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I need a motherboard that supports not only my current CPU, but the Phenom II series and current generation SSD's. I have narrowed them down to three four choices all in this link, since they all have a PCI-e 2.0 slot, 2600Mhz of HT, and are supposedly good at overclocking from the reviews.


GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813128394

MSI 785GTM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813130237

MSI 785GT-E63: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813130266

ASUS M4A785-M: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...299&CatId=5533
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Honestly, gen 1 phenom's dont overclock worth a crap. Spend some cash on phenom II and OC that. Your wasting your time with this journey.
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Honestly, gen 1 phenom's dont overclock worth a crap. Spend some cash on phenom II and OC that. Your wasting your time with this journey.
I know that, heard it MANY times. However, I would like to buy a board now and test it out for myself and then upgrade to a 1090t or something when bulldozer comes out.
    
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That doesn't support my current CPU... or my memory...
    
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That doesn't support my current CPU... or my memory...
Any of the AMD DDR2 motherboards won't be as good for overclocking as the ones made for the Phenom II's.
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Any of the AMD DDR2 motherboards won't be as good for overclocking as the ones made for the Phenom II's.
I'm confused.... Why? weren't Phenom II's made after DDR3 memory?
    
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How bout an ASUS M4A785-M, much better
Since you are in Toronto you should shop at NCIX, they have a store in Markham ON and Scarborough too, you never have to worry about shipping fees. Mostly due to that, Newegg.ca is overpriced. NCIX also offers price match. In addition, on Friday June 4th they have a ridiculous warehouse clearance sale where the prices will be absolutely ridiculous (I've been to these in BC and it's worth lining up at midnight or early morning for!)

EDIT: NCIX doesn't appear to have a very good 'brand new' selection of AM2+ boards anymore, however you may be able to find one at the warehouse clearance sale which usually offers phased out items (i.e. ones not sold anymore by NCIX).
Edited by xd_1771 - 5/28/11 at 6:51pm
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How bout an ASUS M4A785-M, much better
Since you are in Toronto you should shop at NCIX, they have a store in Markham ON and Scarborough too, you never have to worry about shipping fees. Mostly due to that, Newegg.ca is overpriced. NCIX also offers price match. In addition, on Friday June 4th they have a ridiculous warehouse clearance sale where the prices will be absolutely ridiculous (I've been to these in BC and it's worth lining up at midnight or early morning for!)

EDIT: NCIX doesn't appear to have a very good 'brand new' selection of AM2+ boards anymore, however you may be able to find one at the warehouse clearance sale which usually offers phased out items (i.e. ones not sold anymore by NCIX).
hmm... Looked into the ASUS M4A785-M. It wasn't on newegg, but was on tigerdirect for $75. How does it compare against the other boards I chose?
    
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