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"BEST" AMD AM3 DDR3 2 x Crossfire for overclocking3

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December 1, 2010 6:03:04 PM

My premise is simple. Its likely to be the best BIOS and well cooled (heatsinks everywhere) motherboards. No one charts which motherboards can run any given CPU. I suppose motherboards can vary just like CPUs do in their individual capabilities, however there is still little substitute for good engineering of caps, heatsinks, mossfets, etc. The only restriction I would like to see is only 2 (two) PCI-E slots. (someone kill me if I am ever caught ordering 3 twin GPU cards!)

PS: anyone have a dead diNovo keyboard? They are rare and I am in need of the mickey mouse parts they use to secure the key caps.
December 2, 2010 3:33:48 AM

most quality overclocking boards now, and by most i mean all, have at least 3 pci-e slots, sometimes more. in any case, you can take your pick from any of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

also, don't know if you're aware, but amd is launching their AM3+ processors in the beginning of next year, so it might be worth it to wait if you're planning a new build.
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December 2, 2010 9:54:17 AM

krinkles619 said:
most quality overclocking boards now, and by most i mean all, have at least 3 pci-e slots, sometimes more. in any case, you can take your pick from any of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Seems like the motherboard makers are expecting GPUs to become as common as Australian rabbits. Or other cards for the PCI-E slot. Think they know something? :pt1cable: 

also, don't know if you're aware, but amd is launching their AM3+ processors in the beginning of next year, so it might be worth it to wait if you're planning a new build.


Saw that yesterday. Puts me in an interesting position with my AMD 5000+ chip. I can still get AM2/AMD2+/AMD3 boards. My current MS-7369 board has started hanging since I installed a Frozr 5770. It's on a 650watt PSU, so unless the PSU is actually failing, it's the MS-7369 not dealing well. There are other potential sources, but that's most likely. Think AMD will give us AM2/AM2+/AMD3/AMD3+ boards? :o 
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