Solved Are cheap motherboards good for overclocking Tags: Motherboards Overclocking Last response: August 22, 2012 4:02 AM in Overclocking Share nixthewiz August 12, 2012 7:26:46 AM I have a Phenom II X4 965 BE. I'm just wondering if cheap motherboards are good for overclocking. I'm looking at the ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS and the Biostar TA970XE. I'm planning on only light over clock (not pushing the CPU to 4Ghz or more). With what I'm planning on doing would the cheaper board (Asus) do the job? The extra money saved could be used toward a better GPU for gaming. More about : cheap motherboards good overclocking C12Friedman a c 146 V Motherboard a c 84 K Overclocking August 12, 2012 7:46:33 AM I wouldn't think there would be any problem taking your CPU to 4.0 on the Asus board. henydiah a b V Motherboard a c 239 K Overclocking August 12, 2012 7:56:49 AM ASUS M5A97 good and other option is ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ will good too and Biostar is like my old board Related resources Good System For Cheap Extreme Overclocking ? - Forum Are cheap motherboards a good idea? - Forum Good and cheap motherboard for overclocking my E6420 - Forum Whats a good cheap cpu for overclocking ? - Forum A cheap but good motherboard for i5 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nixthewiz August 12, 2012 8:03:28 AM My bad I meant to say Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS and not the ASUS M5A97. I got the two mixed up. So should I get the Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS or the Biostar? C12Friedman a c 146 V Motherboard a c 84 K Overclocking August 12, 2012 8:16:45 AM Or that Asus board... no problems I can foresee Best solution henydiah a b V Motherboard a c 239 K Overclocking August 12, 2012 8:19:36 AM Share Biostar nixthewiz August 22, 2012 4:02:49 AM Best answer selected by nixthewiz. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Cheap motherboards to overclock the AMD Phenom II X6 1055t? Forum Cheap good Motherboard for i5 Forum Building a budget gaming PC, trying to pick a good cheap motherboard . Forum Cheap and expensive motherboards Forum Cheap Built to test overclocking Forum A good cheap graphic card to replace 9600 GT Forum Cheap Motherboard to Overclock i5 3570k well? Forum Good quiete and somewhat cheap fan for cpu? Forum Good cheap sli motherboard Forum What makes for good RAM/ Motherboards Forum Best Cheap motherboard for C2D overclocking Forum Cheap Overclock i5 Motherboard Forum Cheap AM2 Overclocking motherboard ? Forum Best Cheap motherboard for C2D overclocking Forum Should I connect all my case fans to a PWM slot? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !