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Originally Posted by spinnizle;12454355 
what do you guys think about this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138163

I think the A880G I recommended has better integrated graphics but it really depends what you're going for. Either way, you'll get a good mobo.
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ok thanks guys for your help smile.gif
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12454387 
MOSFET cooling doesn't necessarily mean safety wink.gif (i.e. some MSI motherboards). I'd be concerned despite that mosfet heatsink on there, the chokes are really tightly spaced which means so is everything else which means the heat is more concentrated.... which basically means there's more heat. Which is bad.

Athlon II x2 = 65W TDP stock, you'll be fine with pretty much any motherboard, even 3+1 should do fine with light overclocking. That particular Biostar is fine.

I know it's not everything, but it's a nice feature to see in the price range, you know?

I don't see how there'd be more heat, though, with a big sink sitting on top of everything...?
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what do you guys think about this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138163

I bought the biostar a770e3 plus am3 athlon2-245 for 104.00 combo deal running at 3.5 and low temps,im waiting for the p67's to ship so this is what im using atm,cant complain to much..just not alot of goodies but the price makes up for it,imo
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Drenlin;12454599 
I know it's not everything, but it's a nice feature to see in the price range, you know?

I don't see how there'd be more heat, though, with a big sink sitting on top of everything...?

The components are closer together, heatsink is smaller. With heat not as spread out as on other VRMs, it runs warmer.
post #16 of 18
Right, but as small as it is compared to some, the fact that the heat sink is there in the first place gives it a leg up on the ones without one, which is most of this price range. That's still a huge increase in surface area over bare MOSFETs.

Not that it'll matter much for a 65W chip anyway...I'm just saying, it's a nice feature to see. Foxconn could have just let them cook. :/
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Well, we really don't know what's under it. If the MOSFETs aren't low RDS (on) they might just be hotter than an unheatsinked low RDS one. But yeah, 65W chip.... I guess this argument is pretty useless now.
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what do you guys think about this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138163

Will point out that in the newegg comments section for that board, there are numerous negative reviews for people who tried to use with the Athlon II X2 260. You should check the list of compatible cpus on biostars website when purchasing your Athlon II to make sure that it is supported without a bios update.
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