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October 25, 2010 11:28:49 PM

I am planning to go for an Athlon II x4 640 and crossfire with a HD 6000 series. Please tell me which of these motherboards would be better for overclocking purpose:

Asrock M3A785GXH-128M or Biostar TA790GXE-128M


Please suggest me one of these two.

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a c 236 V Motherboard
October 25, 2010 11:46:41 PM

I would go with the ASRock, since it has DDR3 support.

Where are you buying from and we might be able to recommend a better board across the board?
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October 25, 2010 11:57:51 PM

I stay in india. I am buying from lynx-india.com.

One more question. You told me to go for the Asrock model but don't you thing that quality and performance wise, Biostar would be better than Asrock.
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a c 236 V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 12:09:13 AM

ASRock is a division of ASUS, so I trust their quality. BIOSTAR is good but I think the DDR3 support out weighs the difference, if any.
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a c 236 V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 12:10:30 AM

Do you have a budget??
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October 26, 2010 12:11:19 AM

and ASrock has a SB710 chipset whereas Biostar has a SB750 chipset. So would that matter!!!!! especially for overclocking..
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a c 236 V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 12:20:02 AM

No, I don't think it will matter when overclocking the boards. You will be fine with either chipset.
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October 26, 2010 12:24:29 AM

yeah I am on a budget. Actually I already have 3gigs of DDR2 800Mhz ram with me from my existing computer.


I have to buy a processor (AMD), Powersupply (seasonic), gaming Tower, Graphics Card (ATI HD 6000).

So if I go with asrock, Ill have to purchase DDR3 ram 5 to 6 gigs.

So having DDR2 or DDR3 matter anything?
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a c 236 V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 12:33:02 AM

If you were planning to re-use the RAM from your old build, the BIOSTAR is the better option. There is a little difference between the two, to justify the cost increase on a budget.

Also, you would need no more than 4GB (2x2GB) of RAM if you decided to go with DDR3. 5GB or 6 GB isn't required.
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October 26, 2010 12:38:04 AM

thanks for the reply.

Two last questions:

Having DDR2 instead of DDR3 matter anything?

I am also looking for a CPU, so should I go with Athlon II x4 435 (overclock it to 3.4 GHZ) or should I choose Phenom II x2 555 BE (unlock it to a quad and then overclock) instead ?
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