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Alright, for all those who are good at overclocking and have done it before, what is a good AMD motherboard to get for overclocking? I'm trying to upgrade to a new system, and my budget for a new motherboard is around $150-$160 range. I'm looking at a couple of DFI boards, but I don't positively know if I want to get them. I want to get a good processor and a good video card, but just a little lost on which motherboard to start out with. I don't really know how to overclock, but want that option as to researching it more in the future. What do you guys recommend? I don't want to have people just look at prices and rating, but maybe have actually done it with some of the boards or know of people and the board has treated them well. THanks.
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Hey and welcome to oc.net..Ithought i would point out this motherboard as i hear very good things about it plus there are actually quite a few people on this forum who have it and they can make it abit more clear to you how good this motherboard is :ASUS A8N-SLI Premium ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...40#DetailSpecs
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The board listed above is good. I'd also suggest this one here
the DFI nf4 Ultra-D, I've seem other people here have this board also, I've had no problems with it. I must also say that the BIOS has tons of options, making it hard for someone new, but you'll learn fast and plus if you have any questions you know where to turn for help
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
Same thing Dfi lanparty Are sweet get some ocz and a nice 7 series and you be set.

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I really hate to state the oh so obvious but it sometimes overlooked, so here it goes.... The DFI Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D does not support SLI even though it has two PCI-E sockets. That being said it has the nF4 Ultra chipset and it is an overclocking beast. SLI is great to show off to your friends, and post some wicked benchmark numbers. It is better, but not by a big enough margin to justify the expense in my opinion. Opinions vary of course. The Asus board linked would be a great option too, but nothing compares to a DFI where overclocking is concerned.
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What kind of videocard are you planning on getting? This should help you narrow down your chipsets. Especially if you get an ATI card.
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What would go well with the following motherboard in terms of video card, ram, and cpu? I'm trying to have a pretty decent system that won't overwhelm my budget too much.
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euphoricmix: It is insanely easy to mod the Ultra-D to SLI. The SLI and Ultra chipsets are almost identical except for one circuit. Just draw that in with a graphite pencil and you have an SLI chipset. Back to the original question: I absolutely love my DFI NF4 Ultra-D. It has the most options out of any board I have ever seen for overclocking. It can be a bit daunting, but it's pretty easy to find the important things(once you know what they're called, that is ) for a beginning overclocker.


TigerSFA8: My system specs are a decent place to start for a decent system that won't break your budget. I got the entire thing(including monitor) for just under $1300 Canadian, which is like $1140 American. No shipping costs either, but that might be different for you. I opted for an ATI card because there is no need for SLI in my rig. If I ever decide to go with SLI, all I need to do is mod it and go.
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post #9 of 9
I'd have to agree with these guys with regard to the Ultra-D. I bought an Epox board, thinking that the DFI would be too complex for a noob like myself, but I quickly outgrew the BIOS options for the board.

If you're thinking of overclocking, go with the DFI. My board offers some very nice overclocking features, but lacks all the divider options that many of the DFI boards have, limiting my options for overclocking.

I would strongly recommend the RAM that I have ( see my rig specs below).
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