I remember being able to overclock my Phenom II 945 to 4.2GHz using a cheap ASUS 790GX, so this isn't always the case. But if you're building a new system, it's worth looking at the $55 P67 Pro3; Sandy Bridge is a generation ahead of Deneb and Thuban and is just too similar in price.Originally Posted by xd_1771;14142178
Unless you need the IGP or it is out of stock I recommend staying with the 870 chipset board. Boards with integrated graphics processors do not OC as well.
Features are about equal; PCI-E at x16-x4, 8+1/8+2 VRM; ATX form factor
tempting... as i got 2 open box motherboards in retail boxes with everything sealed except motherboard.Originally Posted by budzos;14149792
Both of these boards have a $10 rebate at the Egg if you are lucky enough to get a retail box with a upc code on it.