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i have a tul mobo. as in my specs i described it as a cheapie.. cuz it was. it works great. the only thing is i cant oc the cpu. i can do voltage stuff and ram timings and dividers. thats enough for me. i wanted to oc my cpu but oh well. i got a good mobo anyway. its the...ax480a7-f
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well, if i have to choose another mobo, that's gonna be a whole nother adventure. It was so hard to pick one that was less than 150, ATX (i dont want mATX, but if you guys say it is a good pick, ill get one), and antoher big prob was the plascement of the northbridge fans and heatsinks... they all look like they will get in the way of my huge video card... any suggestions?

i had chosen these at some point this week...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569
looks like the northbridge fan would mess with my card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123264
this one looks good...
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post #23 of 29
buy the asus one
 
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so.. you don't think the x1800xt will have problems installing with that huge northbridge fan? I saw a review on newegg that said the guy had to take off the fan and put a small heatsink on it... i dont want to buy a $80 MB just to rip fans off it....
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post #25 of 29
I have an Acellero X2, which is much bigger than the stock cooler and the northbridge fan doesn't get in the way at all. In fact, I unplugged the northbridge fan and let the X2 do the cooling instead, and it blows enough air over then northbridge to keep it cooler than if I left the fan plugged in!
 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145486

how wil this ram work with over clocking my cpu? I dont understand what is meant by the timings..
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post #27 of 29
timings are a littel slow so you may not overclock that much, but its DDR 400 so you won't need to push it that far anyways. All in all its a good deal and I would go for it myself.
 
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post #28 of 29
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well if i can get better ram for like $40 more, ill just do that... could you tell me what is good ram with good timings to optimally overclock my cpu?
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Z%20Technology Those timings are GOOD and the price is good too!
 
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