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post #11 of 20
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MSI 760GM P33
= suicide
low end MSI board with 3+1 or 4+1 power phase + any 125W processor = total suicide, they have such a high DOA rate on such processor it's almost not worth explaining
post #12 of 20
Check ebay for used Crosshair boards, I got my CHIII for the price of a low end enthusiast board, and it rocks.
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post #13 of 20
ASRock 880GXH/USB3 is a nice mobo. A friend of mine has a Phenom II B55 x3 at 3.8ghz with 1.44v. It is only $110 on E-bay. Sorry that is the only place that has it for a good price.
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post #14 of 20
A lot of Gigabyte & Asus boards are out there for around $100 that OC really well. I'd name them but almost all of them are pretty good.
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post #15 of 20
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Newegg has an ASUS M4A79XTD Evo open box for $70. ASUS is my preferred company anyway, and the board seems solid.

Looks like it's time to pull the trigger.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Intricate09 View Post
Newegg has an ASUS M4A79XTD Evo open box for $70. ASUS is my preferred company anyway, and the board seems solid.

Looks like it's time to pull the trigger.
That's a very good choice, I would definitely grab that steal deal!
    
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post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
Went ahead and grabbed it. Thanks everyone. will +rep when I get on a real computer.
post #18 of 20
Watch out for vDroop on M4A79XTD EVO (it's known and may affect OC-ing) but otherwise it's a great board, esp. for price
post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
Okay, bear with me...

What is vDroop?
post #20 of 20
Voltage drop during load. It is a known problem on this board, it can affect OC-ing to some extent, but the board can still OC well & reliably
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