1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

good AM2 mobo for sub $150(us)

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by p_o_s_pc, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,009 (4.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,183
    Location:
    Newark ohio
    What is a good AM2 mobo that is under $150 that meets the requirements listed below...

    Good dual core overclocker

    Can use a phenom or a barcelona when released
    Can use a X2 4600+ at least
    Uses DDR2 800
    CPU voltage can go to 1.55v or higher
    DDR2 voltage can go to 2.3v or higher
    SLI or Crossfire
    Size NO bigger than 12x9.6
    PCI-E x16 (on both slots)
    I think that is all.:laugh:
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2007
    Crunching for Team TPU
  2. mitsirfishi

    mitsirfishi New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Messages:
    924 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Location:
    Grantham UK, Lincs
    m2r32-mvp any nforce 590 on your budgit
     
  3. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,324 (8.32/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,778
    Seconded
     
  4. Sovereign

    Sovereign New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2007
    Messages:
    797 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    65
    Location:
    Midwest USA
    I thirded that! :rolleyes:

    Or you can wait a few weeks for AMD's new RD790 chipset to debut! The 65nm RD790 is the AMD's first quad-graphics platform that supports the next-generation Phenom processors and HyperTransport 3.0. It will also introduce PCI Express 2.0 and Triple CrossFire support. According to DigiTimes and our very own Malware, ASUS and Gigabyte will most likely be the first of the companies to release a RD790 chipset motherboard in September with everyone else around October or so.
     
  5. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,009 (4.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,183
    Location:
    Newark ohio
    Thanks so it looks like a 590 sli chip-set or wait for AMD's.... I think i will wait to see what kind of prices on on the AMD chip-set also maybe the prices will go down some on the n-force.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  6. Urbklr

    Urbklr

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,346 (0.87/day)
    Thanks Received:
    247
    Location:
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    ASUS M2R32-MVP FTW!!!!!!!!!!I love mine.....awsome board
     
  7. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,009 (4.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,183
    Location:
    Newark ohio
    that Asus board is one ugly bitch but it has everything i need/want. I think i am going to wait for the AMD RD790 to see how the prices are on them and maybe prices will go down some on the boards that are out right now.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  8. bassmasta Guest

    lol, m2r32-mvp is the best atm. although, i've got my voltages maxed out at 1.64, and i'm still on air cooling.
     
  9. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,009 (4.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,183
    Location:
    Newark ohio
    it maybe the best right now but after finding out what the new AMD chip-set is going to have i want to wait. The price is good on the Asus board that everyone is recommending it is only $20 more than i paid for my mobo that i have now when i bought it.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  10. mitsirfishi

    mitsirfishi New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Messages:
    924 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Location:
    Grantham UK, Lincs
    they are bringing out the new version of the m2r soon with copper heatsink for the north and south bridge might have to invest in it ;) when its realeased depending on its performance and overclockability
     
  11. HAL7000

    HAL7000 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    263 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Nashville TN
    Wait for the 790 chipset....it will be worth the wait to spend money for tomorrows technology rather than yesterdays.
     
  12. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,009 (4.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,183
    Location:
    Newark ohio
    I am going to wait till next month to see what is out than and what is doing the best than i will decide.If anyone wants to suggest a board or chip-set that is going to be coming out soon feel free.Just so you know i will be running Vista once i get a new mobo.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  13. HAL7000

    HAL7000 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    263 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Nashville TN
    Well thats a tough one, if the phenom proves to be a worthy chip, then of course a 790 board,

    but if it is a flop, well the x38 and a 6850 will make a killer rig.

    Stick in two 2950 pro's when released and game like hell.....
     
  14. mitsirfishi

    mitsirfishi New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Messages:
    924 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Location:
    Grantham UK, Lincs
    e6750 with a p35 board plus some really fast ddr2 x2900 and your well away :) and loads of overclocking :D
     
  15. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,009 (4.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,183
    Location:
    Newark ohio
    i want to keep my AMD till i see how the phenom does if they suck or prices are too high than i will get a Q6600 G0 but for now i am keeping my AMD.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  16. mitsirfishi

    mitsirfishi New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Messages:
    924 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Location:
    Grantham UK, Lincs
    keep with the amd boys :p the phenoms are suppose to be good but only time will tell :p
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page