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

Best inexpensive overclocking 939 Mobo

Paulieg

The Mad Moderator
Joined
Feb 19, 2007
Messages
11,960 (3.00/day)
Likes
2,846
Location
Wherever I can find the iron.
Processor Haswell i7 4770K
Motherboard Gigabyte z79 UD5H Black Edition
Cooling Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Memory Gskill Trident DDR3 2400
Video Card(s) Asus 7970 Direct CU II
Storage Kingston Hyper Fury 240 SSD/ WD Black 640GB
Case Fractal Design R5
Power Supply XFX 650w
Software Win 7/Win 10 Tech preview
#1
It's time to upgrade my second rig (AKA my wife's computer). It was a nice Epox 754/A64 3000+ setup. I'm looking for a good, still available and economical board that will still help me OC my old A64 4000+ Sandy. The rest of the setup includes a WD 250GB SATA HD, Geforce 7300GT (I know, I know, but it's my wifes computer), Ultra X-finity 500w psu, all in a I-star Nitro full tower. I'm not looking to spend more than $90-100 since it's mostly going to be used for office apps and kids games. However, I want the Mobo to have the capability if I get bored and want to OC it. Opinions?
 

Paulieg

The Mad Moderator
Joined
Feb 19, 2007
Messages
11,960 (3.00/day)
Likes
2,846
Location
Wherever I can find the iron.
Processor Haswell i7 4770K
Motherboard Gigabyte z79 UD5H Black Edition
Cooling Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Memory Gskill Trident DDR3 2400
Video Card(s) Asus 7970 Direct CU II
Storage Kingston Hyper Fury 240 SSD/ WD Black 640GB
Case Fractal Design R5
Power Supply XFX 650w
Software Win 7/Win 10 Tech preview
#2
And obviously, we are talking 939 here...:)
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2005
Messages
1,531 (0.35/day)
Likes
0
Location
San Luis Obispo, CA
Processor AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ @ 2.4Ghz
Motherboard ECS NForce4 A-939
Cooling CPU: Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu GFX: Zalman VF-700AlCu, 2x120mm+5x80mm w/ Ultra 7ch Fan Controller
Memory Kingston 2x512MB DDR PC3200 Dual Channel 3-3-3-8
Video Card(s) EVGA Nvidia 7900GT KO Superclocked
Storage 2xSeagate Barracuda 7200.8/9 160GB SATAII NCQ in RAID0: 300GB total capacity
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster 941BW (19" widescreen, 1440x900)
Case Antec P180B
Audio Device(s) Built in. 5.1Ch Logitech Z-5500 500w soundsystem, digital Coax connection
Power Supply Spire 500W
Software Windows Vista Ultimate
#3
asus boards tend to be wonderful for overclocking. dfi also makes some nice stuff, idk about their amd boards tho.
 

Paulieg

The Mad Moderator
Joined
Feb 19, 2007
Messages
11,960 (3.00/day)
Likes
2,846
Location
Wherever I can find the iron.
Processor Haswell i7 4770K
Motherboard Gigabyte z79 UD5H Black Edition
Cooling Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Memory Gskill Trident DDR3 2400
Video Card(s) Asus 7970 Direct CU II
Storage Kingston Hyper Fury 240 SSD/ WD Black 640GB
Case Fractal Design R5
Power Supply XFX 650w
Software Win 7/Win 10 Tech preview
#4
Yeah, my main rig is a LP Ultra-D, and I've had some recent issues with ASUS boards. Other suggestions? Also, anyone with experience with the Abit AN8 32X? I've found this board still available with some good reviews.
 
Joined
Mar 30, 2007
Messages
398 (0.10/day)
Likes
8
Location
Rhode Island, USA
Processor AMD64 Athlon X2 5600+ Socket AM2- 3.43GHz @ 1.45V
Motherboard ASUS Crosshair
Cooling Zalman 9700 and AS5
Memory 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800- ???? @ 4-4-4-12 2.2V
Video Card(s) EVGA e-Geforce 8800GTX 768MB 630 Core \ 980 Memory
Storage 2x Seagate 320GB 7200.10 in RAID-0 NVRAID, Seagate SATA 1.5GB/s 160GB
Display(s) Samsung Syncmaster 226BW 22" Widescreen, DVI
Case Cooler Master RC-690 (Some Mods.)
Audio Device(s) Creative Audigy 2 ZS
Power Supply 700Watt Thermaltake ToughPower Modular
Software Windows XP Professional SP2- Tweaked :D
#5
I have an ASUS, and have used nothing but ASUS boards for all my builds and have never had a problem with them. I'm sure Newegg has some 939 ASUS boards for dirt cheap..
 

mortal

New Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2006
Messages
151 (0.04/day)
Likes
7
Location
Croatia - Umag
Processor q6600 G0 @ 3400 1,30V
Motherboard DFI LP T2R P35
Cooling Sonic tower @ 40C
Memory 2x1024 Team Elite 4 4 4 12 @ 850mhz
Video Card(s) x1950xtx @ vf-900
Storage Segate 500GB server edition
Display(s) Hanns-g
Case Chieftec LCX Big tower
Audio Device(s) Hercules Muse
Power Supply Silwerstone Strider 560W 12.01-12,04V
#6
Buy foxconn, i had them few on 939 and they were great. Only thing that was bad for oc-ing is low DDR voltage, up to 2.85V but asus is giving even lower voltage.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
17,161 (3.43/day)
Likes
18,118
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
#7
asrock 939dual sata2
 

