Had 2 ASUS Mobos and never had any problems with them. Very good quality.
Originally Posted by maskedmagicians
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.
+1. Looks like a good board.
Originally Posted by kdb424
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?