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Cheap OC'ing am2 board?

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I currently building a budget amd system - What im after is a cheapish Asus or msi board (these are the brands my local store uses) That will also add in a mild over clock.
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post #2 of 11
isnt that cheap but looks good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013

whats your budget?
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I would say any of the Asus M2N series:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

I think the sweet spot is held by the ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra. The more advanced chipset should be of help.
    
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post #4 of 11
Either of the three:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136014
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188016
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138026 (On a budget)


Edit: Hm. I just realized that you said Asus or MSI. I heard the MSI boards are moderate OCers and the Asus boards are a bit expensive.
Get the M2N32 SLI Deluxe or M2N-E then.
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swiftshinobi: and how is any of these boards and Asus or MSI
    
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post #6 of 11
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This is my local store. Im looking through you guys suggestion now Thanks. Its in NZ$ inc tax so in your guys heads its expensive... 1nzd is about 73us cents

EDIT lmao forgot the link
http://www.playtech.co.nz/category.p...on=show&id=443
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post #7 of 11
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They don't have much of a selection But its the closest & trusted store to me atm since i haven't got a car anymore =s im not after anything super fancy just something that will still give me headroom to overclock a bit.
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post #8 of 11
How much are you willing to spend on it?

Oh well... from that site, this is my pick:

ASUS M2N-E SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 500 AMD ATX Motherboard
    
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post #9 of 11
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under $200nzd

edit, hmm saying that i still would pay just over that if you suggested say the MSI K9N SLI Platinum. But the boards at 4 or 5 hundred are out completly lol
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post #10 of 11
See previous post for my pick.

I would not get MSI.. not known for overclocking... And that Asus board looks nice, and will give you at least some overclocking.
    
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