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Hey guys, im currently running a biostar ta890fxe and i am loving it, overclocked VERY easy. I am currently running my 965 at 4.0ghz stable with 1.39v and i havnt had a single bsod or anything over the past 2 weeks.

The main thing i have been thinking about recently is upgrading to a am3+ board, now would it be worth upgrading to a mid price board like this
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131733

or save up for a high end board like the crosshair?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131735

would there be a noticable diffrence between the am3 - am3+ for my gtx 470?
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If I'm correct, the only thing AM3+ will give you over AM3 is the compatibility and support for Bulldozer chips (AMD's next gen CPU) If you plan on upgrading the cpu anytime soon, then I'd probably go for an AM3+ board in general!

Hope this helps a little!
Kukag
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It depends on wether you ever plan on using more than one graphic card or not. If you want to run x-fire or sli, your board needs to support it. Also it's better to have at least a x16, x8 pci lanes and preferrable x16, x16 pci-e lane bandwidth.

If using one graphic card, then the cheaper board will be great.

Honestly, the crosshair boards are very nice and look great, but they are quite overpriced in my opinion.
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