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Is Asrock N68-VS3 UCC good enough??

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December 21, 2011 11:53:56 AM

My Foxconn MOBO was busted and I bought the cheapest AM3 MOBO that I can find, which is Asrock N68-VS3 UCC.

Now Im planning to upgrade my PC :D  . I wanted to know if my board can handle higher end components.

I currently have:
AMD Athlon II x4
4 Gig RAM
Nvidia GTX 460

Im planning to upgrade to:
AMD Phenom II x6
Add another stick of 4Gig RAM
Nvidia GTX 580

The parts that im planning to buy are all supported by the Mobo but Im not just confident that a cheap board can handle it :??:  .

Any thoughts??
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December 21, 2011 12:08:58 PM

yes, it should be fine.
People always make an odd mistake in thinking that a better mobo will make things faster, which is not the case. A better motherboard provides a longer lifetime, better OC support, and most importantly a better feature set. The speed of the board is determined by the buses on said board, and yours is perfectly appropriate for such a build. It is a small build, which means limited expandability, but there is nothing to keep you from doing what you have proposed.

Just make sure your PSU has enough kick for the 580. There is a huge power difference going from the 460 to 580 when it comes to Amp requirements.
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December 21, 2011 12:36:14 PM

CaedenV said:
yes, it should be fine.
People always make an odd mistake in thinking that a better mobo will make things faster, which is not the case. A better motherboard provides a longer lifetime, better OC support, and most importantly a better feature set. The speed of the board is determined by the buses on said board, and yours is perfectly appropriate for such a build. It is a small build, which means limited expandability, but there is nothing to keep you from doing what you have proposed.

Just make sure your PSU has enough kick for the 580. There is a huge power difference going from the 460 to 580 when it comes to Amp requirements.


I just bought a new PSU - its FSP Everest 80plus 800w. You think its ok for GTX 580??
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January 13, 2012 12:37:27 AM

Actually i have a Phenom II x6 1055T and 8GB of 1333MHz RAM (2, 4GB sticks) and an ATI HD 6670 on it and i am able to upgrade my GPU to a 6950 with a power upgrade (450W will not hold up to that monster) so yes, This is a perfectly fine MOBO for your setup. GoodLuck :wahoo: 
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January 17, 2012 3:38:45 PM

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January 17, 2012 3:41:47 PM

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