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What is the best AM2 board for under $150? I was thinking about the BIOSTAR TForce 550, as it looked good for OCing, people seem to have luck with TForce boards. I would like it to support memory speeds up to DDR2 1000 if that's possible. I don't mean standard, as DDR2 800 is as high as the stock speeds go. I mean I want to be able to OC my memory to 500 MHz, as I plan on buying DDR2 1066 RAM with it.

Just wondering. Thanks,
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I heard the Crosshair RoG edition is really good.
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I have a gigabyte ga-m55plus-s3g that is REALLY good board, I ran this b4 I got my m2n32 board, doesnt have SLi but it was a good overclocker.....sittin in the box collectin dust now.....waiting to be put back into action...

edit: plus its cheap.....85 bucks on newegg now....cant say i got it that cheap tho.
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One thing i read tho, it does not matter what chipset you go with in AM2 almost all chipsets have identical performance



edit...was looking on newegg still and this is an AWSOME board for the price


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013


m2n-sli deluxe...
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Originally Posted by jriggs256 View Post
One thing i read tho, it does not matter what chipset you go with in AM2 almost all chipsets have identical performance
Whats at issue wit the NForce is 550, least options 570 more options, 590 most options in the BIOS.

Sorry Pow3, that 939 post was a joke , just a self razzing
    
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Whats at issue wit the NForce is 550, least options 570 more options, 590 most options in the BIOS.

Sorry Pow3, that 939 post was a joke , just a self razzing
Ill be honest....on my 590 board...there are options I will never use...I wish I would have researched my board a bit b4 i put $300 into it, woulda saved my self some cash and I could already have Sli, The Gigabyte board i have has tons of Volt options for OC'ing and its cool stable and fast, so its a good board...gets the job done at least
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Thanks, so any 590 board will OC well?
    
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Most will, the only reason im stuck where I am, is cuz i ran outa money, and im on stock cooling...running into heat issues, That Asus 570 board is a BEAST for the money. some of the nf4 will clock well...like i said i have great luck from my gigabyte board.....
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I was thinkin about an ABIT 570SLI, just so some day I can go SLI, even though I use ATI right now. Or to save money the ABIT 570 Ultra. Would that be a good board?
    
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Why don't you get the DFI LANPARTY UT NF590 and instead of getting ddr2 1066 RAM you get ddr2 800?
    
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