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Old 04-05-2008, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, before my pig of a rig is assembled i have decided to buy myself a cheep motherboard to learn to OC with an as a second rig. Now I am able to get the following at cost in work an i don't intend to OC very far i just need to learn the basics.

Asus P5B
Asus P5K - VM
Gigabyte 965p-s3
Gigabyte 965P-DS3

Any of them any good for learning over clocking with?

Also Cooling I can get a Thermal Take Silent tower at a very good price is it worth getting or can you recommend me a cheep cooling solution?

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Old 04-05-2008, 08:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Ocing mobo choices?

try to find a board that has a good bios on it

DFI has some great ones, as do the higher end ASUS'

check out reviews for any boards your considering and look at the bios screens
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I know that but cheep is what is important at the moment I am already spending a but load of money on my pig this is just going to end up as a computer in a workshop eventually. I am buying this from work so the ones i listed are the ones i have the most confidence in (the p5k vm is a good board the ones i have had problems with where down to crappy shipping) so it needs to be from the above list.
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650i's are really cheap and overclock decently (well not Quads)

if you're trying a Quad a Gigabyte 965p-s3 is good, and never NEVER get a VM (Vanilla) Series board... EWW
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Get the DS3 over the S3 , its a great board for OCing , my friend has the S3 ill ask him how his OC is. But the DS3 is really famous here on TF with all the E6XXX users.
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Nha it's just dual core i will be using on this rig it's nothing fancy just so i can learn the OCing basics and it's a excuse to by yet more parts.

The P5K-VM is a ok board but for a office computer or for light home use I was just listing the ones i have available that i would consider buying. We also have Gigabyte 81865GME-775RH mobo's in but I wouldn't trust one as far as i could throw it.

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Get the DS3 over the S3 , its a great board for OCing , my friend has the S3 ill ask him how his OC is. But the DS3 is really famous here on tech forums with all the E6XXX users.
Thanks preacher, I will look more into that board (I got a build on the bench behind me right now with one of them in so i will take a good look at it) keep the chat going on this because just because i am trying to make it cheep doesn't mean i don't want a good board.
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That board should be dirt cheap now , and its a great OCer.
As for your case I saw you were looking into TT , in my opinion they are crap I have a generic Cheiftec case , and my GPU idles at 41c and my friends is 55c , we both have the GPU. But whatever you get just remember to go with 120mm fans , and your pretty much set.
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The thermal take silent tower is a cooler not a case, it's one massive heatskink with a large fan on.

I don't need a case I got one I can use.
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