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What motherboard to choose for 965be c3!

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  1. djshadow

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    1.So I would like to hear some advices from you what motherboard is best for overclocking for phenom II 965 BE C3 stepping.
    2.And what manufacter you think would be the best [ asus, gigabyte, or msi ] ?
    3. If I buy 1600 ddr3 would it work with 965 (says it supports only 1333mhz)so I mean downclocking.
    Overall I need motherboard with 2x pcie slots, and supportable not 1600mhz rams :)

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    what kinda of money you looking to spend on a motherboard?
     
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    Then help me choose between those boards:
    GA-790XTA-UD4;
    GA-890GPA-UD3H
    GA-890XA-UD3

    Any suggestions would be perfect to see from pros!
     
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    out of those 3 selections- GA-890GPA-UD3H
     
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    I would go with any of the 890's
    and 1600mhz ram will be fine. It will give you more headroom if you overclock using the bus speed
     
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    Could I hear arguments why that one ? :)
    And if not from the list, what other you suggest ? Any price to 200$.
     
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    Newer tech, possibly better upgrade path. Support shouldn't be dropped (bios updates,ets) for the 890 chipset as soon as the 790 because of it being newer. And from what i have seen the 890 clocks like a mofo.(use google to find some overclocks and/or reviews on the 890 board of choice)
    also i would think that the 890 has some advantages over the 790 in other ways but don't know any off the top of my head.
     
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    the reason I picked that board was because it was the only 890GX chipset board you listed.
     
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    So what any other 890 board ? :)
     
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    I can vouch for the 965/Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 setup. Was able to do 4ghz on my 965 with the 790 board at 1.475V. Board seems to handle Thuban pretty well also (although the beta bios that has support for Thuban is a little tricky...)
     
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    But 890gx chips are more than 790, what do you think about them ?
     
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    Im a little biased, but from a $$$ standpoint you save a bunch going 790XTA esp if you buy used :laugh: Seriously though, its got all the features you will need USB 3.0, SATA 6, Thuban support, x8/x8 Xfire, and DDR3 support.
     
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    I have no personal experience with the 890gx chipset (Sure would like to though...) Maybe later this summer I will make the step up to 890FX
     
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    Any 800 chipset. ;)

    The GX has integrated graphics, FX more pci ex lanes.
     
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    I need only two line ;)
    Just thought about asus boards, how about them ? :)
     

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