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Hello guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here.

I've to choose between Nb 770 with usb 3.0 support or nb 785G without usb 3.0. I've seached around and from what I understood, nb770 is basically the same as 785 but without onboard gpu? (correct me if I'm wrong) Are there any other advantages on 785G?

I don't intend to use the onboard gpu or crossfire but plan to unlock cores on phenom x2 550BE and overclock it to atleast 3.6ghz. Which one should I go for?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190021

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/194686

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/196300

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169532

Thanks guys.
 

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I'd say one of the biggest questions here is do you really need USB 3.0?
 

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I don't really know.. I intend to use it for the next 3 years as my main system and thinking about future-proofing. What do you reckon ?
 

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I would say the USB 3.0 because it also has Sata 3 doesn't it?

If it does set up RAID 0 for up to 6x the speed
(That's what they say anyway)

Also a friend of mine has USB 3.0 I didn't try it with a USB but its good for external hard drives I noticed a difference.

Also you don't want onboard gpu so stuff that one! If you did get that one you would just have much LESS ports on the back
 

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Originally Posted by KillerBunnys122 View Post
I would say the USB 3.0 because it also has Sata 3 doesn't it?

If it does set up RAID 0 for up to 6x the speed
(That's what they say anyway)

Also a friend of mine has USB 3.0 I didn't try it with a USB but its good for external hard drives I noticed a difference.

Also you don't want onboard gpu so stuff that one! If you did get that one you would just have much LESS ports on the back
I agree for the most part... (not that I disagree with you at all though
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More so with the OB GPU.
If you going to buy a GPU card now why bother with an OB one.
Or, if you not going to get the GPU card now and need OB for the time being that would be a different story.

OP, USB3 and future proof you say... I think you have your answer
 

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I would say the USB 3.0 because it also has Sata 3 doesn't it?

If it does set up RAID 0 for up to 6x the speed
(That's what they say anyway)

Also a friend of mine has USB 3.0 I didn't try it with a USB but its good for external hard drives I noticed a difference.

Also you don't want onboard gpu so stuff that one! If you did get that one you would just have much LESS ports on the back

I don't think that it has Sata 3 support. It doesn't say anywhere on gigabyte's website.
 

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I agree for the most part... (not that I disagree with you at all though
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More so with the OB GPU.
If you going to buy a GPU card now why bother with an OB one.
Or, if you not going to get the GPU card now and need OB for the time being that would be a different story.

OP, USB3 and future proof you say... I think you have your answer

Yes, I am leaning towards usb3 but I just figured out by looking on newegg that it is a micro atx motherboard. Will this have any negative effect on core-unlocking or overclocking ?
 

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Yes, I am leaning towards usb3 but I just figured out by looking on newegg that it is a micro atx motherboard. Will this have any negative effect on core-unlocking or overclocking ?
size doesnt matter, read the specs
 

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It could have an adverse effect on heating, everything all squished together will have other components nearby creating heat in a more confined area... its up to you OP, if it has 4 DIMM slots then it should be okay to use as a motherboard for a high end system. I personally would find a normal ATX motherboard tho, leaves more room for expansion and I'm not gonna buy a small case made for micro-ATX that would have weak airflow compared to a midtower or full tower for a computer I plan to overclock with so reduced size is no advantage. Its all up to you.
 

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Thanks guys. Just one more question. As this is a micro-atx mb, will there be enough space to fit a cooler master hyper 212+ heat-sink on it without any conflict with ram sticks or heatpipes?
 

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It could have an adverse effect on heating, everything all squished together will have other components nearby creating heat in a more confined area... its up to you OP, if it has 4 DIMM slots then it should be okay to use as a motherboard for a high end system. I personally would find a normal ATX motherboard tho, leaves more room for expansion and I'm not gonna buy a small case made for micro-ATX that would have weak airflow compared to a midtower or full tower for a computer I plan to overclock with so reduced size is no advantage. Its all up to you.
I know, I've a big case with bottom psu configuration, I've not compromised too much on other things. It's just the motherboard, on one hand I have a full atx motherboard but no usb 3.0, on other matx but it has usb3.

I've narrowed it down to these two.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/194686

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169532
 

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I would say the USB 3.0 because it also has Sata 3 doesn't it?

If it does set up RAID 0 for up to 6x the speed
(That's what they say anyway)

Also a friend of mine has USB 3.0 I didn't try it with a USB but its good for external hard drives I noticed a difference.

Also you don't want onboard gpu so stuff that one! If you did get that one you would just have much LESS ports on the back

Sata 6G means nothing with todays HDD's
 
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