My motherboard just kinda exploded the other night. So I will be able to order a new one by Friday. I am on AM3 with a Athlon II 240. I have been looking at the MSI 770-G45 and the MSI 790X-G45 . I have up to $85 to spend shipped from newegg. I don't have a problem with open box deals at all. Any suggestions? I would like a good amount of overclocking headroom.
The best mobos for OC are Gigabyte, and the 790FX chipset. Today comes out the 890FX chipset and for that reason u can get a 790FX mobo a little more cheap. But like your budget isn't enough for a good Gigabyte mobo, u can go with this ASUS M4A77TD
That M4A79XTD EVO is another very good option, even, more better that the M4A77TD. The best mobo for OC is Gigabyte, but a good OC mobo from Gigabyte is more expensive that the two ASUS that we talk here.
Well, I need a final opinion. M4A79XTD-Evo or M4A78T-E? The latter is 790gx chipset, I won't need onboard even if my graphics die or anything. Which one would be a better overall option? Also, thanks so much.
One small problem...The M4A79TD-Evo does not support the new hex core Thuban CPU's. Was planning on new CPU for next upgrade, but if there is not a bios update out for it by then, a phenom x4 will probably be enough from where I am coming from.
And about memory support, the controller is part of the processor, so the motherboard doesn't really matter. On my processor, I was able to hit DDR3 1800 8-8-8-22. No platform supports 1600 by default.