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Upgrading Mobo and Ram.

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Last response: in Motherboards
March 3, 2011 3:13:14 PM

I am looking into purchasing a new Motherboard and Ram to go along with it.

Currently, I am running a Asrock AliveNF7G-Glan motherboard.. Which you may be able to tell, it is time to upgrade. The RAM isn't worth mentioning.

I am a Casual gamer, and Id like something half decent, but not too costly (aren't we all after a bargain buy!), Currently running a Palit GTX 460, along with a PSU which can handle the required output for that.

My case is an Antec Three Hundred, I believe it can support ATX sized Motherboards.

What I would like On a Motherboard:

AMD3 - Incase I want to upgrade my CPU
Core Unlocker - Using a AMD Phenom II X3 740 Processor, Believe I can get a 4th core?
"Turbo Boost" - I am not great at Bios overclocking, Would like something that does it for me, safely as possible.
Ability to overclock further would be ideal, push to 3.5GHZ+ from 3Ghz

Is USB3 really needed? or is it just a bonus with the transfer rates differing from USB2.

This would be something I'd be looking for, Is there any others which are as good or out perform this one at a cheaper price?

What I'd like coming from RAM

Decent Brand
Cheap ;) 

I've not seen a great number of RAM products apart from Mushkin, Unsure how they are as I've only seen them come out within the last year.

Any input would be very much appriciated. please use UK based sites as newegg/tigerdirect does not ship to UK.

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March 3, 2011 3:39:58 PM

Would the mobo allow me to OC alot further then 3.5ghz?
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March 4, 2011 2:44:22 AM

Ogamy said:

What would be better? As I tend to use alot of other things while gaming as well, so I would expect that more RAM would allow me to work at what I want to work at.

The Corsair kit is Tri-channel DDR3 and is not compatible with your gear.
You need dual channel DDR3 and you'll be hardpressed to find a faster kit then the Gskill CL7 for the price.
I've been running that kit for about a year and it's very nice and fast too!
A more current mobo.
Asus M4A88TD-V EVO
Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3