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i want the cheapest possible motherboard no more than $89 shipped

i want to overclock my 710 to atleast 3GHz
i want core unlocker
i dont care if its DDR2 or 3
preferably 4+1 phase or better
MUST have onboard gpu
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post #2 of 7
philhalo66,

So what you're saying is... you want a tutorial on how to search for motherboards on Newegg? Okay!

1. Go to www.newegg.com
2. Go to Computer Hardware > Motherboards
3. Go to AMD Motherboards (assuming those three numbers relates to AMD Phenom IIs)
4. This is where it gets tricky. On the left-hand side under "Narrow Results", hit Power, which will take you to numerous checkboxes and allow you to hand-pick what you want or don't want in a motherboard
5. When finished, hit search
6. Sort by price, low to high (because you seem like the frugal type)
7. Work your way down until you find one that interests you, then google that product for benchmarks and performance results!

Good luck!
Edited by Gearbox - 8/22/11 at 8:00am
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post #3 of 7
Cheap quality, or cheap, quality? lol

Gigabyte should have a board in that range. I think I got mine for a bit more than that. Idk about overclocking on a cheap board though.... I'm locked at 3.24 now. However, it did unlock both core and cache. Neither are too stable, though.
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@Gearbox, I did not know that! Whoa.. Does this 'newegg' thing sell easter eggs? They should be kinda cheap seeing as easter has passed.
 
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philhalo66,

So what you're saying is... you want a tutorial on how to search for motherboards on Newegg? Okay!

1. Go to www.newegg.com
2. Go to Computer Hardware > Motherboards
3. Go to AMD Motherboards (assuming those three numbers relates to AMD Phenom IIs)
4. This is where it gets tricky. On the left-hand side under "Narrow Results", hit Power, which will take you to numerous checkboxes and allow you to hand-pick what you want or don't want in a motherboard
5. When finished, hit search
6. Sort by price, low to high (because you seem like the frugal type)
7. Work your way down until you find one that interests you, then google that product for benchmarks and performance results!

Good luck!
i know about all that but i want a motherboard people on here think is good, 99% of the reviews on newegg are made by complete idiots.
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post #6 of 7
The board in my sig is cheap but pretty good.
Its ddr3 and has unlock option.
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post #7 of 7
I think SuperBiiz still has that 15% off DEALMONGO code going, so you can get some pretty sweet deals there. Just so I'm understanding, you don't need SLI this time? What form factor? The microATX motherboard in my sig slides into your budget with the code, and it's pretty good, although there are several comparable boards in that price range.
Edited by t-ramp - 8/22/11 at 10:54am
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