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#1 Rofltroll

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:58 AM

So I found a Phenom II x4 965 at a pretty decent price and was going to ask you guys for help on picking a mobo. I am looking for the cheapest one i can get my hands on that can support this CPU and not have problems with it. I am currently looking at the Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P. I believe it can support the wattage of the Phenom which is pretty high actually and I have 2x2 gigs of OCZ 1333 RAM that will go along with it. This is just a temporary fix to replace my now deceased i7 and x58 mobo until I will eventually get the money to buy myself back into some serious intel CPUs.

 


mobo: Gigabyte X58 UD3R.
CPU: i7 920 @ 3.4 GHz 1.2v. == Chilled by Titan Fenrir Evo ==
video: Inno3D nVidia GTX 470 @ 775/1550/1775.
RAM: OCZ Gold 2x2GB @ 1440 CL7 1.65v.
HDD: Cheap-O HDD.
PSU: Corsair 650TX.
case: NZXT Hades.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:55 AM

Do you need SLI or CFX facility on the board??


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:45 AM

Nope, but it's fine. I went with it in the end. The only problem that might have occurred was whether the mobo could supply the 140 Watt the phenom 965 needed which it can. I hope i can attach my aftermarket heatsink to it though. It's compatible with the CPU but I don't know about the motherboard.


Edited by Rofltroll, 18 May 2013 - 02:45 AM.

mobo: Gigabyte X58 UD3R.
CPU: i7 920 @ 3.4 GHz 1.2v. == Chilled by Titan Fenrir Evo ==
video: Inno3D nVidia GTX 470 @ 775/1550/1775.
RAM: OCZ Gold 2x2GB @ 1440 CL7 1.65v.
HDD: Cheap-O HDD.
PSU: Corsair 650TX.
case: NZXT Hades.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:42 AM

Get the Gigabyte 970-UD board...

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128519

 

 

Can easily handle your chip plus overclocking.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:08 AM

^^ Or, Asus M5A97: www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873

which have almost similar feature-set at almost same price.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

Not from the US so I don't have acces to newegg. ComputerEd, that motherboard is more expensive than the CPU and, again, this is just a temporary setup so my GTX 470 can have a CPU good enough for gaming. Same goes for your choice d6bmg.


mobo: Gigabyte X58 UD3R.
CPU: i7 920 @ 3.4 GHz 1.2v. == Chilled by Titan Fenrir Evo ==
video: Inno3D nVidia GTX 470 @ 775/1550/1775.
RAM: OCZ Gold 2x2GB @ 1440 CL7 1.65v.
HDD: Cheap-O HDD.
PSU: Corsair 650TX.
case: NZXT Hades.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:25 PM

If all of these are temporary solution, you won't be needing a AM3+ board to run that Phenom 965.

Look for a second hand AM3 board, which you should get at a pretty cheap price and would be great as a temporary solution.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:04 AM

You can't really trust second hand vendors here.


mobo: Gigabyte X58 UD3R.
CPU: i7 920 @ 3.4 GHz 1.2v. == Chilled by Titan Fenrir Evo ==
video: Inno3D nVidia GTX 470 @ 775/1550/1775.
RAM: OCZ Gold 2x2GB @ 1440 CL7 1.65v.
HDD: Cheap-O HDD.
PSU: Corsair 650TX.
case: NZXT Hades.


#9 d6bmg

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:48 AM

You can't really trust second hand vendors here.

 

I hope some of the local tech forums in your country have trading or buying & selling section..

I was talking about those..


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

I had my ASUS M4N98TD evo die on me and wanted a cheap board that was the same for my PII X4 965BE.

I was able to get an ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0

This was cheap and new. ( I'm in Australia.) It runs really well with a small overclock.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:15 AM

For a cheep, temporary, AM3+ motherboard. Asus M4A78T-E,  you can pick up a used one on FleBay for thirty bucks.

Or Asus M4A89TD Pro for fifty bucks. I would go with a used 890FX board. Good Luck, :cheers:


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:33 AM

For a cheep, temporary, AM3+ motherboard. Asus M4A78T-E,  you can pick up a used one on FleBay for thirty bucks.

Or Asus M4A89TD Pro for fifty bucks. I would go with a used 890FX board. Good Luck, :cheers:

 

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Both of them are very good choices specially when OP have said that he have no intention of using AMD for a long period of time.


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