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I'm thinking about getting one of these, M3A78-T mobos for a mining rig. Do they have good power phases and good quality vrm's? Thanks. Also how much should I be paying for those, used? $60-70?
    
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I had one while back, it was a good board. No troubles for me.

I sold it for $62 but that was 1.5 years ago.
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For mining, all you need is a Sempron/celeron processor, 512mb ram, and at least 2-4 pci-e x16 slots, powerful psu, and a ton of GPUs. that motherboard looks pretty good, just be sure to get an extender cable so you can use the bottom PCI-E x16 slot.
BTW, what kind of GPUs will you be using?
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For mining, all you need is a Sempron/celeron processor, 512mb ram, and at least 2-4 pci-e x16 slots, powerful psu, and a ton of GPUs. that motherboard looks pretty good, just be sure to get an extender cable so you can use the bottom PCI-E x16 slot.
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I have the sempron all ready. There will be 2 5870s in this board. What is an extender that will allow me to use the third pcie slot?
    
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something like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/PCI-E-PCI-Expres...ht_3432wt_1165
looks like a nice build. i currently have 1x5830, 2x5850s, 2x5870s. hope it works out for you!
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The board should have good VRMs and since a low power processor is what you will be using, not a huge concern
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