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Need a Motherboard thats Good For Overclocking

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November 22, 2006 12:57:49 PM

Yea, so I need a mobo for $100 (+/- $10). It's gotta have good overclocking features, I plan on OC'ing a E6300 and PCI-Express 16x. It can be SLI. Got any ideas?

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November 22, 2006 3:29:22 PM

a good motherboard would be the s3 ofcourse. Very good overlcocker and cheap.
November 22, 2006 7:01:40 PM

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a good motherboard would be the s3 ofcourse. Very good overlcocker and cheap.


Whats the s3? You mean the Gigabyte s3? p965?
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November 23, 2006 1:28:03 AM

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Whats the s3? You mean the Gigabyte s3? p965?


Yes, that one. Can't SLI with that one tho. Only one slot.
November 23, 2006 1:35:34 AM

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Whats the s3? You mean the Gigabyte s3? p965?


Yes, that one. Can't SLI with that one tho. Only one slot.

Yea, looks like a solid mobo. I doubt I'd end up using SLI anyways.
November 23, 2006 11:01:59 AM

There is also the MSI platinum which is selling for $119 on newegg. It is a very good overclocker from what I have seen and has two pcie 16 ports.
November 23, 2006 11:47:05 AM

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There is also the MSI platinum which is selling for $119 on newegg. It is a very good overclocker from what I have seen and has two pcie 16 ports.


Yea, it would be good,but it's socket AM2, I need LGA 775
a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2006 11:50:05 AM

Yup, just get the S3 and call it a day...
November 23, 2006 11:54:20 AM

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There is also the MSI platinum which is selling for $119 on newegg. It is a very good overclocker from what I have seen and has two pcie 16 ports.


Yea, it would be good,but it's socket AM2, I need LGA 775

No its not. You got me scared there. :p  Heres the link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2006 12:50:14 PM

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There is also the MSI platinum which is selling for $119 on newegg. It is a very good overclocker from what I have seen and has two pcie 16 ports.
It's not a bad board, BUT...
The main PCI-E uses 16 lanes and the 2nd PCI-E only has 4 lanes running thru the southbridge. This is a typical kludge for 2 slot 965 based boards. If ATI crossfire is important to you then get a 975 based board and pay lots more. If SLI is important to you then get an NVidia 680 based board and pay lots more. If neither is important then just get a single PCI-E slot board with a 965 chipset.
November 23, 2006 2:28:51 PM

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There is also the MSI platinum which is selling for $119 on newegg. It is a very good overclocker from what I have seen and has two pcie 16 ports.
It's not a bad board, BUT...
The main PCI-E uses 16 lanes and the 2nd PCI-E only has 4 lanes running thru the southbridge. This is a typical kludge for 2 slot 965 based boards. If ATI crossfire is important to you then get a 975 based board and pay lots more. If SLI is important to you then get an NVidia 680 based board and pay lots more. If neither is important then just get a single PCI-E slot board with a 965 chipset.

Yea, I think I am gonna go with the S3. Looks like a good board. Also isn't it the same as the DS3, but has capacitors?
November 23, 2006 2:49:25 PM

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There is also the MSI platinum which is selling for $119 on newegg. It is a very good overclocker from what I have seen and has two pcie 16 ports.

afaik it typically tops out around 360-370 which isn't too good for a P965
November 23, 2006 3:02:00 PM

yes, the only difference is that the DS3 has solid capacitors which means that it is supposed to last longer although unless you plan on using for the next 20 years you should be fine with the S3 :D 
a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2006 3:08:52 PM

The DS3 and DQ6 boards use "solid state" capacitors instead of the regular cans we are familiar with. They also use a different LAN controller.
If you care, get the DS3. Otherwise the regular S3 is fine.
November 25, 2006 3:56:28 AM

True. With alot of trouble and luck it could reach 400Mhz, one the other hand we hav the S3 that reaches 500Mhz without much complications.
The only differences among the DS3 and S3 are solid state capacitors and onboard RAID.
November 25, 2006 8:57:44 AM

AM2...
And TD sucks :lol: 
November 25, 2006 1:38:04 PM

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ECS n570 not bad mobo for its price 100$ but 80 with 20 mail in its SLI and you can use Nvidia tuner.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


It's a nice mobo, but I hear it's horrible for overclocking. I am 95% sure I am gonna go with the S3. Also that board is AM2 lol.
November 25, 2006 5:15:05 PM

another board worth considering is the Biostar Tforce 965.
November 25, 2006 5:46:56 PM

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another board worth considering is the Biostar Tforce 965.

Really? :roll:
November 25, 2006 6:05:01 PM

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another board worth considering is the Biostar Tforce 965.

Really? :roll:

No kidding. Thought I'd been bitch slapped through my monitor when I mentioned ordering that board.
a b V Motherboard
November 25, 2006 7:51:30 PM

The TForce probably will work fine, but what's the advantage to getting it?
November 25, 2006 8:55:12 PM

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The TForce probably will work fine, but what's the advantage to getting it?


Saves you a whopping $12? That could make or break someone I guess. It is suppose to be a good OCer. Was worth it for me to spend the extra 12 bucks to get a board more people on here had good experiences with.
a b V Motherboard
November 25, 2006 9:34:37 PM

Me too. I usually spend more than that to ensure quality and reliable performance.
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