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I won't be seriously overclocking anytime soon, so it all looks good. ^-^ Thanks for clearing so much up.

Just one last check, nothing else will need replacing right? With AM2+?
Anymore question just PM me.
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Don't worry about it too much dixson, not to throw you off here but he's actually a personal friend of mine

Those motherboards are fine but usually AM3 CPU's on AM2+ motherboards will require a BIOS update - maybe not even work out of the box. I suggested the MA785GM-US2H earlier on IM; ask NCIX for a newer revision 1.3 or 3.3 motherboard and it should work well with the Athlon II without any need to update the BIOS or hassles because it doesn't work out of the box.

785GM-US2H; $80 NCIX, price match to $70 newegg and it's yours for $60 after rebate. If you need any particular help with this board I actually have one of those running in a family build with an Athlon II x2 and it's been working great for about a month
post #23 of 31
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The 785GM-US2H, first mobo both you and dixson suggested, top on my mental list ever since.
I'll probably be going out either tomorrow or the day after to get it.

Though part of "Boxing Week: The Biggest Sale of the Year!", I only save like around $20, between the Athlon II 640 and the Gigabyte board from another mother.
Maybe I should wait a little longer. But by then new stuff comes out...
Edited by BPK - 12/26/10 at 4:22pm
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Don't worry about it too much dixson, not to throw you off here but he's actually a personal friend of mine

Those motherboards are fine but usually AM3 CPU's on AM2+ motherboards will require a BIOS update - maybe not even work out of the box. I suggested the MA785GM-US2H earlier on IM; ask NCIX for a newer revision 1.3 or 3.3 motherboard and it should work well with the Athlon II without any need to update the BIOS or hassles because it doesn't work out of the box.

785GM-US2H; $80 NCIX, price match to $70 newegg and it's yours for $60 after rebate. If you need any particular help with this board I actually have one of those running in a family build with an Athlon II x2 and it's been working great for about a month
Hey. We're on the same page here for once. I suggested the MA785GM-US2H for him too.
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post #25 of 31
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Oooooh.

I seriously wonder if the small sale on the 640 is going to completely disappear, or get better in a week or two.
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post #26 of 31
I would grap the 640 now if you are that worried about it. The mobo can wait a week or two.
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post #27 of 31
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Alrighty, I'll haul myself over to NCIX within the next few days.

I don't know anything about how Newegg's sales work though... how long will I able to PM it down to 69.99 for...
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post #28 of 31
yeah i wish they had that giga board at that price when i got my asus. i'd much rather had the 8-pin power and the possibles of oc this thing more.
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post #29 of 31

As long as the price on Newegg stays at $70, you can get it for $70.
I checked Pricebat and you're in luck if NCIX allows you to price match the x4 640 all the way down to

(Quick! Do it! )
post #30 of 31
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Oh hot damn!
I'll Price Match and get it either tomorrow or the next day.

Why does this have to be so complicated with the mobo though. -.-
Getting a specific version so it works?
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