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A amd board for mild overclocking on a budget *updated again*

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October 9, 2010 1:26:17 AM

I'm using a Athlon ll that I plan on overclocking some.

My currant can't and I don't like the fact that on my currant board the pcie x1 is under my 16. ( see, a duel slotted Gpu will cover it )
I need:


-Some overclocking
- a pci-e x1 above the x16
-ddr2 800
-at least 4 sata ports
-under 100$
- at least two usb headers
- the rest doesn't matter much!

I'm having trouble finding all of that but I know it's out there somewhere.
October 9, 2010 2:43:32 AM

I have a Asus M4A77TD and have overclocked very well for 84 bucks on newegg.com
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October 9, 2010 8:10:04 PM

Update:

ddr3 is now okay. I'll have the money to get ddr3 ram.


But now the budget is about 70$
October 9, 2010 8:34:30 PM

Yeah, the jump up is better. I love my M4A77TD board, nice and cheap with my AMD 740 BE CPU oc'd to 3.8ghz. Is the form factor ATX? is your case a mid or full? Do you want on board video? Need to know.
October 9, 2010 8:41:58 PM

Here's what I found with no integrated video chipset: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With on-board video: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Assuming your running win 7 the cheapest 4 gb set of ram @ 1333 is 67.99, and it's not a company I have ever used. Take a look at Newegg.com, Amd usually likes 1333 sticks, if your new board supports 1600 I would try it but 1600 is even more expensive. There ar some boards that support both DDR2 and DDR3, you just have to search around.
Good Luck and give me a shout if you have anymore questions.
October 9, 2010 8:47:40 PM

ahumphers91 said:
Yeah, the jump up is better. I love my M4A77TD board, nice and cheap with my AMD 740 BE CPU oc'd to 3.8ghz. Is the form factor ATX? is your case a mid or full? Do you want on board video? Need to know.



The form factor doesn't matter. I would like onboard video but just as a back up if my videocard fails.

I plan on getting this for ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I only want to slightly over clock but at the same time I want a board that is from a good brand and will last.
October 9, 2010 8:52:57 PM

Cross fire doesn't matter either though my pci-e x1 slot has to be above my pci-e x16
slot so it won't be covered by my videocard.
October 10, 2010 12:16:59 AM

I would look for at least a CAS Latency of 8 or less if you can. CAS 9 is slower then 8-7 etc. Also, if your going to overclock the ram, I would advise heat spreaders on your ram, but if not not a huge deal. Here's some way better RAM here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You will be paying One Dollar and One cent more for WAYYYYY BETTER RAM. G-skill! This Ram is 81.99 free shipping.
October 10, 2010 12:30:13 AM

Also, is your socket AM3 or AM2+??
October 10, 2010 3:20:37 PM

Cool, your choice. I have used G-skill in my overclocked rig for 2 years and it's been great. The only thing to think about is some heat spreaders on your ram if your going to overclock. But I totally understand going with ram that you have faith in. I'm the same way about my hard drives, Western Digital and nothing else. Does Kingston have the same model in a latency of 8? The lower the number the better.
October 10, 2010 4:48:42 PM

ahumphers91 said:
Cool, your choice. I have used G-skill in my overclocked rig for 2 years and it's been great. The only thing to think about is some heat spreaders on your ram if your going to overclock. But I totally understand going with ram that you have faith in. I'm the same way about my hard drives, Western Digital and nothing else. Does Kingston have the same model in a latency of 8? The lower the number the better.



Kingston tends to be higher though, I'm could go with G-skill if it's cheaper. :p 



What other brands are good? What should I avoid?
October 10, 2010 6:11:29 PM

I like G-skill and Mushkin, Mushkin is made in the USA. Thats the next set i'm getting. But the ram I showed you in the prior link would be a great addition to your build. It's the same voltage as the kingston you are looking at with lower latencies, 8.
October 10, 2010 7:55:35 PM

ahumphers91 said:
here's a decent price for an Asus board. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... p.s. it supports only up to 95 watt cpu's.


+1 to that Asus board

I'm running one in a budget gaming build with a ATI 4850 and a Athlon II X3 440 with an unclocked 4th core running at 3.3 GHz with no problems.
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October 10, 2010 10:49:02 PM



I agree I just built my system using the ASUA M4A87TD EVO which I bought at Newegg as an open box item,..... I couldn't be happier with my purchase or my system.
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October 10, 2010 10:52:28 PM

MechaNintendoMaster said:
The form factor doesn't matter. I would like onboard video but just as a back up if my videocard fails.

I plan on getting this for ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I only want to slightly over clock but at the same time I want a board that is from a good brand and will last.



For 10 bucks more you can get the 4gb of GSKILL Ripjaws ddr3 pc1600 ram, pretty much compatible with any mobo

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

I bought the same RAM but 2x4gb for 159.99

or go with th PC1066 for 71.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 11, 2010 1:27:30 PM

Well, is your budget still the same for ram?? I think the ram link I provided would be a good match, or you can go to ASUS web-site, type in the board name and look up all compatible ram. Here's the link again that I provided earlier: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would say that you cant beat this ram, 2 x 2GB (4gb) of dual channel ram @ 8-8-8-21 latency should work great!
October 11, 2010 7:04:09 PM

ahumphers91 said:
Well, is your budget still the same for ram?? I think the ram link I provided would be a good match, or you can go to ASUS web-site, type in the board name and look up all compatible ram. Here's the link again that I provided earlier: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would say that you cant beat this ram, 2 x 2GB (4gb) of dual channel ram @ 8-8-8-21 latency should work great!


That was a little higher. But my video card's prices could drop soon so I might could add the extra dollars.

I think I might go with that! Thanks!
October 11, 2010 7:09:29 PM

If something suddenly comes on a sale what should I avoid?
October 11, 2010 8:57:31 PM

as far as what? a board or ram? Asus, MSI and Gigabyte are good to go with. Ram I would say G-Skill, Mushkin are great. anything else would be on you to decide. Sometimes it pays off and sometimes your like.... damn, shouldn't have gotten that.
October 11, 2010 9:15:36 PM

ahumphers91 said:
as far as what? a board or ram? Asus, MSI and Gigabyte are good to go with. Ram I would say G-Skill, Mushkin are great. anything else would be on you to decide. Sometimes it pays off and sometimes your like.... damn, shouldn't have gotten that.


I'm pretty set on the board. I meant ram wise. I say this because a lot of OCZ ram got bad reviews.

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October 12, 2010 12:35:34 AM
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Yeah, don't go OCZ. It use to be really good, but they have went down the tubes. Here, check out these mushkins, Made in the USA!! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Free shipping!
Also these two sets @ 7 latency: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 12, 2010 11:26:02 AM

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