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I did some upgrades to my PC about a year ago, which included swapping out my PhII 955 and GA-MA770-UD3 for what I've got today. I wanted to keep prices down, so I grabbed this $75 motherboard http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138372 (it seems to be perpetually on sale)

From day 1, I was pretty impressed at how well it would OC ram, as there is no multiplier that goes beyond 1866 on AMD. (To my knowledge)

This afternoon however, I wanted to see how it would stack up against the much more expensive boards, so I submitted to HWbot my run: http://hwbot.org/submission/2520523_truefakts_maxxmem_ddr3_sdram_700.7_marks

Now it isn't as fast as many of the Intel chips that boast 2000+ points in maxxmem, but it isn't half bad in my opinion, especially when I snagged 4th place out of FX8350 submissions. http://hwbot.org/benchmark/maxxmem/rankings?hardwareTypeId=processor_2689#start=0#interval=20

Only sucky thing is, I ran it at the same clocks just before, and pulled 720, but it BSOD'd right after I saved the screenshot and the file was corrupted.

All in all, I'm pretty satisfied with it, and if anyone is looking for a relatively inexpensive motherboard, I'd recommend the Biostar TA970
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Several Stock air Windows 7 + Solus OS 2560x1080 LG 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair CX750M white HAF932 Deathadder 
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