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Best mobo choice for a Phenom II setup

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March 27, 2009 2:55:26 AM

Out of the motherboards on this list which would be the most stable & the best over clocker?
I'm going to couple it with a PII 920


I was thinking of these three. Obviously the cheaper the better =P




I already Have 4 gigs of DDR2 800 & an ASUS 4870 So I'm ready to finish my rig =]
Help? lol
March 27, 2009 5:42:01 PM

I highly recommend you spend the extra $20 on the 940BE if you plan on overclocking. Its a shame they were $199 last week with promo code. Maybe wait for another promo code.
Also I always recommend Gigabyte, Biostar is ok, Foxconn I wouldnt buy period.

I would love to get a X4 honestly =] but It's not in my budget.. I also made a mistake
I meant 720BE not 920 heh.. my bad :pt1cable: 

I've never heard anything.. bad, about Gigabyte So im hopeing for a MIR before this promotion runs out so I can afford to purchase it. That being said I can get the PII 720BE with the Biostar for
$185 Shipped! which to me.. Sounds like a good deal.. lol
March 28, 2009 3:14:18 PM

anybody else have an opinion about these motherboards?
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March 29, 2009 1:58:13 PM

If you asked me, I'd blindly look at the brands and say Gigabyte.
March 31, 2009 11:13:54 PM

Thanks, does anyone have any personal experience with the Gigabyte or the Biostar?
April 1, 2009 3:56:03 AM

I've had the following assembled for 3 days -

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz
G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS
Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
HIS Hightech H485FN512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB
LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black

This was my first build ever and it went pretty well. I've had a few minor questions and e-mailed Biostar and have always gotten an answer within one day, sometimes even the same day within just a few hours. The overclocking looks pretty simple so I may give the system a modest boost.