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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove C12Friedman Motherboard Master Overclocking Expert 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. | Report abuse henydiah Motherboard Authority Overclocking Master 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 | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse Related ressources 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 Ask the community Publish C12Friedman Motherboard Master Overclocking Expert August 12, 2012 8:16:45 AM Or that Asus board... no problems I can foresee | Report abuse Best solution henydiah Motherboard Authority Overclocking Master August 12, 2012 8:19:36 AM Biostar | Report abuse nixthewiz August 22, 2012 4:02:49 AM Best answer selected by nixthewiz. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Overclocking>Are cheap motherboards good for overclocking> Related ressources: ForumCheap motherboards to overclock the AMD Phenom II X6 1055t? ForumCheap good Motherboard for i5 ForumBuilding a budget gaming PC, trying to pick a good cheap motherboard . ForumCheap and expensive motherboards ForumCheap Built to test overclocking ForumA good cheap graphic card to replace 9600 GT ForumCheap Motherboard to Overclock i5 3570k well? ForumGood quiete and somewhat cheap fan for cpu? ForumGood cheap sli motherboard ForumWhat makes for good RAM/ Motherboards ForumBest Cheap motherboard for C2D overclocking ForumCheap Overclock i5 Motherboard ForumCheap AM2 Overclocking motherboard ? ForumBest Cheap motherboard for C2D overclocking ForumShould I connect all my case fans to a PWM slot? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !