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Looking to buy the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO

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December 17, 2009 2:56:59 PM

I was looking into buying the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO to go with AMD Phenom II X4 955 c3. I was wondering how many people have used these components together and how well it worked out for you.

A little information about the system I’m building: For right now it will be a work station so I will be using the onboard graphics and in maybe 6 month it will have a graphics card add so it can be used for gaming. I will be overclocking the cpu.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Edit:
Here is a link to the board and cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 18, 2009 7:34:30 AM

I counted 17 people and none were overclocking their workstation.
December 21, 2009 1:12:08 PM

roonj said:
I counted 17 people and none were overclocking their workstation.


Thank you for not reading what I wrote, and writing nothing useful.
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December 25, 2009 12:16:15 PM

I'm considering the same build with a HD 5850.
(Goal; system around the Ati HD5850 with a CPU that won't be a bottleneck).
Scythe Mugen 2 for OC'ing the 955BE
Be quiet L7 530 PSU
Antec 300
G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Reviews I've found usefull sofar;
http://www'dot'hardwarecanucks'dot'com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/26327-asus-m4a785td-v-evo-m4a785td-m-evo-am3-motherboards-review.html

http://www'dot'hardocp'dot'com/article/2009/11/02/asus_m4a785tdv_evo_motherboard_review/6

http://www'dot'overclock3d'dot'net/reviews.php?/cpu_mainboard/asus_m4a785td-v_evo_785g_atx_preview/1

Not directly an answer to your question but perhaps usefull...;)

Perhaps we can point each other to usefull information?
Cheers & merry X-mas
December 28, 2009 2:29:25 PM

Berzerk100 said:
I'm considering the same build with a HD 5850.
(Goal; system around the Ati HD5850 with a CPU that won't be a bottleneck).
Scythe Mugen 2 for OC'ing the 955BE
Be quiet L7 530 PSU
Antec 300
G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Reviews I've found usefull sofar;
http://www'dot'hardwarecanucks'dot'com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/26327-asus-m4a785td-v-evo-m4a785td-m-evo-am3-motherboards-review.html

http://www'dot'hardocp'dot'com/article/2009/11/02/asus_m4a785tdv_evo_motherboard_review/6

http://www'dot'overclock3d'dot'net/reviews.php?/cpu_mainboard/asus_m4a785td-v_evo_785g_atx_preview/1

Not directly an answer to your question but perhaps usefull...;)

Perhaps we can point each other to usefull information?
Cheers & merry X-mas

Thank you for the links, but I can't seem to get them to work.

Your build sounds like it will be very close to mine, but I was looking at the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W, so if I choose to do crossfire later I would be able to.

One link that I found that gives me some what of an idea of what the board can do is this one: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-x4-965,2468....

Also here is a link I found to verify that a psu has been tested and shown to work with the 5850: http://ati.amd.com/products/certified/powersupplies.htm...

Hopefully you had a great X-mas, and the link are of some use to you.
Thanks again [:tapko:3]
December 29, 2009 8:15:48 PM

Pro Llama said:
Thank you for the links, but I can't seem to get them to work.

Your build sounds like it will be very close to mine, but I was looking at the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W, so if I choose to do crossfire later I would be able to.

One link that I found that gives me some what of an idea of what the board can do is this one: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-x4-965,2468....

Also here is a link I found to verify that a psu has been tested and shown to work with the 5850: http://ati.amd.com/products/certified/powersupplies.htm...

Hopefully you had a great X-mas, and the link are of some use to you.
Thanks again [:tapko:3]


Hi Pro Llama,

For some reason, the links I posted were not correctly displayed, so I changed them myself.
You'll have to change the 'dot' for an actual "."

Keep in mind that the mobo we are looking at, has 2 times a PCI-E 2.0 16x socket but that one socket will work with 16 lanes and the next one will work with only 4 lanes (as described on this Canadian site specification page).

Usually it's advised to stick with 8 lanes at least for crossfire, although I've found a review here that suggests that putting in a second GPU on a PCI-E 2.0 4x won't do so bad at all.
Mind you, that's only one review saying so...

Are you any closer to a decision/purchase?
It's hell where I live to order a 5850 for a decent price, not to mention the delivery period.
I might have to wait a month...(grrrrr)
Wish you a happy new year!
!