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November 1, 2010 3:12:19 AM

Hi, I plan to buy a new mobo on the 3rd week of the month and these are my choices:

Set 1: (I prefer because cheaper)

Asrock 880GM-LE AMD 880G ddr3
Asrock M3A785GM-LE
Asus M4A78LT-M LE
Asus M4N68T
Asus M4N68T-M V2
Gigabyte MA74GMT-S2
MSI 770-G45
MSI GF615M-P33


Set 2: (If nothing in the above set is good enough; priced slightly higher but still within my budget)

MSI 785GM-E51
Asus M4A88T-M
Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H
MSI 785G-E53
MSI 785GM-E65
MSI 870-G45

I will place a phenom 955 cpu in it and an upper mid range to high end gpu. I also plan to overclock the cpu at some later time.
Thanks!

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November 1, 2010 3:33:29 AM

Do you plan on using CF in the future? If you live in the US then this is a pretty good board for the price and should fall within your budget.

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

If you can only get your hands on those boards then I would say get the msi 770-g45, asrock 880gm, or basically anything in the second group would be good.
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November 1, 2010 4:29:21 AM

I don't live in the US and I didn't find the ASRock 870 EXTREME3 in our local store's list in here. So based on the 2 boards you suggested, Asrock 880GM-LE is the cheaper one so I think I'll go with it.
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November 1, 2010 4:35:19 AM

Is the Asrock 880GM-LE good for cpu overclocking? And yes, I like to do crossfire in the future but I think the msi 770-g45 is the only one capable within my budget. It says that it has 2 PCI-E, one x16 operation and the other one x4 operation. Will a x16 and a x4 be good for crossfire? If not then for now I'll go with the Asrock 880GM-LE.
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November 1, 2010 5:29:49 AM

Asrock boards in general are pretty good for overclocking, but I find that asus, gigabyte, and msi boards are usually better in terms of stability. Overclocking will come down to your particular chip as well as the cooler you are using. If you are going to oc you are going to want an aftermarket heatsink. I don't know what you have available, so a list of what you can get your hands on would be nice. As long as you aren't going for some crazy overclock then the asrock board should be fine. x16/x4 isn't preferable for cf, but swapping motherboards is a total pain and I would recommend that you spend a little bit more for a board that can do at least x8/x8.
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November 3, 2010 11:10:36 AM

Ok, thanks!
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November 3, 2010 11:10:54 AM

Best answer selected by jfem.
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April 27, 2011 5:45:59 AM

Hi,,
I have now got "Asus M4N68T-M V2" Motherboard and "Phenom II 550" Processor
will this combination will work efficiently
And i have add 2GB Ram to it.....


Pls mail me to the given email address.....

remo18m[at]gmail.com


Regards,
Murali Manokar P
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