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Microcenter has that buy a CPU and get a free motherboard special so I thought I should buy one. I'm going to get the 560 BE and an ASUS board.

These are the two boards: M4N68T-M V2 and M4A78LT-M LE

Here is a link to the promo: http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

If you think I should get a different one please let me know. Thanks
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Originally Posted by john` View Post
microcenter has that buy a cpu and get a free motherboard special so i thought i should buy one. I'm going to get the 560 be and an asus board.

These are the two boards: M4n68t-m v2 and m4a78lt-m le

here is a link to the promo: http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlepromo.html

if you think i should get a different one please let me know. Thanks
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Both look bad if you want some overclocking ,but indeed the AMD based one is better ,as IOSEFINI pointed out.
Say the cash you have to see what else you can get.
   
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The 760G chipset board is much better than the nVidia chipset board, as it features newer HyperTransport technologies and will be able to fully take advantage of the CPU. If you want to unlock, don't expect it to work out properly, unlocked Phenom II x2 consumes 125W which would overload the 3+1 VRMs causing OCP to activate a lot and the unlock can't be tested properly. If you want more cores for sure, get the Athlon II x4, with the much lower 95W TDP it's much more manageable.
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The 760G chipset board is much better than the nVidia chipset board, as it features newer HyperTransport technologies and will be able to fully take advantage of the CPU. If you want to unlock, don't expect it to work out properly, unlocked Phenom II x2 consumes 125W which would overload the 3+1 VRMs causing OCP to activate a lot and the unlock can't be tested properly. If you want more cores for sure, get the Athlon II x4, with the much lower 95W TDP it's much more manageable.
I didnt know the 560 when unlocked was 125. I will look up a better board then. Also your "what Unlocks?" in your signature; what is it and when will it be released? I also use your vrm chart a lot.
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An unlocked Phenom II x2 basically equals an unlocked Phenom II x4 @ 125W TDP.
amd_dude and I are working on the "what unlocks" list. It's simply a list to show you what CPUs can unlock into what, and at what final TDP; I decided to embark on the project because there are a lot of CPUs that can unlock and people don't know about it.
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none - go with crosshair...
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