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No overclocking (or not much), for an Athlon II 640. I want the cheapest reliable board, ATX or mATX, DDR3 preferred, only need one PCIe x16 and a couple PCIe x1 and PCI.




My step-dad's old HP just crapped out. Going to give him an upgrade: from a Phenom 9850 and a GeForce 9600GS, to an Athlon II X4 640 and a 5770.
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Im about to put one of these up for sale here in a bit. BNIB, I think it meets your criteria.
    
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Im about to put one of these up for sale here in a bit. BNIB, I think it meets your criteria.
Sorry, I don't think that'll do it. Look at the 24-pin connector location. UGH, that'd be a nightmare to deal with. Also no PCIe x1.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157204
One PCIe x1 though
Might not wanna overclock much on it though.
Nice open box
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131672R
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pretty sure itll support a 95w X4. ill agree 24-pin is in a retarded place. Sorry missed the PCIe x1 youll probably be looking at standard ATXs then. GL just thought id try.
    
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Looking at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-469-_-Product

Anyone got any comments on it?
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Looking at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-469-_-Product

Anyone got any comments on it?
well if youre running a 5770 youll probably be covering that first PCIe x1 slot. just fyi
    
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That Gigabyte you suggested would be a good starter choice for a 95W Athlon II x4/stock cooler/etc. no OC-ing.... don't expect as reliable overclocking of course on Nvidia chipset and remember the HT link is cut down to 2000MT/s from 4000 due to the AM2 base design of that board

I suggest you take a 760G or 740G board or other low end board on a proper 700 series chipset

This would actually be a fair choice, or perhaps this
Edited by xd_1771 - 4/13/11 at 7:46pm
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So it came back to life. Yeah.


So he's probably just getting a GPU upgrade (his 9600GS is toast at least, he's using an 8500GT for now).


Thanks for the help, all, but I probably won't be building this system. *shrug*
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