Good Motherboard for New System

October 2, 2009 at 19:48:18
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate , AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Newcastle / 2 GB Micron DDR PC3200
Hi Guys, I'm building a new rig for doing some graphic and web design work, and some gaming. Programs I'd use are Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark and Dreamweaver. I'm looking to build something that will be good (and Upgradable) for the next 5 years or so. Can anyone Give me a suggestion for a good motherboard to go with the parts listed below ??
I have a 600w psu in my present system, will it be compatable with socket 1366 ??

Intel Coreā„¢ i7 Quad Processor i7-920
4,8GT/sec, 8MB, Boxed

Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5
PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI-I, HDMI, HDCP, Full-Retail

OCZ Platinum XTC DDR3 2000MHz 6GB KIT
3x Platinum Z3 XTC 2GB, CL9-9-9-30, 1.65 Volts, 240pin

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB
SATA-300, 16MB, 7200RPM

Nexus FLC-3000 Real Silent CPU cooler
Aluminum Edition, Socket 1366/775/AM2/AM3, PWM controll

Gigabyte Poseidon 310 GZ-AA3CB-SJS
Silver, Aluminium Front (Without PSU)

Any advice or suggestions would be welcome.

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October 2, 2009 at 21:43:02
There is other things to consider when choosing psu but your current psu will run just fine,when building system there are three things to consider(mobo,cpu,video card) core i7 920 great cpu,hd 4890(4 the next 5 years its not good go 4 hd 4870x2 or 4890x2 or hd 5870) and 4 mobo buy the one with p55 chipset.Other components u mentioned will be fine.(remember u also need 64bit os)

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October 3, 2009 at 14:43:09
Thanks Kuwese, I'll have a look at the 5870 alright. I should have mentioned that I'm not looking for an sli or crossfire capability in a mobo, a single card slot will do me fine. I looked at the p55 chipset but couldn't find a socket 1366 board with a p55 chipset. Not sure if there's a difference between the socket 1366 and socket 1156. Can you point me to anything specific ??
Thanks again

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October 3, 2009 at 23:15:58
Hd 5870 is a single card (king of single gpu) socket 1366 mobo with p55 chipset(intel dp55wg, intel dp55kg, intel dp55sb, intel dp55wb)

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