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Budget mobo AM3+

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July 13, 2012 3:54:23 PM

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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July 13, 2012 5:10:22 PM

good ... and i think you know :D 
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July 14, 2012 12:34:13 AM

beanoslim said:
Nice board, or this one

Or a couple of open boxes

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?
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July 14, 2012 6:24:07 AM

460's OC pretty well.
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July 14, 2012 7:52:34 AM

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.