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Good mobo for OCing a 955BE or 965?

post #1 of 20
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I'm putting together a new rig and plan on overclocking, if only lightly a x4 955 or 965 BE. I considered using a microcenter bundle mobo, but they're apparently not very safe for OCing. What would be a good board for <$100?

The cheaper, the better, too. Thanks.
post #2 of 20
Check out theses at new egg. Close to your price range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007625%2050001315%20600008296%20600007943%20600008419&IsNodeId=1&name=AMD%20880G
    
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Do you plan to SLI? Or crossfire?
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If you are running a single GPU check out my board. It lacks mosfet cooling but you can add that yourself for under $10 if you are that worried about it. I don't have any mosfet cooling and run 965 BE @ 236.8fsbx17=4.0ghz 24/7.
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post #5 of 20
Probably overkill for you, but best bang for the buck OC'er:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813138193R
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Thread Starter 
I don't plan on crossfire-ing. I'll be running a single 5770 if it matters.

Keep in mind, I won't be pushing this to like 5GHz. I'll probably just up the multipliers of the CPU up (since it's BE,) and maybe the voltages a bit.
post #7 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
If you are running a single GPU check out my board. It lacks mosfet cooling but you can add that yourself for under $10 if you are that worried about it. I don't have any mosfet cooling and run 965 BE @ 236.8fsbx17=4.0ghz 24/7.
I'm on my phone... Since I have no computer. That's why I'm putting this build together. What kind of board do you have?
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post #9 of 20
Asus M4a87TD-Evo, USB 3.0 Sata III board with 140w CPU support. Usually they run around the $100 range brand new.
Smaller board than most but it works well.
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post #10 of 20
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I'm thinking of going with the MSI 760GM P33. Cheap, great reviews, and people have reported successful overclocks.
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