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post #1 of 11
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alright i'm just second guessing myself on what motherboards would be better for overclocking and such. I am looking at this Asrock or this Asus or this Gigabyte? i previously had chosen the asrock but since i have like 1 or 2 weeks before i purchase and my budget just went higher i am thinking about changing my mind. thanks beforehand for help.
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of the three, i'd probably say go with the asus, but it is $50 more... im an msi fan and have the 890fxa-gd70 and a 890gxm-g65, both of which can take a 1090t to 4ghz+, but the ch4's are also excellent boards and can get super high clocks.
a couple of questions:

what are your intended uses for the board?

are you going to want to sli your 460 in the future? (all the listed boards only support xfire)

if you are going to want to sli your gpu in the future, i recommend this nf980-g65 i have one in my folding rig with an amd x4 970 and 3 460's (2 of them are in sli) and its a pretty solid board
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of the three, i'd probably say go with the asus, but it is $50 more... im an msi fan and have the 890fxa-gd70 and a 890gxm-g65, both of which can take a 1090t to 4ghz+, but the ch4's are also excellent boards and can get super high clocks.
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what are your intended uses for the board?

are you going to want to sli your 460 in the future? (all the listed boards only support xfire)

if you are going to want to sli your gpu in the future, i recommend this nf980-g65 i have one in my folding rig with an amd x4 970 and 3 460's (2 of them are in sli) and its a pretty solid board
nice recommedation for sure.
post #4 of 11
The ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 is an excellent board. The IGP serves a backup as well. Overclocks great too.
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well i might sli in the future not sure. i will be using this board and a Phenom II x2 555 BE CPU and overclocking for sure so i think mosfet coolers are a must. i also will mainly be gaming, benching, and folding for sure. and i forgot to change my sig rig but i will be doing a GTX 465 instead of a 460.

EDIT: also sata 3 is a must and usb 3.0 would be nice
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All are great boards. The ASUS and Gigabyte have much better power delivery circuitry for the CPU compared to the ASRock. However, the Gigabyte's voltage regulators are not heatsinked. The ASUS's are, which in theory, should be better for a decent overclock.

The 890GX chipset equipped on the ASUS provides onboard graphics, which is nice to have for a backup. And it's onboard is pretty decent actually. The 870 chipset on the ASRock and Gigabyte do not have any onboard graphics. Also the 870 chipset does not support CrossfireX as fare as I am concerned.
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i actually have built a computer with my dad using that asus, and it oc's extremely well. we had it running a phenom II x4 at 3.8ghz stable.

def go with asus. they have always made good boards, and my dad and i have never had any problems with them
post #9 of 11
good luck
post #10 of 11
asus

my sig rig is my first build, and I love the asus board i picked out.
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