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Well, It's about time to finish overhauling my stock system. Most parts have been replaced minus the cpu and mobo, and i just got a 8400 to put in as a cpu.
The 8400 is a direct swap for my current so that's no issue. However i wish to find a new mobo so i can begin to overclock this thing. I'm looking for something with somewhat modern specs, ie
LGA 775 Socket (Obviously )
can handle 8GB Ram, DDR3?
PCI Express X16 2.0
2-3 PCI Slots
Firewire would be nice, but not needed.



Size does not matter, I'm getting a case to go with it regardless. I'm going to be doing some gaming with this rig, and yes, i will be replacing the current graphics card to a much higher end Nvidia one. Price range is around 150, new or used.



If i missed anything, please let me know.
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I got a G41m4-f
You can overclock it 400mhz.
Its yours for $35 smackers. Good deal for a board going for $50.
It brand new in the box. Its a swapp I got from MSI the box has everything.
If your looking for over 1ghz of Overclocking madness then you need a more powerful board than this.
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Well, the goal is to overclock it 1ghz to 4.0ghz from the stock 3.0
Could yours could handle that? I'll check out the specs i suppose.
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Originally Posted by nyxcharon View Post
Well, the goal is to overclock it 1ghz to 4.0ghz from the stock 3.0
Could yours could handle that? I'll check out the specs i suppose.
No, it can't, others can weigh in too. Its just a board that is mainly made to bump performance or standard PC w/o OC'n. Overclockers will tell you you need access into the board to increase voltages, I didnt believe them until I tried. With this MSI G41M4-f board you can't do that. I even have a sweet Heatsink,& Fan great RAM but I cant get past 2.4ghz w/o it being unstable, in fact I had to reduce the clock speed from 2.4ghz to 2.3ghz.

Try to get a motherboard that supports DDR 2 & DDR 3. They do still make them new. Thats what I have now. Plus it will optimize your overclocked CPU nicley especially if you get RAM that is 1600mhz or faster. You wont worry about bottlenecks. Even then in the future you could get a new Mobo & cpu then your still set.

hmmm...someone should know of a LGA 775 socket that can get you what you want.
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IF you can find one somewhere i would recomment a 790i motherboard... I had one from XFX(just died last week) and I loved it 3xPCI-e 2.0 firewire. ddr3 mem. AWESOME board... actually i know there is a guy on here selling one for $100 if you want me to get a hold of him for you
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Gigabyte EP45-UD3P. will clock your E8400 to 4ghz and beyond
 
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Gigabyte EP45-UD3P. will clock your E8400 to 4ghz and beyond
That would work but 775 is getting expensive.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Stroker View Post
That would work but 775 is getting expensive.
That cpu should get him by for about a year I think, especially if he overclocks. By then ivy bridge would of been released and then he can do some upgrades to keep his system maintained & updated.
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Originally Posted by bleuborsh View Post
That cpu should get him by for about a year I think, especially if he overclocks. By then ivy bridge would of been released and then he can do some upgrades to keep his system maintained & updated.
That's what I'm after. Then i can strip out old parts, and then most likely grab a i7 and a new mobo. Now it's just a matter of finding one when i have the proper cash.
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