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I'm shopping for a new mobo right now that will support my soon to come opty 148 and existing AGP 6800. This ASRock supports both AGP 8x and pci-e which would be a major bonus if the mobo is good for overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157081

Sooner or later i'll upgrade my 6800 and go pci-e so this mobo is perfect for my situation. What do you guys think? Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated..
 

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it would probably be cheaper to upgrade your video card now and just get a pcie card.

get a 6800GS pcie card and a nf4 ultra mobo. You'll be happy. especially if you get a dfi board and oc your cpu
 

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Originally Posted by cologsx

I'm shopping for a new mobo right now that will support my soon to come opty 148 and existing AGP 6800. This ASRock supports both AGP 8x and pci-e which would be a major bonus if the mobo is good for overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157081

Sooner or later i'll upgrade my 6800 and go pci-e so this mobo is perfect for my situation. What do you guys think? Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated..

I have done some research on that board, as i was considering getting that same mobo myself. It is an excellent board even for gaming it is on par with a lot of the more expensive mobos. The AGP and PCI-X slots are not limited like some of the other agp/pci-x mobos. That is an execellent overall mobo, the only reason why I decided against it was because it is not a good overclocker and has very limited overclocking options. If i'm not mistaken the maximum vcore is only 1.45v which will limit you OC a lot unless you want to try a volt mod...

So if you want to do in-depth and high overclocking i would just recommend waiting to do a whole pci-x system swap.
 

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I have done some research on that board, as i was considering getting that same mobo myself. It is an excellent board even for gaming it is on par with a lot of the more expensive mobos. The AGP and PCI-X slots are not limited like some of the other agp/pci-x mobos. That is an execellent overall mobo, the only reason why I decided against it was because it is not a good overclocker and has very limited overclocking options. If i'm not mistaken the maximum vcore is only 1.45v which will limit you OC a lot unless you want to try a volt mod...

So if you want to do in-depth and high overclocking i would just recommend waiting to do a whole pci-x system swap.

Sad news, but ok. Guess I'll have to wait
 

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Have you tried to find a MSI NEO2 Platinum..see here or the EPOX EP-9NDA3J..here.

cheers
 

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Yea i had the same prob as u, couldn't find a board that could run an opty so i had to settle for my Venice. Though i'm not dissapointed at all! 2.6ghz stock hs/f not to bad in my appinion. Goodluck with the mobo!
 

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i think he wanted a board that supports agp/pci-x atm, niether of those do

That's correct. AGP + PCI-X and an AMD Opteron
 

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I would go with a MSI neo Platinum 2...it uses the nvidia nf3 chipset. Good board and can be had for a good price on ebay.
 

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I would go with a MSI neo Platinum 2...it uses the nvidia nf3 chipset. Good board and can be had for a good price on ebay.

Would this be a good board for overclocking as well (voltages, unlocked bios, etc)? I dont know much about chipsets on mobos so does anyone know what has changed from nf3 to nf4? Would I be missing out on performance enhancements by going with an older chipset?
 

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Would this be a good board for overclocking as well (voltages, unlocked bios, etc)? I dont know much about chipsets on mobos so does anyone know what has changed from nf3 to nf4? Would I be missing out on performance enhancements by going with an older chipset?

Its a great board for over clocking. All the options you need for an over clock.

nf4 supports SLI and the nf3 does not, and there SATAII support and some other few things.

But if you want to stay agp...I would say get it.
 

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Its a great board for over clocking. All the options you need for an over clock.

nf4 supports SLI and the nf3 does not, and there SATAII support and some other few things.

But if you want to stay agp...I would say get it.

Cool, doesnt sound like stuff I plan to use in the near future (nf4 upgrades).

It's not that I want to "stay agp", it's just that I spent 200 bucks on my agp 6800 a few months ago and dont want to put all the money to waste just yet. That's why I want a board that supports both agp8x AND pci-e. That way I can upgrade to PCI-e in the future without getting a new mobo at that time as well.

What is a neo platinum 2 worth anyway? Here's one on Ebay...
http://cgi.ebay.com/MSI-K8N-NEO-2-PL...QQcmdZViewItem
 

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I know you want a pci-e slot, but if you find you need to settle for a board with just agp, I use the A8V from ASUS. I have the opteron 148 and the only thing holding my OC back is the RAM. I'm still at 2.7 though, at stock voltage. A lot of people don't like the VIA chipset here, so it's up to you, but as I said, no major problems here so far.
 

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If only I could sell my 6800agp to someone for like 140 bucks then i'd be ok with getting a PCI-e only mobo and upgrading my video card too


Think I should ebay it?
 
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