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Im looking for PCI-E 16x motherboards with decent overclockability on a budget of around $120 which one should i get (prices are in $AUD) this is also bearing in mind this is what the store has in stock:

ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2
Athlon 64 GeForce 6100 chipset FSB 1000MHz PCI-E x16
$104.00

Asus A8N-VM
AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64 S939 DDR400 PCI-E 8xUSB 2.0
$115.00

Asus A8N5X
AMD 939-pin Athlon 64 X2 DDR400 PCI-E Max. 10 USB Q-LAN
$120.00

Asus A8V-E SE
AMD 64 bit Socket 939 Platform PCI Express SATA
$116.00

Foxconn 6150K8MA-8KRS
AMD Athlon 64/64FX/64X2 Socket 939 PCI Express DDR 400 SATA300 Raid
$125.00

Gigabyte GA-K8VT890-9
Athlonâ„¢ 64 S939, VIA KT890, PCIe, DDR, 2xSATA
$126.00
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Originally Posted by Hanjin
Im looking for PCI-E 16x motherboards with decent overclockability on a budget of around $120 which one should i get (prices are in $AUD) this is also bearing in mind this is what the store has in stock:


Asus A8N-VM
AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64 S939 DDR400 PCI-E 8xUSB 2.0
$115.00
Would be my choice of the bunch (nforce chipset mainly)
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Would be my choice of the bunch (nforce chipset mainly)
I second that. Try to stick with Asus as they are known to be great mobo makers.
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Thanks for the input guys it was a decision between the Asus A8N-VM
or the Gigabyte GA-K8VT890-9 guess ill go for the Asus.
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Look into the DFI Nf4 Ultra-D. Possably one of the best overclockers out there, and it can be found for cheap.
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yeah the ultra D is only like 10 bucks more.
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I have a A8N-VM CSM. The front side bus only overclocks to 240Mhz which will limit your overclocking ability. I am sure the A8N-VM is the same or lower as the A8N-VM CSM is the one with the 6150 chip and the A8N-VM has a 6100.

I have a Sandy 3700+ that is being held back by that board.
It's overclocked to the max of the MB on the stock HSF.

If you want to overclock to the max, I would get a different board.
I wouldn't of bought this board if I knew the FSB was limited.

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Thanks for the input guys it was a decision between the Asus A8N-VM
or the Gigabyte GA-K8VT890-9 guess ill go for the Asus.
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Im not looking into to overclocking my 3200+ too much 230-240 would be good enough for me at the moment till i can get some more cash later and do a new build. The Ultra D is hard to find here in Australia for cheap and cost around 170-200.
post #9 of 9
If it fits your puposes, get it.
It's a good board, make sure you upgrade the Bios.
I like the board, just wish it went faster.

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Im not looking into to overclocking my 3200+ too much 230-240 would be good enough for me at the moment till i can get some more cash later and do a new build.
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