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    Default Mobo for new build.

    Hey,
    I'm building a new Gaming Rig i want to Overclock the rig and some Light photo Editing and Blu-ray Playback. My current specs are excluding peripherals.

    Thermaltake Black Element S Black/Red Midi Tower Case - 23cm Fan Side Panel (No PSU)
    AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
    Zalman 600W Dual Heatpipe ATX Power Supply
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    ASUS ATI Radeon 4870 1Gb


    I have narrowed the Mobo down to the;
    GA-MA790XT-UD4P
    http://www.gigabyte.com.au/Products/...A-MA790XT-UD4P
    And the
    GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
    http://www.gigabyte.com.au/Products/...-MA790FXT-UD5P

    Is the UD5P worth the Extra $80?

    Also, need DDR3 Ram but don't know were to start. What speeds brand etc...

    Last edited by Benji; 30-04-2009 at 06:48. Reason: Got the wrong board..

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    The difference in these two boards will mainly depend on whether or not you plan on getting a second graphics card to run in Crossfire down the road. If you plan on getting one, then the UD5P is the board to get because the 790FX chipset will support both cards to run at x16 instead of x8 on the PCI-e slots. Not that you will really be able to tell too much of a difference, but its still there.

    Now, as far as needing DDR3 memory, I would suggest to go with these from G. Skill:
    http://newgskill.web-bi.net/bbs/view...d=g_ddr3&no=42

    You can definitely tell a difference between 2GB and 4GB when gaming, and these will also match your motherboard.

    Hope this helps.

    P.S. I would have suggested some faster memory, but I remember that the extra $100 for the AM3 955 was out of your price range, so I recommended the above memory for price as well.
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