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Looking for a board that will take a 1055T to 4.0GHz and beyond! Nothing Gigabyte please.

Also must be able to support 470 SLI (via SLI hack or not). With the SLI in place, I also must be able to access at least one PCI slot.

Also needing to know what the recommended 8GB RAM kit is these days.

EDIT:
Board needs to support 470 SLI + my wireless card (PCI....not PCIe).
RAM should be 2x4GB preferred, of some good RAM.

Looking to spend no more than $200 preferred (can go SLIGHTLY higher if needed). Help???
Edited by pioneerisloud - 3/1/11 at 7:13pm
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post #2 of 21
I would recommend getting an Asus board, and get kingston ram kit.

high price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131644

lower price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131655

ram kit recommendation
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104173
post #3 of 21
I would recommend the TA890FXE but it doesn't have enough PCIE spacings for GTX 470 SLI+ 1 PCIE. Get the ASROCK Deluxe 4, it's got everything you need in a board and more.
    
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I would recommend the TA890FXE but it doesn't have enough PCIE spacings for GTX 470 SLI+ 1 PCIE. Get the ASROCK Deluxe 4, it's got everything you need in a board and more.
I need 470 SLI + a PCI slot. Not PCIe .
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post #5 of 21
I agree the ASROCK Deluxe 4 is a very nice board.
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
I need 470 SLI + a PCI slot. Not PCIe .
There's a PCI Slot available on the ASRock board mentioned, just a tight fit.

Oh and here's another good one:
BIOSTAR TA890FXE

More info bout it can be found here:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...ries-club.html
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The Biostar is a 4+2 power phase board. Not interested in that. It's around the right price range though. I'm not looking at going much over $100 on a board.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
I need 470 SLI + a PCI slot. Not PCIe .
In that case get a TA890FXE. It has overclocking world records and has taken X4 955s to 7.1GHZ and 1090Ts to 6GHZ(el gappo, a user here, is the guy who used the board to get the 1090T over 6GHZ)

It's the best board I've owned so far and has every feature I could ask for. Although it only has 5 SATA 6GBPS ports, I will never have more than 5 drives installed at once so it's fine.
    
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Quote:
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The Biostar is a 4+2 power phase board. Not interested in that. It's around the right price range though. I'm not looking at going much over $100 on a board.
Not one has failed because of Mosfets. Not one. The guy who made the thread about VRMS dying OWNS a TA890FXE. Don't be worried about the 4+2 phases, like I said, not ONE TA890FXE has failed because of the mosfets.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
The Biostar is a 4+2 power phase board. Not interested in that. It's around the right price range though. I'm not looking at going much over $100 on a board.
That board is one of the best overclocking boards available for AM3 right now, regardless of phases.

Also for around $100 I think it'd be hard to get anything that can take a x6 to over 4ghz with SLI.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
Not one has failed because of Mosfets. Not one. The guy who made the thread about VRMS dying OWNS a TA890FXE. Don't be worried about the 4+2 phases, like I said, not ONE TA890FXE has failed because of the mosfets.
Kinda like the 790FX DFI boards. 4+1(maybe 4+2?) phases but OC like none other.
Edited by Kvjavs - 2/28/11 at 6:20pm
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