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Thinking of getting this new mobo, and expand on it later. (I have no PCI-E Video card atm, still using AGP). Will this card get old quick, or is it safe to get and use in the near future.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128014

The reason for this is because somone here might sell it for 55 bucks.

Good deal for me? Also if you guys know anything about the mobo let me know. My current rig is in sig.
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If u r not in a budget then get an AM2+ mobo. Then in future u can drop a x3 or x4 in it. Also Gygabyte has S-series Ultra durable II mobos. Try to get one of those.
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Although that board only supports HT of 2000mhz it does also support the new x3 and x4 phenoms with bios update. I have this board in my AMD rig and it is a very reliable and fast board. It runs SLI smooth and is very OC friendly. I doubt you will notice a huge difference running at a HT of 2000mhz instead of 5200mhz. Gigabyte boards in general are quality.
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I just picked up one of these boards to replace my POS ASUS M2N board. (the old 430 fsb version, not the 570).

I also added a corsair 650W TX series psu.

Here are my benches using 3dmark06.

5000 Black Edition
Palit 9600 gt
2 GB Gskill 800 value ram (red stuff)
SATA drives (HD and DVD)

Bone stock (no oc on anything)

SM2 - 4294
SM3 - 4256
CPU - 2189

9351 3dmark score

Added 2GB of same ram to bring total to 4 GB

SM2 - 4303
SM3 - 4254
CPU - 2187

9354 3dmark score (no change)

OC card from stock (650/900/1625) to 716/932/1806

SM2 - 4456
SM3 - 4520
CPU - 2187

9690 3dmark score (getting somewhere now...)

OC CPU to 3.1 GHz
OC card to 730/1007/1825

SM2 - 4671
SM3 - 4711
CPU - 2297

10142 3dmark score

I have no complaints with this board. I easily got my fsb up to 240 isolating everything else as much as possible. It runs my 5000BE at 3.1 comfortably with temps never exceeding 50 degrees with aftermarket cooler (AIR). I run my cpu voltage at 1.4 and my ram at 1.9 and have the overclock on the cpu with my ram at 800+ with no issue (orthos 6 hours)
This board is a huge improvement over my old board and has been a great performer for me. Plan to pick up a second 9600gt and try sli (not for resolution as much as something to try) I only run a 19" monitor right now. This is all in XP Pro 32 bit. I dual boot Vista Ultimate 32 bit and will bench it there soon. Plays all my games flawlessly (crysis on high @ 1400x900).
I have no complaints about this board. Looks good through the window of my case and so far performs great for a budget board. With some better ram, I am sure I will get my CPU OC up a little higher. I think my cheapo Gskill ram is holding me back a little. Might get some HZ ram and see what it can do.
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