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Old 13-11-10, 03:14 PM
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Hello All!

This is my first time posting on the overclock forums So ill introduce myself My name is Jeremy i am 25, i am a inexperienced overclocker but have had fun doing the little things i've done. I am not really looking to overclock much but to have a good system for a good price, but also I am much into learning more about it. Here is a list of what i have looked at so far.

Possibly

Asus M4A79XTD EVO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-402-_-Product

vs

ASUS M4A87TD EVO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131647

vs

BIOSTAR TA870+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138198

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GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128443

Not sure about the lack of the Northbridge Multiplier If this has much to do with me sense i will not be overclocking. But I thought i read someplace if i want to unlock extra cores I need this, what are the benefits of this. I am mainly a gamer, programmer. I read that games don't need but the 2 cores so is this necessary ?

Which one would be the best for me in you all's opinion

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0II%20X2%20550

vs

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20620%20Propus

(doesnt come with heatsink/fan ) " any more suggestions for CPUS ? "

I know one has more L3 Cache and one 95w vs 80w But on other hand one has larger l2 capabilities. can someone in brief detail tell me which i want bigger for performance in gaming?

If I have no need to unlock my extra cores will this mobo do? If not can i have some suggestions for a mobo in the same price range ( 100$ usd ) Also I am interested in doing some overclocking so if you could point me in the direction also for one thats in the same price range.

Thanks guys in advance! I dont need a onboard video chip set i have a GTX460 so if i choose a mobo with one would this hurt me ?

Thanks again!

I hope this is understandable.

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Old 13-11-10, 08:37 PM
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I3

UD2 P55

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Old 14-11-10, 02:22 AM
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preferably AMD if i'm going to spend that much on a CPU Ill get the phenom 2 965 Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 14-11-10, 03:12 AM
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Apart from the egg

Http://www.ncixus.com

and also this might be of interest to you

http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

(the MSI 870A-G54 board with a P2 965 BE is only $199)

If at all possible steer clear of Biostar! and I've also not had great success with ASROCK!

ASUS, MSI or Gigabyte would be your best options if you are set on the 100 dollar mark there are great boards to be had also in the M-ATX variant if you are just planning on running a single 460.

Feel free to ask lots of questions we've got lots of great minds at work here we'll be more than willing to help you as best as we can!
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Old 14-11-10, 09:49 AM
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Well if you have your heart set on AMD just make sure to get a board with ACC if you are getting the X2 Phenom 2. At least then you have a chance of unlocking the cores.

However, do know that the I3 is $114.99 shipped and a Gigabyte UD2 H55 (not the P) is currently $84.99 and will eat the AMD range at those prices for breakfast, easily hitting a 24/7 4ghz on a decent cooler.

And don't forget this either

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-283-_-Product

Which is an I3 without hyperthreading. All of which are faster than all of the chips you are looking at and cost very little more.
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Old 14-11-10, 10:28 AM
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Id get the Asus 870 and the Phenom cpu dude, just team that up with some 1600 memory with tight timings, we all like mushkin here atm. Id also suggest getting a decent cpu cooler but it all really depends if you want to overclock or not?
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Old 14-11-10, 02:45 PM
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I'd get Phenom and some good 870 board too, but apparently it would be a mistake so I am not expected to post any more suggestions here . Even though I am an Intel fanboy, in this case (low budget, obviously) I'd go with x2 (possibly unlockable to x4) Phenom, rather than x2 Intel.
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I3 has hyperthreading and runs all day long at 4-4.2ghz. You won't get those clocks out of an AMD.

I3 is also a much newer tech, but, if you have your mind made up then I suppose go for it.
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Old 14-11-10, 03:34 PM
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What about this memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104142

also ran across this combo .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.543364

Seems to be good. Anyone hear anything good or bad about the motherboard ? that honestly is my biggest worry, getting my hands on a motherboard that is upgradeable in the long run.

Thanks!
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Thats a 125W cpu so you will need a GOOD aftermarket cooler to budget on aswell.

Alien is right about the i3, but if you deffo want amd Id buy the asus and the dual core phenom and hope the asus mobo will unlock a core or two.
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