Budget mobo AM3+

Hey guys looking for a budget mobo so i can practice out oc skills.Later on i can oc on water.

Anyway my cpu is phenom II BE 955 and i was thinking of going for an Asus M5A97 EVO any thoughts? i am trying first massive ocs on air then later go water God willing.My current budget is around $100(can go higher if must).Any good ram that i need for great overclocks?
though gpu i am not sure yet..Might get a 6770 to learn to oc that first.

Any input would be great.Overall i am trying for an entire system oc.Still a noob at OC. :(
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  1. good ... and i think you know :D
  2. Nice board, or this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754

    Or a couple of open boxes http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006654&IsNodeId=1&Description=asus%20am3&bop=And&CompareItemList=%2D1%7C13%2D131%2D767R%5E13%2D131%2D767%2DZ01%2C13%2D131%2D736R%5E13%2D131%2D736%2DTS

    I would go for the Sabertooth personally, otherwise for budget the M5A97 open box is cheap.

    I would go GTX460 rather than 6770, great OC'ers, better performance and a good price.
  3. beanoslim said:
    Nice board, or this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754

    Or a couple of open boxes http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006654&IsNodeId=1&Description=asus%20am3&bop=And&CompareItemList=%2D1%7C13%2D131%2D767R%5E13%2D131%2D767%2DZ01%2C13%2D131%2D736R%5E13%2D131%2D736%2DTS

    I would go for the Sabertooth personally, otherwise for budget the M5A97 open box is cheap.

    I would go GTX460 rather than 6770, great OC'ers, better performance and a good price.

    thanks.But i am buying hardware more for oc rather than performance.Most of the time i will use the pc for oc.Do you still think the gtx460 is still worth it to learn ocing?
  4. 460's OC pretty well.
  5. Generally the more expensive high performance boards will OC better, especially Sabertooth boards.

    The GTX460 does OC very well and pretty easy to OC with MSI Afterburner.
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