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    Recommend me an AM2 motherboard ?

    Don't really no much about the AMD side of things so could someone reccomend an AM2 motherboard that will be used in a friends rig ?

    Preferablly mATX, needs PCI-E and decent OCing abilities.

    The AM2 version of the Gigabyte DS3 would be nice
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    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=476333

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=575249 - only 2 dimm slots, but probably not as toasty as the nvidia chipset

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    Alright cheers, what are those boards like to OC though ? I would like to stick an X2 3600 (65nm one) in one and pretty much max the chip out at 3.0GHz ish
    Last edited by Sprite; 19-04-2007 at 05:36 PM.
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    No personal experience, but don't foresee any special problems with either. I don't know enough about them to say if they're especially good for OC or not.

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    the best OC mATX AM2 mobo atm is the abit nF-M2 nView (& I'm not just saying that because of my abit fetish it's widely acknowledged).
    Scan are out of stock of the standard version (@£39 I'm not surprised) but have the WiFi version in stock ~£55.

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    Alright cheers, I think I'll wait for the £39 one to come in, don't need WiFi that badly

    BTW nice price Scan, cheapest on other websites is like £50/60 ish
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    Think I'll have to get one of those nF-M2 nView at that price at scan, abit have always been good clockers and that particular board on AM2 is regarded the best for overclocking on m-atx

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    the best OC mATX AM2 mobo atm is the abit nF-M2 nView (& I'm not just saying that because of my abit fetish it's widely acknowledged).
    Scan are out of stock of the standard version (@£39 I'm not surprised) but have the WiFi version in stock ~£55.
    I got the wifi version for my girlfriend, nice board

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