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Alright so my current board isn't that hot for OC'ing, so I want to upgrade.

I know BD is around the corner, but I wouldn't/won't be purchasing an entire system for after a while anyways, so for now I want to be able to comfortably OC to my hearts content.

I don't necessarily need it to be an 8 series board, as I am not aware of any plus I would get with my current setup for one. What I am looking for is a board that has good cooling, whether it be a mATX or atx.

Thanks a million!

P.S - what are your thoughts on used boards?
Edited by snoogins - 5/8/11 at 11:11pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...3&Tpk=TA890FXE

^biostar TA890FXE

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=6076244
^$20 cheaper on TD

Awesome motherboard for overclocking. Will support AM3+ with a bios update.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...3&Tpk=TA890FXE

^biostar TA890FXE

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=6076244
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Awesome motherboard for overclocking. Will support AM3+ with a bios update.
Thank you for the quick response.

How do you feel about used boards?

I am trying to spend a bit less (probably older tech just to have a bit of fun - I can upgrade later type thing).

Or, would my current board be okay with a 4.0 OC with just some mosfet heatsinks?

(sucks I am looking for a job - new college grad)
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asus boards rarely fail, because they are set to shut down before that point. I would say it is probably fine

I buy most of my parts used. Most of the time, it is fine, just look for people with high trader ratings/heatware/ebay feedback.
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asus boards rarely fail, because they are set to shut down before that point. I would say it is probably fine

I buy most of my parts used. Most of the time, it is fine, just look for people with high trader ratings/heatware/ebay feedback.
Appreciate it, between disc golf and computers I can't spare too much this month. Maybe a disc, a few fans, and some heatsinks would do the trick. Would you have any heatsinks that are better than others?

*fake edit
Originally I would probably have been looking for(and should have when I built my comp last Aug for a 7 series 1 gpu board)
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i usually just recommend these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708011

They are cheap, and work fine.

really anything made of metal with more surface area than the mosfets will work.


I like discgolf too. I am a noob though, i only have 3 discs
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Disc golf is a good time, I spend a lot of time debating on whether I should spend money on my computer or disc golf!
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is beer required equipment for disc golf?
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Beer or something similar ha!

To me disc golf is all about having a good time, no matter how you need to go about it
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The TA890FXE will take AM3+ with a BIOS update!? I thought it wouldn't!?
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