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Hi guys.

I have a AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black, and I intend to build a gaming machine.
Preferably with 2xGeforce 560 Ti SLi, and 8Gb of 1333mhz or 1600mhz memory.
Is this CPU good for overclocking ?
What is the best chipset for this CPU in general ?
What Motherboard would you get ? Preferably Gigabyte or Asus.

Please comment.
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CPU is good for OCing, I'd try to find a Crosshair IV Formula for cheap now that the CH V Formula is out. You won't notice any difference between the two boards. So the 890FX chipset is the best by extension. the 990FX just won't be the best bang for your buck.
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Originally Posted by tquintana2;14454170 
CPU is good for OCing, I'd try to find a Crosshair IV Formula for cheap now that the CH V Formula is out. You won't notice any difference between the two boards. So the 890FX chipset is the best by extension. the 990FX just won't be the best bang for your buck.

Other than the fact that the Crosshair V supports SLI wink.gif
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gigabyte 990fxa-ud3, its the cheapest fx board with dual x16 lanes for video cards.
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Originally Posted by toyz72;14455262 
gigabyte 990fxa-ud3, its the cheapest fx board with dual x16 lanes for video cards.

This. /thread
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALUCARDVPR;14455188 
Other than the fact that the Crosshair V supports SLI wink.gif

Heh...

But seriously the prices of the 890s are not a bargain. Much less a bang for the buck at all.

Spend the extra 10-20 bucks and get a really nice new board and future proof your system.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735
-239.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644
-209.99

Not even a comparison imo...

As far as RAM goes, 1600Mhz speed is fine. Nothing less though. What you are really looking for in RAM and an AMD system is tight timings and low CAS latency. Also keep in mind that Dual channel is preferred by AMD systems and will allow better overclocking.

These are perfect examples:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233147
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233185

Alot of guys/gals here have had great luck with the G.skill Ripjaw and ECO lines of RAM as well.
Edited by Lindyrig - 8/3/11 at 7:32pm
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Lindyrig;14455297 
Heh...

But seriously the prices of the 890s are not a bargain. Much less a bang for the buck at all.

Spend the extra 10-20 bucks and get a really nice new board and future proof your system.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735
-239.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644
-209.99

Not even a comparison imo...

This... For the price difference plus the sli capability, C5F all the way IMO. If that's a bit pricey, then the Sabertooth - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736

Right now ASUS is plain good OC'ing boards... and dependable.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Snikkari;14454078 
Hi guys.

I have a AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black, and I intend to build a gaming machine.
Preferably with 2xGeforce 560 Ti SLi, and 8Gb of 1333mhz or 1600mhz memory.
Is this CPU good for overclocking ?
What is the best chipset for this CPU in general ?
What Motherboard would you get ? Preferably Gigabyte or Asus.

Please comment.

1. yes , it should hit at least 3.8
2. 990 series
3. GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X for 139.00$
and support sli and crossfire. It also has a 8+1 power phase for overclocking.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by happy medium;14455383 
1. yes , it should hit at least 3.8
2. 990 series
3. GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X for 139.00$
and support sli and crossfire. It also has a 8+1 power phase for overclocking.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510

3.8 on a stock cooler tongue.gif
post #10 of 11
As others have said spend the extra money and future proof your system a little and get a AM3+ board. My vote is for the Crosshair V - best board I've ever owned.
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