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post #1 of 10
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I need a motherboard to go along with my Socket AM2 AMD 3600+ Brisbane. I would like to reach 3.0GHz with it and my budget is around $100. Are there any boards out there that can do this?
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post #2 of 10
A good AM2 mobo is the Biostar TForce 550. It's about 80$, you should be able to hit 3Ghz with this mobo.
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post #3 of 10
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Is there a similar model that has SLI?
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post #4 of 10
I also recommend the Biostar TForce 550 ($69.99 w/ MIR @ Newegg). I replaced a DFI Infinity NFII M2 that fried in only a couple months with the Biostar and I couldn't be happier. Running at a conservative 2510mhz right now. You'd have $30 left over to get an HSF if you need one.

For SLI, there's the BIOSTAR TForce TF570SLI ($84.99 @ Newegg). I don't know much about it but it seems solid based on the couple reviews I've read.
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Save $40 more and you can buy my DFI Lanparty...Best one available atm
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post #6 of 10
Here is a board that O.C.'s pretty much the same as the Tforce 550 but has SLI:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138059
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
I think he wants SLI. Check my earlier post
post #9 of 10
I recommend the tforce 550, my friend has it paired with a 3600 x2 brisbane and it sails.

I am very curious about the tforce 570 SLi because its 5 bucks more, but with the entire SLi option. Could be very, very good.
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post #10 of 10
will if he does when disregard my post and if not those are very overclockable mobos
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