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I'm thinking of getting the Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz cpu, and unlocking the 4th core and overclocking, i have hd 5830, Zalman LED cooler. I want to be able to play battlefield 3 and mw3. What mother board would work with it off newegg. I was thinking of evo or this,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131651

Also would 1 4gb of ram be better or 2 2gb running on dual slots?
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2x2Gb is better. You are unlikely to be able to unlock, but those chips can reach 3.9-4Ghz with ease, at which point you'll be able to play BF3 with no bottleneck.

And buy a mobo with MOSFET cooling, Asus or Gigabyte.
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Could you list some motherboards?
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ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850;15305392 
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

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This, it looks oos at newegg.com currently though.
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-668


This board would be nice too, even gives you the opportunity for x8/x8 CrossFire
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-272

Generally motherboards without on board graphics can overclock a bit more also.

Or this biostar board if x16/x4 crossfire is sufficient.

http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-138-303

There's a combo deal with some really good ram sticks that comes out to 107$ AMIR.
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-220-562

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Im looking to spend 100ish, the evo that you said to get is out of stock, i need to order it soon, any thing else u would suggest?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stutla22;15306655 
Im looking to spend 100ish, the evo that you said to get is out of stock, i need to order it soon, any thing else u would suggest?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

?
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m4n98td-evo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131636&Tpk=n98td
it's a little more..but well worth it! for two reasons..ok..3
1)great power phases and mosfet cooling
2)nvidia RAID drivers are way better than amd's
3)it's as good as the top-end boards
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley;15306731 
m4n98td-evo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131636&Tpk=n98td
it's a little more..but well worth it! for two reasons..ok..3
1)great power phases and mosfet cooling
2)nvidia RAID drivers are way better than amd's
3)it's as good as the top-end boards


Has to be Near 100 or under
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