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Windows 7: Any suggestions on buying a new motherboard?

03 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Any suggestions on buying a new motherboard?

I am currently totally broke after buying a new Graphics card and a new PSU. Now I need to change my motherboard because my current one has BIOS from HP which blocks all overclocking facilities .

I want to overclock my q6600 to minimum of 3.2 from its stock speeds but I have a new heatsink and fan for extra cooling. Now the problem is that I need a very cheap motherboard which has a good chipset for overclocking and also which will support PCI-E 2.0.

I have looked up couple of motherboards but I can't decide which one to get, I was planning on to getting ASRock P45DE3. So any one has any suggestions for me? Furthermore I was looking at one site and they are selling (Asus P5G41T-M-LX, Intel G41, S 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 1333(OC), SATA 3GB/s, mATX, On Board VGA) I duno if there is a mistake somewhere but they are displaying in the title that this motherboard has a PCI-E 2.0 but I have checked intel's chipset specs and that suggests G41 cannot support 2.0.

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03 Mar 2011   #2

 

If you don't mind a factory refub then you should consider this board from EVGA, it will overclock nicely.

EVGA123-YW-E175
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03 Mar 2011   #3

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I'm sure you'll get other suggestions, but one site that does a lot of overclocking reviews is hardocp.com.

When you get there, scroll to the bottom, click on Motherboards/Chipsets under "Reviews". That will give you an opportunity to see real-world experience in overclocking specific motherboards and chipsets.

Another such site is extremeoverclocking.com. They have similare information.
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03 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aman113 View Post
I am currently totally broke after buying a new Graphics card and a new PSU. Now I need to change my motherboard because my current one has BIOS from HP which blocks all overclocking facilities .

I want to overclock my q6600 to minimum of 3.2 from its stock speeds but I have a new heatsink and fan for extra cooling. Now the problem is that I need a very cheap motherboard which has a good chipset for overclocking and also which will support PCI-E 2.0.

I have looked up couple of motherboards but I can't decide which one to get, I was planning on to getting ASRock P45DE3. So any one has any suggestions for me? Furthermore I was looking at one site and they are selling (Asus P5G41T-M-LX, Intel G41, S 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 1333(OC), SATA 3GB/s, mATX, On Board VGA) I duno if there is a mistake somewhere but they are displaying in the title that this motherboard has a PCI-E 2.0 but I have checked intel's chipset specs and that suggests G41 cannot support 2.0.
I'm using this Board it's a good board for a bugdet but i have'nt OC my CPU on it yet but i heard people OC'd nicely on it.
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