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Micro ATX board for a 3600 Brisbane?

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Hello everybody, I’m new to the forums and would like some suggestions for a micro atx motherboard for the 3600 brisbane. One of my friends recently gave me his old e-machine because the motherboard died in it. I thought I would breath new life into it with a new board and cpu. I’ve also never tried overclocking a PC before and I’ve heard good things about the Brisbanes, so I thought I would give it a shot.

I found a 3600 Brisbane combo with this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138038

It seems hard to pass up for $90, but I would like to see the oc hit 3ghz. So I was wondering if this is a good board. I know people are getting good a oc off of the Biostar T Force550 but the e-machine case requires a micro atx board.
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post #2 of 5
Hi, and welcome to the forums

You probably know you'll need DDR2 RAM for the X2 3600+ Brisbane socket AM2. The eMachines has DDR2 ?

My best bet for an mATX motherboard would be this Biostar:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138074

More expensive yes, but supposedly a pretty good overclocker. The one you picked has a VIA chipset, and I wouldn't count on a lot of overclocking, if any.
    
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Thanks for the speedy response Chozart. I had actually been looking at that board you linked. I figured it was a better board but the $90 combo was so tempting. I think I will go with the Tforce board. I did know I would need new ram. Have any suggestions some DDR2 ram that will give my best bang for my buck.
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AMD Phenom II 720 BE GA-MA790XT-UD4P EVGA 8800GT 512mb 4GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333 
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Western Digital 640 GB AALS Windows7 64Bit Acer H213H 21.5" (1920x1080) Antec True Power Trio 550W 
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Antec P180 
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Western Digital 640 GB AALS Windows7 64Bit Acer H213H 21.5" (1920x1080) Antec True Power Trio 550W 
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Antec P180 
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This 2GB Corsair kit for $70 looks really nice. DDR2 675, and CAS4. That will allow you a good overclock with RAM at 1:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145015

The 1GB version of that kit is $45:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145539

Personally, I'd spend the additional $25 for the 2GB kit.
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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Thanks again!
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital 640 GB AALS Windows7 64Bit Acer H213H 21.5" (1920x1080) Antec True Power Trio 550W 
Case
Antec P180 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital 640 GB AALS Windows7 64Bit Acer H213H 21.5" (1920x1080) Antec True Power Trio 550W 
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Antec P180 
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