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Here you go Asus M4A88TD-V EVO motherboard for 119$ on Newegg..

It has everything you need (Core unlocker,USB 3 ect) and a GREAT CPU power delivery..

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Had 2 ASUS Mobos and never had any problems with them. Very good quality.

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id be carefull with the board you've linked theres no cooling on the vrm's at all, so with you overclocking there going to get extremely hot and chances are burn out in the near future, you can get universal mosfet heatsinks to install yourself
but again another flaw of the mobo is that its only 4 +1 power phrases heres a link that'll help you understand the importance of cooling your vrms etc http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...tion-list.html

this mobo for the same price would be better has vrm heatsink and is a 8+2 power phrases here's a link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-402-_-Product
I've noticed alot of people here kind of freak out with the whole VRM cooling. You do realize his CPU is only 80W, and the board can run a 140W CPU + it's an ASUS so the Vcore will throttle instead of exploding any mosfets.

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or this one would be more future proof... am3+ cpu's ready so you wont have to buy another mobo in the future if you decide to upgrade to bulldozer if and when it arrives http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-733-_-Product
+1. Looks like a good board.

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550W PSU, Offbrand, but worked fine in a friends 6 core AMD system stable as heck (tested all my components in his system to verify mobo dying) GFX is my 8800GT Alphadog 512MB in my sig rig. It's not much now adays, but it's PLENTY for the gaming I do. It runs portal 2 at max settings 1080p, and I don't need any more at all.
I would be scared to OC or unlock cores with a cheap PSU. Remember, a bad PSU can destroy anything connected to it (and possibly catch fire). Buy, hey it's up to you.

Also, is there a reason you chose a mATX board?
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Had 2 ASUS Mobos and never had any problems with them. Very good quality.



I've noticed alot of people here kind of freak out with the whole VRM cooling. You do realize his CPU is only 80W, and the board can run a 140W CPU + it's an ASUS so the Vcore will throttle instead of exploding any mosfets.

his cpu is rated @ 80w whilst its a normal 2 core 555be when its unlocked your going to be looking at least 125w tdp with all 4 cores also he's overclocking so potentially your going to be looking @ 140w or more, i know asus mobo's have vrm protection on them and throttles the vcore when they (vrm's) reach a certain tempature, but why not have a heatsink on them to decrease temperature, so throttling aquires alot latter if at all resulting in a better overclock, not one thats throttling every few minutes? and decreasing his overclock performance??
Edited by maskedmagicians - 6/5/11 at 3:28am
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...m4a89gtd%20pro
Guys the 4+1 may not explode but it is alway better to have 8+2,i saw the differents when going from 4+1 to 8+2,the heat is lower the stability and overclock ablility are greater so.....the board is not that expensive you can buy it and has ton of features,good onboard vga( not for heavy games but) you can at least look it,better than everything posted here!and yeah get a decent psu(maybe yousr is but) ypu say its no name,95% of the damaged pc that comes to me are damaged from a no name psus
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Here you go Asus M4A88TD-V EVO motherboard for 119$ on Newegg..

It has everything you need (Core unlocker,USB 3 ect) and a GREAT CPU power delivery..

CHEERS..
I have the very same board, and it overclocks so easily it's silly.

I changed 3 settings and now am running at 4.1 ghz 24/7.
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post #16 of 23
What was the ASRock board that died on your unlocked CPU?
ASUS boards should have protection against VRM failure, but the protection may activate one too many times on processors with too high power consumption, rendering overclocks useless. So yeah, 8+2 is better... but a cooled and quality 4+1 can also work
post #17 of 23
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157176

I bought it before I planned on unlocking, so I wasn't thinking heat. I've stressed this PSU, and it seems just fine. It's a Raidmax modular, and powered my friends OC'd AMD 6 core through a prime95 for 12 hours flawless.
No reason I picked micro atx. I can run any size board under e-atx

EDIT: xd_1771, read your vrm thing in your sig. It's the cause. They look just fine, but no power at all without the 4/8 pin connector. It's funny how fast they blew though as I only had the machine on for 5 seconds before it failed (literally less than 10 seconds)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157176

I bought it before I planned on unlocking, so I wasn't thinking heat. I've stressed this PSU, and it seems just fine. It's a Raidmax modular, and powered my friends OC'd AMD 6 core through a prime95 for 12 hours flawless.
No reason I picked micro atx. I can run any size board under e-atx
I would get the m4a88td-v-evo, as recommended below. It was the board I was going to get for my sig rig, but didn't because it will not support BD.

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Here you go Asus M4A88TD-V EVO motherboard for 119$ on Newegg..

It has everything you need (Core unlocker,USB 3 ect) and a GREAT CPU power delivery..

CHEERS..
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post #19 of 23
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looks like I found my board. Now I just need to ind more cash after eating so much with my first DOA board, and shipping back and fourth. Cost me more than that board just there... Any known waterblocks that will work on the VRM's as I'd like to keep them cool. Not that I plan for my initial buy, but I'm trying to look ahead.
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looks like I found my board. Now I just need to ind more cash after eating so much with my first DOA board, and shipping back and fourth. Cost me more than that board just there... Any known waterblocks that will work on the VRM's as I'd like to keep them cool. Not that I plan for my initial buy, but I'm trying to look ahead.
From my understanding, waterblocks on mosfets is really just for aesthetics, and a bit overkill. Just get heatsinks like these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708011

I have an unopened package of these I can sell to u if you are in the US. $12 w/free shipping. Save you tax and $2.
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