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Which mobo for a 775 OC?

Hey. I want to get a mobo to OC my wolfdale e6500. It came down to 2 mobos that support 1600 ddr3 memory because I want to use the memory in my next build. I only plan on using the e6500 for around 8-10 months until more money opens up at that time for a better cpu. I have some ddr3 1600 ripjaws picked out for ram, and I just want to make sure that 1. It will be compatible with these boards, I know it should work with the gigabyte since it says 1600 as a standard but the MSI says 1600 (OC) and I am not sure exactly what that means, and secondly I want to know which is better quality. I used the newegg compare tool and they seemed really similar so now I come to you. Thanks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128414&cm_re=gigabyte_ddr3_775-_-13-128-414-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130252&cm_re=MSI_P43-C51-_-13-130-252-_-Product
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  1. They are pretty similar in quality and ability to overclock. That being said if I had to choose, I would go with Gigabyte.

    It means there isn't native support for that speed, and you'll have to overclock to reach it. That isn't a big deal as you are overclocking anyway
  2. Best answer
    1. I highly recommend you get an AM3 board. LGA775 is dead.

    2. Yes, do go with DDR3, there is really no point in getting DDR2 any more.

    3. If you already have the E6500, sell it and grab a Athlon II X3/X4 and OC that.

    4. A Good AM3 board will only cost you a little more but it will be more future proof (as in you can put in a X6,etc).

    5. I personally would go with the Gigabyte board.
  3. I used to tell people to sell and upgrade all the time but a lot of people don't want to do it. It is the best cheapest way to go, for an upgrade.
  4. Shadow703793 said:
    1. I highly recommend you get an AM3 board. LGA775 is dead.

    2. Yes, do go with DDR3, there is really no point in getting DDR2 any more.

    3. If you already have the E6500, sell it and grab a Athlon II X3/X4 and OC that.

    4. A Good AM3 board will only cost you a little more but it will be more future proof (as in you can put in a X6,etc).

    5. I personally would go with the Gigabyte board.


    What is the difference between, lets say an athlon processor and a phenom processor? Is it that the phenom has a L3 cache?
  5. ^ Yup. That's pretty much it.
  6. Best answer selected by fcdwn777.
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