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ok im usually pretty good at figuring out the best for a new build but i am trying to find a decent am2 mobo thats a good ocer but not top of the line, im putting together some of my old components to make a internet comp for the front room in my new house and want something that i can fold 24/7 on a dual core and surf the net and stuff but i want to get the most out of it i.e. oc it a bit

im familier with dfi/asus but was wondering are there anyothers out there that perform well for a lower price since im not familier with any other producers like abit and gigabyte

thanks for any input
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well... what is your budget for the whole thing and which parts do you have already?
    
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i have everything but the mobo for the most part, my main rig has the dfi 590, i am looking for something that will oc but that doesnt cost 200$ since it wont be for gaming or anyhting just messing around and folding
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maybe something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136015
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I think that board looks pretty decent. Let's see if anyone has experience with it.
    
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the Abit nF-M2 is looking very good for an mATX with integrated vga.
It's got a decent BIOS, voltages & there's a screenie floating around of 1 doing 3.2Ghz (320x10) ...
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thanks guys
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check out the new epox mf570 SLi, a user on another forumn reviewed it and said it was a great OCer, its about 130-140 on newegg, its more than the infinity, and has sli which you wont be using, but seems to be a good board,

Its pretty much the only reason why Id buy an AM2 system is if I got that epox board, especially with the Core 2 Duo's Im a huge fan of Epox.

My old 8kha+ ran 24/7 for almost 6 years before my little bro spilled milk on it... Epox is quality!!

here is the board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123005
     
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