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Anyone know any boards which overclock better then others. Just looking around at the moment speccing out atm for a motherboard where overclocking is the only priority . Will need to OC a 1055T and i'm aiming for pretty high + a pretty high NB clock.
Anyone know any boards which are for oc'ing and handle it well. Looking for something not over $200.
Don't need crossfire or anything like that. Don't need raid.


I've seen alot of 890GPA-UD3H's in the 1055T overclocking sticky but i'm concerned as it only has 4+1 phase power and not 8+2 phase.
Edited by Coldplayer - 12/23/10 at 10:25pm
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Pretty much all modern 890GX/FX series boards will do a 4Ghz OC. However, you can look at the M4A89GTD PRO, 890FX-UD5, MSI 890FX-GD70, Biostar 890FXE, and also the MSI 870A GD-54. For over $200 there is the Asus Crosshair IV Formula, but I don't know if Asus fixed the overheating problem on the NB yet.

Oh and as for the 4+1 power phase on the 890GPA-UD3H, if won't really matter unless you are using LN2 or DICE. You might experience more LLC, though it would be manageable.
Edited by Eugenester - 12/24/10 at 9:38pm
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Na crosshair formula is like $300 in australia. I will want a good 4ghz 4.1ghz (my chip is pretty good) overclock. Also wanting to run the nb speeds around 2.8ghz. So looking for just a board which is designed or has great records of overclocking.
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look at my sig rig, go with what i have got, trust me i have spen 50+ hours researching everything (your ram choice might different though)
post #5 of 27
The biostar TA890FXE is a beast of an overclocker, and only $110 at tiger direct.

Used to have the WR on a Phenom 955

Edit: just noticed the AU part... that might be a problem
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If you need something cheaper, M4A89TD pro usb3 (without usb3 its 8+2) is good but only 6+2 phase, M4A89GTD has 8+2.

You might be hard done getting biostar/MSI here, my board is really good and you can get it $200 most places australia.
post #7 of 27
Any 890FX board will do. A high OC depends more on the chip and the cooling than the board. That said, the Biostar TA890FXE holds the record for quad-core overclock at 7153.9 MHz (3rd place with Thubans at 6831.27 MHz). It's closer to $100 than $200, but that's in USD. Not sure about prices in wallaby world...
Edited by decimator - 12/23/10 at 10:49pm
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Cant find any biostar boards in australia :S
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I see many 890GPA-UD3H in the ocn 1055T overclockers sheet with decent results although i see its only got 4+1 phase power wouldn't that be a big problem? (dont want the board to blow up on me lol)
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Originally Posted by decimate;11758958 
Any 890FX board will do. A high OC depends more on the chip and the cooling than the board. That said, the Biostar TA890FXE holds the record for quad-core overclock at 7153.9 MHz (3rd place with Thubans at 6831.27 MHz). It's closer to $100 than $200, but that's in USD. Not sure about prices in wallaby world...

WR is now held by a 975 on a Crosshair Extreme (IIRC) at 7.3GHz

None the less, the biostar is still an amazing board.
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