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I'm looking to build a small LAN rig, going with a X2 or X4 with a GTX 460. I will be going to Micro Center to get the CPU, which board should I get with it? The only requirement I have is that it's mATX as this is going into a NZXT Vulcan case.

Another option is to get the board that's worth the most, sell and buy a new one.

What do you all think?
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The GA-78LMT-S2P
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The GA-78LMT-S2P
And a mosfet heatsink
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Biostar A780L3G with some VRM cooler is very good. I had 1 and I can run a 970 and 1090T on it at stock speeds without any problems.
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I did a build for a friend 4 days ago with the A770E3 and it worked perfectly. I also know 3 other people who purchased the board and they have had no problems at all. It even supports 125W PSU's.
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I did a build for a friend 4 days ago with the A770E3 and it worked perfectly. I also know 3 other people who purchased the board and they have had no problems at all. It even supports 125W CPU's.
There fixed for yah
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post #7 of 14
125W CPUs should be paired with a quality 4+1 phase system with cooling (whether via stock cooler/airflow or separate heatsink) for the most reliable and safe operation.
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125W CPUs should be paired with a quality 4+1 phase system with cooling (whether via stock cooler/airflow or separate heatsink) for the most reliable and safe operation.
You also need to look at the quality of the VRM too and I know that the Biostar A780L3G has good quality VRM on it for a 3+1 phase power.
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That is true, actually most Biostar 3+1 can provide quite well due to the abundance of amperage capability with the utilised transistors. However, it is imperative that if you overclock a high TDP processor, that you get at least 4+1 phase for more reliable and stable voltage regulation.
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
Biostar A780L3G with some VRM cooler is very good. I had 1 and I can run a 970 and 1090T on it at stock speeds without any problems.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
125W CPUs should be paired with a quality 4+1 phase system with cooling (whether via stock cooler/airflow or separate heatsink) for the most reliable and safe operation.
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
You also need to look at the quality of the VRM too and I know that the Biostar A780L3G has good quality VRM on it for a 3+1 phase power.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
That is true, actually most Biostar 3+1 can provide quite well due to the abundance of amperage capability with the utilised transistors. However, it is imperative that if you overclock a high TDP processor, that you get at least 4+1 phase for more reliable and stable voltage regulation.
Ok. Basicaly we both are saying that the Biostar A780L3G is good for ocing a x2 and bad for ocing x4.
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