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post #1 of 12
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http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=14168

Looking for a cheap but decent board for AMD... Needs PCIE etc.

This is cheapest I could find is it any good? Any known problems?

Or alternatively... Whats the cheapest Am3 motherboard out there that has PCIE and can take Phenom IIs.

Thanks
Edited by Stilldawn - 5/19/11 at 8:34pm
post #2 of 12
Should be fine, but I have just been seeing a lot of exploding Gigabyte motherboard threads in the last year.
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@ $100 DO NOT GET. This thing will blow up if you run a 125 wat or higher or try to OC, even a little. The VRM is completely inadequate. You could get a much better board in that price range.

With a quick search I'd suggest something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131402R

Cheaper and 20x better, easily. Can OC like a champ and won't blow up, like the other one would, if you OC'd.

Edit> Actually, considering the board I suggested is $70 compared to $100 new, jump on it, now! Open box, few in stock!
Edited by Fuell - 5/19/11 at 8:44pm
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post #4 of 12
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That motherboard is $185 in NZ so 80 bucks more? The one I liked was in NZ dollars.
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Im mainly looking at the list on this site, which lists the cheapest prices in NZ: http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?l...moms#prodlista

For a board to put a 955 in.
post #6 of 12
oh nz... don't know any company there... I'm in Canada, but most people here seem to be from states so I assumed, sorry. Not sure the currency diff but that board is suicide for any oc or phenom II CPU. 3+1 phase is a recipe for disaster.

That seems to be the cheapest AMD board on that site, any other companies that you know to buy from that ships there?

Edit> saw your last, you might want to consult this thread for helping you choose a mobo that won't explode:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...ence-list.html
Edited by Fuell - 5/19/11 at 8:59pm
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Hmm... Will be using stock cooler, so no OCing is really on the cards as my mate is rather computer illiterate.
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Well any board "should" work as advertised, in a well ventilated, clean case, with stock cooling. So I guess sticking with the cheapest would work, but seriously, no tower coolers or even a mild overclock on a 3+1 phase board. And I stress not getting a tower cooler as the board needs the stock CPU cooler to cool the VRM as well (the air comes down from the fan and out over the VRM). But tower coolers remove this cooling system for the VRM and they heat up and go boom. So thats crucial.
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Yeah the idea is certainly not to be a beast Gaming Rig... Just one that can moderately keep up with mine and my other mates in co op lans etc...
post #10 of 12
price spy is a great site for us kiwi's, if im ever about to buy something, thats the first place i look to see if im gettin an alright deal.

if your going xfire, the majority of matx boards around the price range wont have two pcie slots. in fact, the board u linked only had 1 pcie slot. (judging off your sig you have two 6850's?)

this one here doesnt look to bad, its atleast got some heat sinks. http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=654663
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