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so i finally got around to upgrading my old rig just purchased a phenom 2 x4 965 black edition read some good post on it and good overclocking abilities and was cheap now i need a mobo and ram to go with it my current mobo does not quite handle it lol wich is a ASUS M3A78-EM running ddr2 i did put the new CPU in that board because i was to excited and couldnt wait to play surprisingly OCd it to 4100 stable well was stable for the night not no more lol but this is what i have need some recommendation for new i want the best OC ability i can get for a decent price

what i have to work with is

Phenom 2 x4 965 clack edition- CPU

Corsair H-80- Cooling

OCZ ZX series 1000w- PSU

i need RAM and MOBO i will eventually get a good GPU to go with it but for now ill have to use the old EVGA 9800 GTX+
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post #2 of 29
what's your budget for these parts??
ram is pretty cheap now and for overclocking you should get a decent board.

As for the motherboard if you only plan on using one gpu you could go for an asus m5a97 le rev2; if you plan on using sli or crossfire then go for the m5a99 or sabertooth.

I can recomend these boards caus I own one of them and have done builds with the other two.
Edited by robbiq - 2/27/13 at 1:17pm
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post #3 of 29
Motherboard and memory I just bought myself.

Corsair DDR3 8GB 2X4GB (2133) memory $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233276

Motherboards
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3, 8+2 VRM, $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519
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good deal
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post #5 of 29
Biostar TA990FXE is a good mobo.
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post #6 of 29
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i just found a CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA for $130 refurbished i might go with that one.
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i just found a CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA for $130 refurbished i might go with that one.
I would go with a 9** series mobo for future upgrade. Steamroller will be AM3+.
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post #8 of 29
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_ya_os_product
and these corsair vengance ram chips for $50
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whats a good 9 serries for a good price? i do like asus ive had good luck with them...
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post #10 of 29
I would go with some 1833 or 2133 and under oc them and tighten the timing.
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