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http://www.epoxstore.com/Product_Det...roduct_ID=1106

if someone can find it on like, newegg or something, that'd be great

would it be a good mobo?

and yes, i realize it takes ddr2 (i would be buying an amd x2 6000+ and ram and a new CPU and hard drive and cd drive to go with it)
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Epox boards usually have great build quality in my experience. You should have a few OC options within the bios but don't expect it to be a great overclocker. The 570SLI chip runs both pcie slots in x8 mode when in sli and with one card in x16.

Are you wanting something with sli or are you just planning on running a single card solution?

Edit: Also how much are you wanting to spend?
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I would say no, just because it's EPOX and I don't they exist anymore under that name- and cause it's not very attractive.
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im willing to spend from $50-$75 on it, and if there is any chance of DDR400 or 333, but if I have to go DDR2 I will, and I plan to go SLI when I can, but I don't know when that is, and to go SLI now I'd need another MSI 8600GTS which is hard to find =/
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This would be the best board for you in your price range BIOSTAR A770 A2+. If you plan on getting a decent SLI board it's going to cost you. You will have to get ddr2 memory. There are some reports on newegg of this board not working with phenom cpu's although it is designed for them as well as the x2's lol. I tend not to believe some of those shoddy reviews on newegg.
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would this be good ram to go with it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
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kk

would this be good ram to go with it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
Looks good too me .
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kk

would this be good ram to go with it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
That memory runs 5-5-5-15-2T timings at DDR2 800 speeds, which is not impressive at all. Don't expect those sticks to overclock much past DDR2 800 speeds. However, RAM speeds in excess of DDR2 800 aren't very important to X2 CPU's, giving only modest gains in performance. Also, G.Skill is a reputable manufacturer so the sticks are likely to arrive in working condition and last a long time. So will they work fine? Yes. Will they be good for overclocking? No.

If you are willing to spend an extra $10, these G.Skills are much better, running tighter 4-4-4-12-2T timings at DDR2 800 and having more potential for overclocking. If you're ok with mail-in rebates, you might want to also consider these Patriot sticks for only $25 after a $25 mail-in rebate that will take about 3 months to come, assuming you follow the instructions well.

As to your question about finding a motherboard to support an X2 6000+ CPU and still use DDR RAM, the answer is no. AMD use to use socket 939 for it's CPUs, and all socket 939 motherboards (like yours) use DDR RAM. However, over 2 and a half years ago, AMD released socket AM2 CPUs and motherboards that can only work with DDR2 memory. They stopped producing socket 939 CPU's and motherboards awhile ago. They've even phased out almost all of their socket AM2 CPU's, leaving only some of the faster ones like the X2 6000+ and X2 6400BE and for the low end the X2 5200+. This is because they've had out their AM2+ Phenom CPU's for over a year now.

What you're going to find as you shop for motherboards are a ton of socket AM2+ motherboards, a few socket AM2 motherboards, and almost no socket 939 motherboards. Any socket 939 motherboard you find will be ancient and out of production for quite some time now.

So bite the bullet and get a socket AM2+ motherboard and some DDR2 RAM. Socket AM2+ is backwards compatible with socket AM2 CPUs, so it will work fine with an older X2 6000+ CPU even though it's designed to run Phenom CPUs. DDR2 is incredibly cheap now anyway, cheaper than DDR memory.
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And if you get a AM2+ board, chances are with a BIOS update it'll accept an AM3 processor.
    
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That memory runs 5-5-5-15-2T timings at DDR2 800 speeds, which is not impressive at all. Don't expect those sticks to overclock much past DDR2 800 speeds. However, RAM speeds in excess of DDR2 800 aren't very important to X2 CPU's, giving only modest gains in performance. Also, G.Skill is a reputable manufacturer so the sticks are likely to arrive in working condition and last a long time. So will they work fine? Yes. Will they be good for overclocking? No.

If you are willing to spend an extra $10, these G.Skills are much better, running tighter 4-4-4-12-2T timings at DDR2 800 and having more potential for overclocking. If you're ok with mail-in rebates, you might want to also consider these Patriot sticks for only $25 after a $25 mail-in rebate that will take about 3 months to come, assuming you follow the instructions well.

As to your question about finding a motherboard to support an X2 6000+ CPU and still use DDR RAM, the answer is no. AMD use to use socket 939 for it's CPUs, and all socket 939 motherboards (like yours) use DDR RAM. However, over 2 and a half years ago, AMD released socket AM2 CPUs and motherboards that can only work with DDR2 memory. They stopped producing socket 939 CPU's and motherboards awhile ago. They've even phased out almost all of their socket AM2 CPU's, leaving only some of the faster ones like the X2 6000+ and X2 6400BE and for the low end the X2 5200+. This is because they've had out their AM2+ Phenom CPU's for over a year now.

What you're going to find as you shop for motherboards are a ton of socket AM2+ motherboards, a few socket AM2 motherboards, and almost no socket 939 motherboards. Any socket 939 motherboard you find will be ancient and out of production for quite some time now.

So bite the bullet and get a socket AM2+ motherboard and some DDR2 RAM. Socket AM2+ is backwards compatible with socket AM2 CPUs, so it will work fine with an older X2 6000+ CPU even though it's designed to run Phenom CPUs. DDR2 is incredibly cheap now anyway, cheaper than DDR memory.
I've had two different kits of the above recommended ram that the OP asked if was OK and both of my kits have clocked to 1000mhz at their recommended stock voltage. Runs pretty fast too me. The ram you recommended is good ram though those are some impressive timings at ddr800 speed. Good info and recommendations though cheers.
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