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I am planning on buying an AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition to do some OCing with it and see what I can do! I need someone to recommend a mobo for me seeing as I've always been an Intel guy my whole life.

I don't really know much about OCing an AMD processor so keep it in mind if you know a mobo manufacturer who makes OCing easy. I have a price range of maybe 70-80$ max.

ATX prefered so it can look sexy in my Corsair Obsidian 800D case.

So with all that said, any suggestions?

Note: need an AM2+ mobo, no AM3 as I have DDR2 ram and can't be goin' on a spending spree here.
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asus am2+ board. what kind of video card are you gonna use??
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Originally Posted by Luminosity47 View Post
I am planning on buying an AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition to do some OCing with it and see what I can do! I need someone to recommend a mobo for me seeing as I've always been an Intel guy my whole life.

I don't really know much about OCing an AMD processor so keep it in mind if you know a mobo manufacturer who makes OCing easy. I have a price range of maybe 70-80$ max.

ATX prefered so it can look sexy in my Corsair Obsidian 800D case.

So with all that said, any suggestions?

Note: need an AM2+ mobo, no AM3 as I have DDR2 ram and can't be goin' on a spending spree here.
I admire your ambition unfortunately what you want isn't realistic. To couple such a high end CPU to a crap board will severly dampen your overclocking performance. Do yourself a favor and save some more nickles and dimes and get a quality AM3 DDR3 mobo. I second the vote for ASUS and have two of them myself. Gigabyte in second place and there is no third place for me. Best of luck to you.
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You have an 800D but can't be going on a spending spree?...
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You have an 800D but can't be going on a spending spree?...
Yeah, that's a rich man's case for sure. LOL
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Crucial RealSSD C300 (RAID 0 64 gig x2) Lite-On SATA Windows 7 Pro X64 ASUS MS226 22" 
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I guess the M4A79XTD Evo would be enough.
Its supports CFX, DDR3 and I haerd it overclox good too
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I guess the M4A79XTD Evo would be enough.
Its supports CFX, DDR3 and I haerd it overclox good too
I have one in my game box and it is an excellent board for overclocking and CrossfireX if one were so inclined. Cheap too..
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Crucial RealSSD C300 (RAID 0 64 gig x2) Lite-On SATA Windows 7 Pro X64 ASUS MS226 22" 
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Crucial RealSSD C300 (RAID 0 64 gig x2) Lite-On SATA Windows 7 Pro X64 ASUS MS226 22" 
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