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post #1 of 15
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I am looking to build a computer and overclock it with the following parts

Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...atedMark=False

Leaning toward the $189 Sapphire although it is more expensive as it is cermaic and has more heat sensors being that I plan on overclocking everything... But really could not tell a difference between all the boards listed (although I don't know if that even matters for overclocking).

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849


GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121466


RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220597


HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148725

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341018

I really couldn't tell the difference between any of the boards listed doing basic research but am looking for a cost effective solution that will work well with the rest of my system and allows for overclocking of the parts.
Edited by coolct1678 - 8/7/11 at 7:10pm
post #2 of 15
None of your links work.

ASUS FTW.[/fanboy]
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post #3 of 15
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Fixed the links. Also is it odd that my motherboard is the most expensive piece of the rig? how much is that cermaic and heat sensors going to help with overclocking. Also is there a much more cost effective way to do this? definitely want the ability to add more ram and at least 1 more video card down the road.
Edited by coolct1678 - 8/7/11 at 1:23pm
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Anyone got any information on this? looking to order my computer in the next day or two....
post #5 of 15
I recommend the Sabertooth, open box if new is too expensive for you. Asus makes great mobos. I'd have recommended the MSI board, but MSI is pretty bad in the AMD department. Superb with Intel rigs.
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post #6 of 15
I would go for something better if you are going to overclock, Asus Crosshair V; if you are tight on your budget then go with the sabertooth.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skullpture View Post
I recommend the Sabertooth, open box if new is too expensive for you. Asus makes great mobos. I'd have recommended the MSI board, but MSI is pretty bad in the AMD department. Superb with Intel rigs.
Please don't, I have a bad experience with it, can't set my RAM to 1600MHz without issues, RAM doesn't work on default timings 7-8-7-24, had them on 8-8-8-28 to be stable... The issues just keep coming and coming.
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post #8 of 15
Nice pick on the ram.

The Tuf has a 5 year warranty. They're all pretty close on the main features. Unless there is something very specific you're looking for, I suggest getting the cheapest one that fills your needs. But then again, 5 year warranty.
 
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post #9 of 15
That motherboard looks perfecto.

That build is all around good. See if you can get the Spinpoint f3 1tb though, its a better drive.
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post #10 of 15
Board looks nice, only thing is the HDD green HDD's are something to avoid usually. I had a the 1TB version of that drive and it died in 2 weeks.
 
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