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#1 MCPx

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 11:55 AM

Hi, I'm planning on buying a new motherboard, CPU, RAM and power supply.

I'm thinking about buying this motherboard:
MSI Motherboard
And for the RAM I was thinking either DDR3 1333MHz or DDR3 1600MHz
The CPU I want is an AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHz and the power supply is 650W
I will be keeping my graphics card for now, which is an XFX Nvidia 9800GTX+

I have two questions about these items:
1) The motherboard supports Crossfire and not SLI, but could I still be able to use my Nvidia card as a single graphics card? I will sell it anyway if I buy an ATI card later, so the SLI won't be needed. If so is there any settings I would need to set etc. to make it work?

2) The motherboard's descriptions says: "DDR3 Memory DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133*(OC)". If I were to buy 1600MHz RAM, what will I need to do to make it run at 1600MHz? I don't know much about overclocking.

Advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 01:18 PM

That board would work, though I've had some issues with MSI in the past, and I would encourage you to check out Gigabyte or ASuS boards in your area as well before making a final decision.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 09:43 PM

To expand on what Patriot has said, you can use Nvidia cards with that motherboard. In fact, unless you use SLI or Crossfire, you can use any card you want on any board, I'm using a motherboard designed for SLI but with a single ATI card. With most AMD motherboards, DDR3-1333 is considered a standard RAM speed and going to DDR3-1600 won't improve performance enough to be noticeable. Boards with "OC" labels next to RAM speeds may need to have a setting changed in the motherboard BIOS to enable the new speeds.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 04:02 AM

Thanks for the help. I'll buy the 1333MHz then if it won't make much difference and I'll check out other motherboards before I buy.




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