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#26
Well, for a cheap board it does the job. Plays everything I throw at it. I actually bought two of them. They run great IMO. Temps are on the cool side. I have this one and my brother has the same board with a Phenom II X4 2.5GHz in his. The BIOS is loaded with all sorts of features and options. Energy efficient which is a plus also.
Like i said don't take it the wrong way...
I have no doubt that it is a good board it's an Asus board after all but Asus should have done something to make this board better looking , but i guess it would cost more money just for the "looks" but still...
 
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#27
Like i said don't take it the wrong way...
I have no doubt that it is a good board it's an Asus board after all but Asus should have done something to make this board better looking , but i guess it would cost more money just for the "looks" but still...
Lets put the blame on asus, shall we? :toast: Let's petition them for making all their boards look like the ROG's!:laugh:
 
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#28
Lets put the blame on asus, shall we? :toast: Let's petition them for making all their boards look like the ROG's!:laugh:
I never said that his choice or the board it self was no good i was just telling how this board looks so nude compare to today board standard , that is all , understand now?
 
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#29
Take it easy man! ;) Its none of our business arguing over the looks of his hardware anyway. I understood your point but still...
 
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#31
Take it easy man! ;) Its none of our business arguing over the looks of his hardware anyway. I understood your point but still...
You're the one who should take it easy , if you reread my other post you'll see that i was talking about the looks of board only & nothing else... & i did said that i understand having a tight budget i also am in the same situation..
 
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#32
You're the one who should take it easy , if you reread my other post you'll see that i was talking about the looks of board only & nothing else... & i did said that i understand having a tight budget i also am in the same situation..
Come on man, this is getting ridiculous! :laugh: I told you, I understood CLEARLY what you mean't, I was only telling you that it wasn't cool to tell that to him, that is all. Hence why I said "lets petition et bla bla". It was just a joke to take the heat off. Now let's act like adults, shall we? :toast:
 

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#33
it's all good guys.... sheesh. ;)

I have it OC'd to 2.8GHz now and she's running smooth. I do need to get an aftermarket cooler but the dang things these days are huge and I would have to pull the MB out with 99% of them to install the back plate. At 2.8GHz and at idle I'm getting 35c with the stock HSF. Not to shabby.
 
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#34
it's all good guys.... sheesh. ;)

I have it OC'd to 2.8GHz now and she's running smooth. I do need to get an aftermarket cooler but the dang things these days are huge and I would have to pull the MB out with 99% of them to install the back plate. At 2.8GHz and at idle I'm getting 35c with the stock HSF. Not to shabby.
C'mon man! push it....:laugh: ;)

You should be fine with about ~400 mhz of overclock with the original HSF
For an aftermarket HSF... wich ever you choose get one with heat pipes they work great at full
 
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#35
Great! make that chip fly, it can go further. But you'll need better cooling if you want to touch the skies. The coolermaster hyper 212+ is a cheap but real efficient one. ~$30 dollars, there aren't many coolers that can give you such performance.:toast:
 

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#36
Yeah but then the damn MB has to come back out again. BLAH!!! uugghhhh..... :( Isn't there a good HSF that works without pulling out the MB?
 
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#38
Very nice build, I just starting to piece together my budget htpc build got the mobo and cpu for $30 at frys.