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I can't seem to find that perfect board.

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Lightbulbie, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Vario

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    Yeah makes little sense to run 3 videocards with a budget motherboard, budget processor.
     
  2. Devon68

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    I agree. Save up and get a board with a 8+2 power phase. That way if you decide to upgrade the cpu in the future your board won't be overwhelmed.
     
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    I'm quite amazed that no one recommended the Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0....
    Probably the best mobo that I've used out of all I had, it has a 6+2 power phase whic is more than adequate for some overclocking, has native SATA III, has high current USB's at the back, and much much more, so take a look at it.
     
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    I don't feel like reading the whole thread, but ECS makes fine boards.
     
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    The boards can be nice, like mine, but the BIOS leaves a bit to be desired.
     
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  8. Lightbulbie

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    How high did you overclock your CPU? I've seen this board A LOT and usually with good reviews.
     
  9. Vario

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    4.0 ghz on a PhenomII x4 965 BE Deneb for a year and a half so far
     
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    I was going to recommend it, but it was out of stock at both Amazon and Newegg so I decided against it.
     
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    That Athlon chip is nothing like a FX6300, in terms of heat output.

    I would never run CF, but SLI definitely.
     
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    The Black series was the only good board they ever put out.......and yours is broke anyways, yet you still say it's a good board? It's fairly obvious that you've never experienced any ECS board but this one. Trust me, they're junk.
     
  13. Lightbulbie

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    Okay so ECS is out of the question. Maybe some day I'll have funding for testing hardware but today isn't the day.
     
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    I hate 760G motherboards, at least when they're used for "gaming".
    Why?
    AMD does not officially support the FX CPU's on that chipset.
    No native USB3. Any USB3 has to use third party drivers and we all know how that can turn out.
    No native SATA III. Again, if the manufacturer has it on the motherboard, it has to use a third party.
    Do you know how old this chipset is?

    Pick a 970 motherboard.
     
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    Screenshot proves the board is more than capable. Benching at 7 gig is more stressful than any game I'm pretty sure. ;)
     
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    I approach computers from a mechanic's point of view. I suggest using the right tool for the job. Here's how I see the 760G:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Our perspective's differ. I think that's badass.
     
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    It's basically like putting a turbo V8 onto a first gen Audi TT, you know it will be fast but when you turn, you're gonna end up flying upside down :nutkick:
     
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    Don't turn.
     
  20. Lightbulbie

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    Just looked at that board and seems like it'll handle some overclocking.
     
  21. gdallsk

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    It surely does, I have my FX 8320 at 4.5 right now, but if I had a better cooling solution I could've gone higher with some tweaking

    In this situation it means to not overclock, which is a sin for not doing it :laugh:
     
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    That's not what I meant at all. Why would I show you 7 gig on a 760 board and then tell you not to OC?

    BTW, my 24/7 8320. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Lightbulbie

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    Is that with a Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0?
     
  24. Mr.Scott

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    No chance. Sabertooth R1.0.
     
  25. eidairaman1

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    So whats your specs then?

     

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