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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
im torn between 2 motherboards for a new build and need your guys help.

my needs are...
-overclocking
-support 8gb ram
-support 2 3870x2's
-support phenom 9850
-i cant think of anything else atm

these are my two choices
-msi k9a2 platinum
-gigabyte
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post #2 of 8
Buy the one in my sig. I just got it, love it.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
wat advantages are there?
is it easy to overclock?
what price would i be looking at?
can it meet my needs?
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post #4 of 8
It has 3 way crossfire and the 790FX chipset with least spacious heatsink. I'm a OCing noob and i got my 9850 BE to 3.0G semi-stable.

I got mine for $135 at newegg.com

You should always read as many reviews as possible before chooing gear though.

http://us.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_prod...P%20DK&SITE=NA
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
with that mobo, i can use ddr2 1066 just fine right?
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post #6 of 8
It's been getting some good endorsements from users here.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136044
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post #7 of 8
And again, another vote for the DFI.
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
It's been getting some good endorsements from users here.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136044
James thanks again for pointing me toward this board. +Rep.
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