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September 11, 2010 3:30:05 PM

I'm upgrading old 4870 build.

For a cpu, I choose the 740 BE with the arctic cooling cooler. I'm going to use Crossfire'd 5750's. With 800gb green caviar hard drive.

Now, I don't know what motherboard to use. I'd like to try to unlock the 4th core on the cpu, but if I can't, hopefully I would like to oc it to around 3.5GHz without voltage tweaks. I would also like the latest 800 series chipsets so I won't have to upgrade until 2011 Christmas :) 
My budget is capped at 150 for the motherboard, nothing over please!

Also, what ram do you recommend? I heard you need 'AMD approved' ram in order to oc it on certain boards or something. My budget cap for ram is 100$.

Thanks

I really liked

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

since the mini fan on the north bridge looks cute.. lol

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September 11, 2010 3:48:59 PM

The board you linked to is fine. I would personally have selected a similar board from Asus, MSI or Gigabyte. With a BE CPU you can overclock with out affecting the ram speed but I have seen the AMD approved ram statement proved wrong many times.
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September 11, 2010 3:59:20 PM

alright thanks. Is there a guide to chipsets on the forum? I've seen it before and I can't find it now :s


Is there an msi board similar to this one at the same price? I really like them =)

EDIT: Will I be better off buying a 880g motherboard from a more reputable brand?
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September 11, 2010 4:24:35 PM

Okay, I'll see what I can cut back on with that board. Is there anything else by msi slightly cheaper? I wouldn't mind a 890g
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a c 1119 V Motherboard
September 11, 2010 5:20:56 PM

Then there are the 790FX or GX boards you give away the USB3 and SATA6GB support but get a feature rich board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For less money 790X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 11, 2010 5:32:21 PM

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