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He'll be able to push the 965 further on air.

ENGINEER,

mine is on air.
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Get the 960t...i got mine overclock at 4.25 GHz Stable VCore 1.4625 with Asus M4N75TD watercooling very good temps I'm going keep forever I don't think I'm going back to AMD ever again just 960T is the best in my books thumb.gif My 3DMark Score biggrin.gif


http://3dmark.com/3dmv/3801945

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i have the 960T at 4.0ghz and only 1.375 vcore. with an older zalman 9700 HSF i only hit 50*C. with better cooling i could go higher. and thats on a cheap mobo. look up the 960T club thread. you will get actual info on them form members who own them.
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Ok, sorry for a late update, in in the UK.

Tbh the 2extra cores on the 960t is nice but i wont attempt the unlock.
I'm not wanting to squeeze the 960t to its max, but just bump it to 3.4 ish. Stock cooling + multiplier only. The last thing i want to do is alter voltages especially bcos of the vrm cooling. Or lack of on the cheaper boards.

If my original choice of boards isn't great, any suggestions? Remember still on a budget.

I'm looking into the M4N75TD but others would be good.

Thanks.





NB,
My case will only take MATX.
M4N75TD is out of budget.
Edited by Mathius - 3/30/12 at 2:30am
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post #16 of 68
the M4N75TD is a soild board good pick its a 140 watt board and on another note you will be in no way pushing the 960T by unlocking the 2 other cores it can do 3.4 all day with all 6 core running ite a hex core and my hex stock is 3.2 6 core with a stock cooler with turbo to 3.6 with a stock cpu cooler
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Looks like ill need to extend my budget a little more....

Anyone with an equivilent m-atx board?
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post #18 of 68
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Looks like ill need to extend my budget a little more....
Anyone with an equivilent m-atx board?

Does it need to be MicroATX? If not.. Since your on pretty low budget I'd go with something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157276


ASRock is becoming quite a solid brand, and this motherboard at least has the VRM's heatsinked. Not sure how much it'd be over there in the UK.

EDIT: I looked into the microATX boards.. but to get a decent quality microATX(non 880g/760g chipsets) board it'd be more expensive than regular ATX.. at least on Newegg.
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Yea it needs to be m-atx, my case is a CIT 1012.

Having the option of a 6core chip and 3.4ghz will be great, but if my budget restricts it ill also be quite happy with a quad at 3.4
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post #20 of 68
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Yea it needs to be m-atx, my case is a CIT 1012.
Having the option of a 6core chip and 3.4ghz will be great, but if my budget restricts it ill also be quite happy with a quad at 3.4

Well there aren't any good microATX motherboards for your budget. The cheap ones are all 880g/760g chipset boards which are not made for overclocking and have no VRM cooling, which makes it bad for chips with higher TDP.

So I'd just get the 140w TDP board you had chosen in your OP and get some heatsinks like these for the VRM's

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708012
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