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    Default what motherboard?

    since my horrible motherboard wont let me over clock well at all. im lookin for suggestions.

    im selling this comp now so if anyone wants it, its yours.

    im looking for a good motherboard thatll let me overclock for around 200-250. well basically i want a good motherboard thats X amount of dollars and once overclocked it can outbeat motherboards that are higher priced. you know bang for the buck

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    If you are going to get a better rig, don't blow your wad on justa new mobo. For $300 bucks you could get a good OC board in an Asus P5Q-E, plus G.Skill PI Black 4GB (2 x 2G DDR2 800, and a BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+. That would be way better all around. Otherwise your RAM you have currently will severly limit your OC'ing. 1 of 4 GB of that RAM will be useless under WinXP, but you can't get 3GB separately for any cheaper.

    Do you plan to play many games? If yes, then all that OC'ing will be for not since your vid card is not too powerful. Thus making getting the better vid card imperative. Seriously, gaming is all about vid card. If not too much gaming, then maybe you could get a little better MB and RAM for even higher OC's.

    If you have more budget for a new vid card and RAM and want a top notch OC'ing MB for socket 775@ $250, that Maximus II Formula is looking nice. You could get a lot of help from our MIIF club, too.



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    I think you should consider the gigabyte ep45 ud3p if you want a lower priced replacement MB but you will be learning a whole new bios and it will be trial and error cos there havn't been any (many?) members here with one.

    Your first decision is how much you want to spend!!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOOSE-EYE View Post
    im selling this comp now so if anyone wants it, its yours.
    As Grumpy said about budget. Are you doing the upgrade or a complete new build?
    And if you are only looking for the mobo for the bang of the buck then Rosco is right about P5Q-E or Deluxe. It's a good overclock board at afforable price.

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    honestly, im gonna sell this one have. I wanna do a new build. This ones nice. but eh.

    and as for price probably around150-250. I think im gonna purchase this processor(Q9400) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115131

    I'm getting a new case which also made me decide on just doing a new build.

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    For your bugdet, take a look at a cheaper mobo that can overclock; no need to blow the bank. Better to put the money you save into a better case or graphics card.

    Plan on going Crossfire or SLI?

    ASUS P5E is another good board.


    Take a look here, find a few good options, then post and we'll help select the best one:

    $100-$200:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0%20-%20%24200

    Above $200:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0%20-%20%24300

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