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Help me decide plz: MSI 761GM2-V or ASUS A8N-VM-CSM

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Hello. I am rebuilding an OEM rig to make it OC-able My budget for a mobo goes to about $150. The Asus is $30 more than the MSI and it's definitely better, but I wanted to know if you think the $30 is worth it. I sorta think it is, but you never know.

ASUS A8N-VM-CSM
MSI 761GM2-V

BTW, that website corresponds to a local shop, just so you know.

EDIT: mATX is the only size my case accepts.
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mATX? not a good idea. I don't think either of those boards will show you a nice overclock.

what is your total plan and budget? that will help us better
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by money11465
My advice is to stay away from any model of motherboard with a "V" designation. You will not be happy if you purchase either of those boards with an eye towards overclocking.

A lovely board, overclocks like mad and will give you a fine fun factor for ~$20.00 more.

http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...temno=A4808601




Price: $109.99



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Sorry, but my case only accepts mATX, as the OEM obviously thought most end users would be much happier with a smaller PC rather than one good at OCing cause they lock it anyway. So it has to be mATX.

BTW: I was looking at that DFI, too!
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post #5 of 44
get the cheapest new case you can find then
    
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What a bout a Biostar T-Force 6100? Those are great little ocing boards....the company Biostar might be a little bit of a turn off because they arn't one of the "big" companys......but I've used their products before, and they are nice (my socket 478 P4-m80-m4 served me well)

EDIT: Doesn't seem that they carry them at that online store.....
    
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post #7 of 44
just stay away from anything mATX and onboard video. No matter what brand, i'll limit your overclock

I strongly suggest a new case; the cheapest you can find. just transplant the whole rig.
    
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post #8 of 44
My friend has the A8N-VM-CSM (Which I also have a thread about... Let me find it) and there's a FSB wall in the BIOS at 240FSB, so if you want further, a modded or newer BIOS could be the solution.
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Here you go.
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Please excuse the stupid question, but why should I avoid mATX?
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