together on paper, and go from there.

I'm not sure about a DDR2/3 combo MB?s but I'd choose on or the other. There are plenty of good DDR2 MB's around and prices are cheap...but the boards are getting old. Since you say you want your new system to last 2-3 years I?d seriously consider a DDR3 setup, especially when you consider that prices on DDR3 has dropped a lot.

Just my two cents.
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A:THE best gaming rig?

Just go to

Everything there is a gamer rig. You can add the components you want and talk to tech support via live chat. This is where I got my rig. Works great and I love it.

Phenom X4 9850
650 watt PSU
8 Gig RAM
MSI SLI mobo
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Vista 64

I plugged it in and pushed all my games to max everything.
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A:I want to get into PC gaming, please help.
Here you go amigo :]
This site is literally made to tell you if your computer passes the minimum / recommended requirements to play the game on high quality with good performance.

This will make it much easier for you to find out.
(There is a drop down list of almost all games)
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Asus m3n78 (i think ^^)

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A:Gaming lag [PSU]

i think it might be your internet lacentsy...
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3263 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 610377 MB, Free - 206340 MB; E: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 559894 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, G31M-GS.
Antivirus: None

Could anyone recommend parts that I could purchase to allow me to play these games at max settings for around 600


A:Gaming with PC £600 Help


If you want to run Skyrim maxed you need a lot of upgrades. You can look at my specs in the drop down and I still can't max out the distant objects detail and shadows. Definitely need a processor and gpu. Most likely that means a new motherboard, which in turns means new memory.

I would look into 2nd generation Intel i7's (they have 4 numbers instead of 3, like 2600) or the amd FX series which is comparatively a little slower, but they are also cheaper. The AMD Phenom II processors have come down a lot in price also, and the top end versions of those are very nice.

graphics cards you want at least an nvidia GTX560 or higher. I don't know a ton about ATI cards, but I think the equivalent is the radeon 6970, I'm not 100% sure though that could be a little be better. Again though like I said, I have a gtx 560 ti and still can't max it.

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Motherboard: M5A78L- M LX V2

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A:Too hot for gaming?

I wouldn't say those temps are horrible and will kill your system. However, staying cool will usually prolong the life of your parts and prevent all sorts of weird issues.
Take a look here:
You may find some ways to lower temps. There's also a part 2 of that guide and you can find it in the "guides" section of the forum.
Hope this helps!

Oh and btw are you experience any overheating symptoms? ie. crashes, restarts, bsod's, FPS drop, etc.?
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Im using windows XP 64.
my spec easily meets the game.

A:XP- Gaming

Hell Raiser said:

Im using windows XP 64.
my spec easily meets the game.Click to expand...

I am not too sure if this is the case, but it could be a possibility that the 64-bit is the issue here.
Have you tried running the game in a machine that runs a win XP 32-bit ??

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A:Gaming PC

unless you know exactly what you are doing, i would leave the building to the pros, i build comps myself, but i wouldnt even know where to start with liquid cooling, unless you have a family member or friend that can build it for you, i wouldnt even attempt it, its a lot of money to just throw away if you mess it up.
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A:Also new to gaming PC

I cannot recommed wireless to anyone.

To put it simply, wireless is half the speed of internet through a cable, because cables can send/receive data at the same time.

However, wireless sends, acknowledges, then receives. So no, do not get that. I recommend some form of broadband.

And whats the pricing of the pc you bought?

edit: Wireless is used for laptops and convenience. Scour the internet with it, nothing more.
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A:best os for gaming


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A:XP Pro and gaming?

the best way would be to dual boot XP and ME......that way you get the best of both worlds...........if you need any help or info on this,just ask.

good luck