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Hi Guys

I need help finding a motherboard, I am not looking for a gaming Rig
The processor i have already bought is the AMD pheno II x2 555 Black Edition.

I have a 4GB DDR3 Corsair Ram 1600Mhz c9 Ram to go with it

I am not looking to crossfire or Sli, this is just a performance rig that i want to build for my designing realted works, so i will only be adding a high end GPU in the future.

Currently the cabinet i have is the NZXT phantom, so if required i am willing to invest in a water cooling option as well, if the situation demands so

Now the problem i am facing is choosing the best motherboard for this, i want to buy a motherboard that will help me in unleashing the full potential of the CPU, i am looking to overclock the CPU and unlock the 2 cores making it a quadcore, and the TDP according to reviews for this processor increases to 125w once unlocked, i want a motherboard which supports ACC(advanced clock calibiration), also i want to avoid VRM hassle and frying up the whole thing so i want to know the best option for my needs.


Plz help guys, need to buy and assemble my rig within a few days, Suggestion please


Regards
Sa1nT
Edited by Sa1nT - 4/10/11 at 10:28am
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Biostar Ta890gxe
    
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post #3 of 13
If you can accomodate a full ATX board, one of the $80-100 range 870 chipset boards should do
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Do you have a discrete gpu to use? The 870 chipset boards do not have integrated graphics. If you want integrated graphics go for a 880g or 890gx. the biostar ta890gxe mentioned above is a good choice.
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FYI
Sli or CF will bottleneck that cpu.
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I am not looking to crossfire or Sli

I am just looking for the best VFM option that helps in unlocking it's full potential plus it has to be VFM ( Value for Money ), I don't wanna end up with a frying pan

Also i don't have a discrete GPU set for it right now, i will add it later on so i do need the integrated graphics for some time, atleast a few months time.

I was looking at Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H and Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H boards, and i feel that Gigabyte do have an upper edge on build quality compared to other competitors, what do u think about these, although carrying a rating of 125w compatible, i would like to know whether adding a third party heating sink or an additional water cooling solution be enough to get me over the line, cos i do know i would be playing very close to the line with both these boards rated at 125w. I don't think that these boards have VRM cooling going on for them.

Also anymore VFM ( Value For Money ) suggestions? i am looking into the biostar boards but availability seems to be a problem for me at my place and since i'm not based in US buying from US is gonna be a costly affair.
Edited by Sa1nT - 4/10/11 at 3:13pm
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ASUS M4A89GTD is a very good mobo.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sa1nT View Post
I am not looking to crossfire or Sli

I am just looking for the best VFM option that helps in unlocking it's full potential plus it has to be VFM ( Value for Money ), I don't wanna end up with a frying pan

Also i don't have a discrete GPU set for it right now, i will add it later on so i do need the integrated graphics for some time, atleast a few months time.

I was looking at Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H and Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H boards, and i feel that Gigabyte do have an upper edge on build quality compared to other competitors, what do u think about these, although carrying a rating of 125w compatible, i would like to know whether adding a third party heating sink or an additional water cooling solution be enough to get me over the line, cos i do know i would be playing very close to the line with both these boards rated at 125w. I don't think that these boards have VRM cooling going on for them.

Also anymore VFM ( Value For Money ) suggestions? i am looking into the biostar boards but availability seems to be a problem for me at my place and since i'm not based in US buying from US is gonna be a costly affair.
TA890GxE for SURE.
    
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AMD FX-8150P GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 Dual 5870s G. Skill 8GB 1600MHZ 7-8-7-24 
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Corsair Force3 120GB, 1.5TB, 250GB, 80GB DVD-RW+Fan controller {Windows 7 x64} {ASUS} 23" 1080P LED + Dual Samsung 19" 1280x1024 
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Xigmatek 
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AMD FX-8150P GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 Dual 5870s G. Skill 8GB 1600MHZ 7-8-7-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force3 120GB, 1.5TB, 250GB, 80GB DVD-RW+Fan controller {Windows 7 x64} {ASUS} 23" 1080P LED + Dual Samsung 19" 1280x1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Basic Logitech keyboard Xigmatek NRP-MC1002 Silver Xigmatek Elysium w/ window, 15 fans Logitech G9x 
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Xigmatek 
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post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hmm... which boards are competition to the TA890GxE in order to make a comparison
Edited by Sa1nT - 4/10/11 at 4:16pm
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