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hi all :]

i have a Phenom II x2 560BE and i gonna get one of this mobos:
MSI 870-G45 for $65 usd
ECS BlackSeries A785GM-AD3 $55 usd

wich one u guys recommend for a slightly OC and maybe unlocking 1 core at stock??

or the two mobos are junk D:? i dont have more options to choose where i live and my budget is tight D:

the other option is this:
Asus M4A785-M for $80usd but i need to stretch my budget, but i dont know if it worth it.

Thanks in advance, and excuse my english :]
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I would get the Asus. MSI motherboards are known for their crap quality..
And honestly, ive never heard of ECS, so I wouldnt trust them either..

I think the ASUS is the way to go here.
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I would get the Asus. MSI motherboards are known for their crap quality..
And honestly, ive never heard of ECS, so I wouldnt trust them either..

I think the ASUS is the way to go here.
This^ I don't know of any "I hate ASUS because" clubs or "My ASUS burst into flames" threads . The only link you had that worked for me was the ASUS M4 one, so I guess you are looking for a MATX board? Might as well go for an M5 series ASUS with the AM3+ socket . This one is is less than the MSI one you have listed, but of course you will have to settle for having a new one instead of a used one that somebody beat on......

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131728

You get the AM3+ socket, but not getting the new 900 series NB/SB at this price. I think you are looking at $20 more to be really "up to date".
    
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thanks both for the reply
i live in mexico, so with my budget i cant realy buy anithing better than those 3

is the M5A78L-M LX better than the M4785t-M??
I dont really need the AM3+ socket, becuase I dont plan to buy a new processor anytime soon

i think i gonna get the Asus M4A785T-M/CSM -link from newegg for $75 usd

what are my possibilities regarding OC and unlock with this mobo? i gonna get a burned mobo if i try to unlock the cores xDD?

thanks in advance
Edited by Mx26 - 7/29/11 at 7:01pm
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thanks both for the reply
i live in mexico, so with my budget i cant realy buy anithing better than those 3

is the M5A78L-M LX better than the M4785t-M??
I dont really need the AM3+ socket, becuase I dont plan to buy a new processor anytime soon

i think i gonna get the Asus M4A785T-M/CSM -link from newegg for $75 usd

what are my possibilities regarding OC and unlock with this mobo?

thanks in advance
So are the boards you are listing your only option ? Are you buying off of Craig's or EBAY or something? I guess I don't know about shipping down there, can you do any mail order from USA? Probably kill ya on shipping even if they can I guess. That M4 785 has a lot more features than the M5 I suggested, so if you are not concerned about having next generation gear it is a good board. You could definitely find a little more board for less $ here in the States, but of the choices that you have listed thus far I think that is the best overall board. I don't quite consider myself an ASUS "fan" quite yet, but I sure like this one in my rig and I have had several over the years- including my last long term PC of about 5 years that absolutely refuses to quit. That particular rig was a slug from day one and ran hot as heck but it is still running- as my jukebox out in the garage- to this day. I think you could clock a 2 core up on that board. It would probably handlle a 4 core but you would be pushing the limits of the power capabilities.

Good info about OC capabilities of AMD boards here:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...tion-list.html
    
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So are the boards you are listing your only option ? Are you buying off of Craig's or EBAY or something? I guess I don't know about shipping down there, can you do any mail order from USA? Probably kill ya on shipping even if they can I guess. That M4 785 has a lot more features than the M5 I suggested, so if you are not concerned about having next generation gear it is a good board. You could definitely find a little more board for less $ here in the States, but of the choices that you have listed thus far I think that is the best overall board. I don't quite consider myself an ASUS "fan" quite yet, but I sure like this one in my rig and I have had several over the years- including my last long term PC of about 5 years that absolutely refuses to quit. That particular rig was a slug from day one and ran hot as heck but it is still running- as my jukebox out in the garage- to this day. I think you could clock a 2 core up on that board. It would probably handlle a 4 core but you would be pushing the limits of the power capabilities.

Good info about OC capabilities of AMD boards here:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...tion-list.html
yeah sadly these are my only options, the others in stock are too expensive like the crosshair v formula or are crappy boards with old nvidia chipsets
The mobos are new from a online shop here in mexico, the asus costs $1200 MXN this is equivalent to buy a $75 mobo from USA.
I can buy things from USA, but the shippings and taxes add like $35-40 usd to the product, and the garanties are not valid here D:

thanks for the link
I see the mobo listed as a 4+1 phase and a 125W TDP, and they recommend 125W OC w/cooling so yeah i gonna buy this board :]
thanks dude
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I bet you will be happy with it. I just buillt a 955 machine for my dad and this one with the 555 runs everything pretty much the same. His graphics look a bit better but thats likely because he has a lot better video card. My 555 is running at a nice 3.9Ghz right now and I have my memory running at a decent speed now too and this thing runs all the games I have like honey. Another thing to consider is that any of the M5 boards are going to have the new UEFI BIOS with mouse and graphic interface and the newer AI Autotuner where you can overclock with one click- and it actually works. Not only does it work, but it tries a bunch of settings in series- each one higher and higher until one fails- then it auto-reverts to the last one that worked. I have written down the settings it was trying at some of the fail OCs and manually put them in and had this thing running @ 4.3 It was getting a bit warm cranked up that high so I slowed it down to the 3.9 auto tune and it runs nice and cool.
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I gonna build this mobo and the phenom with a hawk 5770, 4Gb DDR3 gskill ram and a good antec HCG 520c

I hope is enough for BF3

thanks again
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