which motherboard should i buy?

rahulvyas

Broken In
which motherboard should i buy?
i have amd phenom ii x2 550 black edition
2gb ddr2 ram 800mhz
msi mobo Am2+ k9n6pgm2 i got
i purchased it on 25th dec. 2009


i want to upgrade my configuration
i thought of getting gigabyte 880gm-ud2h
its here (new delhi,nehru place) for Rs.4200 in smcinternational and costtocost
i am also planning to buy 4gb ddr3 or 5gb (4gb(1600mhz)+1gb(1333mhz))
my budget is for Ram and motherboard = Rs.7000 approx
i want to sell my motherboard which is msi am2+ K9N6PGM2 -i got it from costtocost
and a ddr2 2gb ram
if u are interested in buying tell me
will i be able to play all of the games such as shift 2,crysis 2 ,gta 4 ,bfbc2,etc?
thanks
 

manujohn

Journeyman
Try to find a Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H/MSI GA 880GMA E35(lesser chance).. Else go with the 880GM ..
For RAM , get one stick of G.Skill F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL @ 2.4k
You cant play such new demanding games without a discrete graphics card effectively.
Buy a gfx card to play such games.
 

Cilus

laborare est orare
For playing today's latest games you need a dedicated graphics card. Let us know your total budget for system upgrade and the full config of your current PC including mainly SMPS so we that we can suggest better.
 
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rahulvyas

Broken In
i am using 9400gt graphics card which i bought 1 year ago for Rs.2600(i is chinese)
see this video they maxed out gta 4 in lesser ranked processor than mine and same graphics card(9400gt) i cant purchase a graphics card
YouTube - Gta IV maxed out on 9400GT 1GB

my budget is Rs.7000 i own a 480w power supply unit
i want to buy a motherboard and ram with in Rs.7000

thanks dudes
Rahul

and for gaming i have to put windows 7 64 bit(3gb+ram)
can it run 32 bit games easily?? and fast as it does in 32 bbit windows 7

thanks
rahul
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
^^ that's vid is fake for sure and GTA4 can't be maxed to a 9400GT no matter what you do.

Stick with your current config and a dd a gfx card+PSU - Gigabyte Superb 460W @ 2.1K + Sapphire HD5670 512MB GDDr 5 @ 4.5K.

With these upgrades you will be able to platy all latest games.
 

saswat23

Human Spambot
OP,
which PSU do u have..???
And why do u want 2 change ur mobo..??? Stick with the current mobo and upgrade as topgear has advised.
 
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rahulvyas

Broken In
i need to buy Ram ddr3 because i cant oc my ram over than 800 mhz with this mobo
this mobo dosnt perform all functions that i want
why do i need a psu what is its use?
i am currently using 460w got it with "i cool" cabinet Rs.1400

thanks dudes
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
cause these el-chepo PSU have a rating of 450-500W but can't deliver anything above 300W. you try & PSU ends up in smokes & may push other PC parts over the edge too. & as you are planning to upgrade, better stay safe & at least get a descent 400W unit. something like FSP Saga II 400W/Gigabyte 460W/Corsair CX400W.
 

saswat23

Human Spambot
That generic PSU is just not sufficient for handling a GPU. It may even burn.
So, better get a FSP SAGAII 350W at 1.5k. It will be good idea.
And ur budget is just not enough for all these upgrades.
 

Skud

Super Moderator
Staff member
Post the size and resolution of your monitor for better understanding of your gaming requirements.
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
but even DDR3 rams won't make some huge difference as OP don't has a gaimng card read 9400GT - it's suitable for movie watching and some casual games which has very low system requirements - so if op is serious about gaming he should buy a gfx card around 5-6k at-least.
 

Anush

Sandy Bridge User :)
I am planning to buy a new PC soon.
My configurations are :

-Intel Core i5 - 2300 Processor LGA1155 Socket
-Transcend/Kingston/Corsair 4 Gb (2 x 2Gb) 1333 Mhz
-Seagate Barracuda 1 TB SATA (7200 rpm)
or
WD10EADX (1 TB Sata 6 GB/s)

I might upgrade with a GPU later. I have kept in mind of ATI HD5570 or HD5670.

I have also thought of the Intel DH67BL Mother Board.

So, please suggest me a good Mother Board other than the above.

-The motherboard should support upto DDR3 RAM 1600 Mhz (DH67BL only supports upto 1333 Mhz).
- USB 3.0 support.
- Sata 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s support.

Also, suggest me a Good PSU.

Thanks in advance :)
 
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manujohn

Journeyman
I am planning to buy a new PC soon.
My configurations are :

-Intel Core i5 - 2300 Processor LGA1155 Socket
-Transcend/Kingston/Corsair 4 Gb (2 x 2Gb) 1333 Mhz
-Seagate Barracuda 1 TB SATA (7200 rpm)
or
WD10EADX (1 TB Sata 6 GB/s)

I might upgrade with a GPU later. I have kept in mind of ATI HD5570 or HD5670.

I have also thought of the Intel DH67BL Mother Board.

So, please suggest me a good Mother Board other than the above.

-The motherboard should support upto DDR3 RAM 1600 Mhz (DH67BL only supports upto 1333 Mhz).
- USB 3.0 support.
- Sata 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s support.

Also, suggest me a Good PSU.

Thanks in advance :)

No H67 motherboards support 1600Mhz. This doesnt mean 1600Mhz RAMs will not work in a H67 mobo, it works with the max.speed the motherboard can offer(i.e, 1333Mhz).
So forget about it or get a P67 motherboard along with a Graphic card.
For the PSU, i am suggesting some below Rs.4000
-FSP Saga II 500w @ Rs.2000
-Seasonic S12II 500w @ Rs.3300
-Corsair VX450w @ Rs.3500
-Seasonic S12II 520w @ Rs.3600

@Rahulvyas : SMPS(Switched Mode Power Supply) and PSU(Power Supply Unit) almost mean the same.
But more clearly PSU is a type of SMPS,which supplies power to the other components of a computer.
So for a computer technician a SMPS and a PSU mean the same Power Supply Unit.
 

Anush

Sandy Bridge User :)
Thanks Manujohn.
Will a 400 W PSU be sufficient for HD5570 and HD5670 Graphic cards?
 

d3p

PowerHouse
^^more than sufficient. But keep some headroom for future upgrades.

better to go with Corsair VX450.
 

manujohn

Journeyman
Thanks Manujohn.
Will a 400 W PSU be sufficient for HD5570 and HD5670 Graphic cards?

It is enough. The best option will be Corsair CX400 @ 2.5k.. Another one is FSP SAGA II 400w @ 1.7k...
But to be more futureproofing get 450w/500w PSU.
The best budget option is FSP SAGA II 500W @ 2k.
As d3p5kor suggested Corsair VX450 is another great choice.
 

Anush

Sandy Bridge User :)
Thanks d3p5kor and manujohn.

I will install a 4Gb DDR3 1333 Mhz on my new pc. So, a 1x4Gb is good or 2x2Gb is good ?
 

d3p

PowerHouse
a 2X2GB 2 DIMMs is cheaper these days.

But a 4GB single DIMM is more futureproof & comes handy, if you have 2 DIMM slots in Motherboard.
 
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