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I am looking for a new motherboard my current one is crapping out on me. I'm looking for one that can do crossfire. Budget is up to $200 but looking to spend around $100 if I can.
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I use this one and it works just fine for me.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-226-_-Product
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these are on sale on the egg right now am3 but has ddr2 so you can keep your current processor and memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186168
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these are on sale on the egg right now am3 but has ddr2 so you can keep your current processor and memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186168
No, that is DDR3 only...

Plus all the boards that support both DDR2 and DDR3 are generally crap.
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That ASrock one doesn't look too bad but how good is ASrock's quality? Are they pretty reliable and how is there customer service?
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No, that is DDR3 only...

Plus all the boards that support both DDR2 and DDR3 are generally crap.
aww crap wrong link lol ill have to see if i can dig up the one I saw
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That ASrock one doesn't look too bad but how good is ASrock's quality? Are they pretty reliable and how is there customer service?
Never had a problem with a ASrock motherboard I don't over clock so I have no idea on how it be with extreme overcloking. Asrock is owned by Asus.
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That ASrock one doesn't look too bad but how good is ASrock's quality? Are they pretty reliable and how is there customer service?
Well according to Newegg you are looking at only a 1 year warranty on that board. It's not that big of a deal, but I wouldn't buy a motherboard that still uses electrolytic capacitors because it's not hard to find one that uses all solid-state.

It's very hard to find decent AM2+ boards anymore, but for around $100 I would go with this Asus M3A78-T. Nice heatsinks and support for the hexacores with a bios update if you ever wanted. Will do crossfire fine too at x8/x8.
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post #9 of 11
For a 940, esp. with OC, I am recommending you get a decent AM2+ board with bigger power phase... your best choice may be OCN marketplace for a used board i.e. MA790X-UD4P, even an ASUS M4A785-M
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Thanks for the help everyone I will keep looking around. Mainly keep watching the OCN Marketplace for something to turn up.
Edited by Heimsgard - 5/23/11 at 3:12pm
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