regan1985

New Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2006
Messages
1,450 (0.34/day)
Likes
23
Location
Coventry UNI England
Processor yorkfield core 2 quad Q8200 3.2ghz 1.26v
Motherboard asus p5Q SE
Cooling akasa ak965
Memory Kingston 1066 2x2gb 1104mhz 2.2v
Video Card(s) SAPPHIRE HD 2600 XT DDR3 857/1078
Storage 2X Samsung spinpoint 500GB 7200 4x 1tb samsung eco 5400
Display(s) 2xSamsung P2270 22" Widescreen
Case NZXT Hush Quiet Case in Black
Power Supply OCZ StealthXStream 500w Silent Power Supply
Software windows 7 64
#8
i agree the asrock is such a good board for the price, u really cant go wrong, agp and pci ex, sata2 port plus 2 sata1s. likes most ram out there! only bad point is the v-core is 1.4 max without a mod, but thats easy! but 1.4 could still get u a good stable overclock!

im dont work for asrock i jst had that board and it surved me well:)
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2005
Messages
2,913 (0.65/day)
Likes
659
Location
Baltimore MD
Processor FX-8320@ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte 970A-UD3
Cooling Xigmatek S1283
Memory 2x4Gb Corsair 1600 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX-480 Nitro
Storage OCZ Vertex 3 120G, 1TB WD Black
Display(s) Dell S2330MX
Case Corsair Carbide Air 540
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Fatal1ty / 5.1 Logitech Z-5500
Power Supply Silverstone DA750
Software Win10 pro 64bit
#9
i just ordered a Abit AV8 off ebay this weekend for 56 bucks i will report back with my findings
 
Joined
Nov 16, 2006
Messages
2,717 (0.67/day)
Likes
445
Location
Blighty
System Name Skylake / Sandybridge
Processor i7 6700k@4.8 / i5 2500k@4.6
Motherboard Asus Maximus VIII Ranger / Asrock z68 Extreme4 g3
Cooling EK Supremacy MX, CoolGate 240,EK D5pwm Revo Res/ EK Supreme, swiftech 240 rad, D5 non vario
Memory 16gb G.Skill Trident Z 16gb cl16 / 16gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400@2133cl9
Video Card(s) Asus Strix 1070 / Powercolor R9 390 PCS+
Storage Samsung SM961 256gb,BX100 250gb ,kc400 512gb/ 120gb Corsair Force GT, HyperX Savage 240gb,
Display(s) Panasonic 50dx700 tv + Dell u2515 / Dell u2312
Case TTake Suppressor F51/F31
Power Supply EVGA 1000 P2 / EVGA 650 G2
Mouse G900 / G700s
Keyboard Roccat Suora FX Brown / Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Win 10 / Win 10
#10
i have one of those asrocks, as well as a foxconn sli board, and would vouch for either, they both do over 300fsb

edit: the foxconn model no is in my sig
 

Paulieg

The Mad Moderator
Joined
Feb 19, 2007
Messages
11,960 (3.00/day)
Likes
2,846
Location
Wherever I can find the iron.
Processor Haswell i7 4770K
Motherboard Gigabyte z79 UD5H Black Edition
Cooling Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Memory Gskill Trident DDR3 2400
Video Card(s) Asus 7970 Direct CU II
Storage Kingston Hyper Fury 240 SSD/ WD Black 640GB
Case Fractal Design R5
Power Supply XFX 650w
Software Win 7/Win 10 Tech preview
#11
I'm really hoping to stick with the Nforce4 chipset. I've had nightmare issues with prior Via and SiS builds. I really appreciate the advice, but please reserve advice to boards with the Nforce4 chipset.
 
Joined
Feb 7, 2006
Messages
1,838 (0.42/day)
Likes
7
Location
Boston
Processor AMD X2 AM2+
Memory 2GB DDR2
Video Card(s) 7900gto
Storage 80GB+120GB 7200RPM IDE + 250GB SATA2 + 500GB SATA2
Display(s) 26" 1920x1200
Case Antec Nine Hundred
Audio Device(s) OnBoard
Power Supply Ultra 600W with X-Connect
Software Vista Ultimate
#12
jetway 939 gt4 sli is nf4, sli, and it rocks at ocing.

http://www.ocworkbench.com/2005/jetway/939GT4-STD-G/b7.htm

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2506

i have it and love it. if you can find it, uninhibited recommendation

***edit

it might not be that cheap anymore. cheapest i found it for was 150$+, (the 80$ VC version at newegg is not worth it, as it doesn't oc as well). i got mine for 45$ open box, but i would recommend it up to ~75$ or so, otherwise get a different board. sorry!
 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 30, 2007
Messages
398 (0.10/day)
Likes
8
Location
Rhode Island, USA
Processor AMD64 Athlon X2 5600+ Socket AM2- 3.43GHz @ 1.45V
Motherboard ASUS Crosshair
Cooling Zalman 9700 and AS5
Memory 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800- ???? @ 4-4-4-12 2.2V
Video Card(s) EVGA e-Geforce 8800GTX 768MB 630 Core \ 980 Memory
Storage 2x Seagate 320GB 7200.10 in RAID-0 NVRAID, Seagate SATA 1.5GB/s 160GB
Display(s) Samsung Syncmaster 226BW 22" Widescreen, DVI
Case Cooler Master RC-690 (Some Mods.)
Audio Device(s) Creative Audigy 2 ZS
Power Supply 700Watt Thermaltake ToughPower Modular
Software Windows XP Professional SP2- Tweaked :D
#13
ASUS all the way!!!!