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which one will give me better results for overclocking my 710? and which one is better overall?

ASUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131767

Foxconn
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186198
Edited by philhalo66 - 7/29/11 at 4:38am
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These are two completely different chipsets. Are you going to be going BD because if not I can suggest a better ASUS board that is around the same price.
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The first one, easily!
   
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Yeah never mind, just get the ASUS. I mean you have UEFI bios not to mention a slew of other features.. I have never heard of foxconn before, never even seen it in someones rig here.
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These are two completely different chipsets. Are you going to be going BD because if not I can suggest a better ASUS board that is around the same price.
well i might in the near future but i am still not 100% sure. but by all means show me the board

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Yeah never mind, just get the ASUS. I mean you have UEFI bios not to mention a slew of other features.. I have never heard of foxconn before, never even seen it in someones rig here.
foxconn is pretty popular but the reviews on newegg say its a fancy doorstop lol DOA city and poor overclocking results so im getting the ASUS board only problem is i have to get cheaper ram but 1600Mhz is plenty for left 4 dead.

this is the memory i was referring to if you were wondering http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
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You can always get the other ram and tighten the timings if you are under the freq, it would be about the same speed. That's what I am doing now. I think you are best off with the ASUS AM3+ board, and its on sale. Get it. The nevermind was because I looked and realized it was on sale so there wasn't a cheaper option at the same performance level. But that ram will work too. For example with my OC my ram is 1465 @ 8-9-7-16-1T (1600 @ 9-9-9-24-1T stock). Just some thought to think about. Is that 710 BE?
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You can always get the other ram and tighten the timings if you are under the freq, it would be about the same speed. That's what I am doing now. I think you are best off with the ASUS AM3+ board, and its on sale. Get it. The nevermind was because I looked and realized it was on sale so there wasn't a cheaper option at the same performance level. But that ram will work too. For example with my OC my ram is 1465 @ 8-9-7-16-1T (1600 @ 9-9-9-24-1T stock). Just some thought to think about. Is that 710 BE?
yeah im over my budget 8 bucks so this is all i can afford for now but i can always buy some G.Skill ram later this year.
no its not a BE cpu but i plan to buy a 955 sometime this year so it should be good for me for a few months
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Yeah I was asking for correlation with the ram timings. If it was BE it wouldn't matter because then your ram would sit at 1600mhz or whatever because all you have to do is rn the multi up and leave fsb alone. Good luck with the ram timings! I just got mine stable. After 2 days of testing and manipulating. But why else do I buy stuff than to play with it? haha.
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Yeah I was asking for correlation with the ram timings. If it was BE it wouldn't matter because then your ram would sit at 1600mhz or whatever because all you have to do is rn the multi up and leave fsb alone. Good luck with the ram timings! I just got mine stable. After 2 days of testing and manipulating. But why else do I buy stuff than to play with it? haha.
well i think the asus mobo only supports 1333 native so i got a little under 300 MHz to play with gonna be fun. been a while since i bought a new mobo
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post #10 of 13
I wish I had enough guts to buy a new one myself... haha. My next upgrade is a 570 for skyrim, I'm selling my 6850 soon.
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