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    Matx Motherboard and 2-core gaming Rig Base- Please advise

    Micro-Atx, phenom ready, maybe intel, Dually Overclocking around 3.0...3.6 ghz on the cheap, something reliable around 100-130, please help

    690g/ 780g? brisbane? 45 nano intel? no igp. i already have sound, graphics and wifi . Thanks!
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    Re: Matx Motherboard and 2-core gaming Rig Base- Please advise

    You don't get mATX boards without onboard VGA.. not good ones anyway.

    690G probably won't be best pleased with higher TDP phenoms but is fine with brisbane duals. You won't easily overclock any Amd dual over 3.4GHz I don't think, a lot will be best around 3.0- 3.2Ghz. Nothing to do with the board it's the chips themselves.

    Some 780G also can't handle high TDP phenoms but I believe this one can
    http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=845045

    790GX will be the best you can do for AMD based mATX
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=14852

    Intel wise, a decent G33 or G35 based board is your best way to go.
    http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=754629

    or saving a bit
    http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=616586

    Remember again mATX boards are not built for overclocking, some do it, some even do it very well but it isn't really their intention.

    For this reason I suggest you go for a lower frequency FSB chip such as the pentium dual cores (800MHz) or The E7200 (1066MHz) which means you get stress free overclocking up to the boards native of 1333MHz FSB. After that you will get a bit more out of them but you can't be certain how much or how hot the board is liable to run if you do.

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    Re: Matx Motherboard and 2-core gaming Rig Base- Please advise

    cool, it's mainly because my 3870 card crashes alot even with 2.2ghz x2 and 560w psu, doubt its ram. cant play stalker or far cry even!!
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    Re: Matx Motherboard and 2-core gaming Rig Base- Please advise

    Gigabyte G33M-DS2R FTW



    Have seen them go up to 600FSB my memory stops me testing any further.

    I agree with Mike though going with a lower FSB chip with a higher multiplier will make things a lot easier on the motherboard

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    Re: Matx Motherboard and 2-core gaming Rig Base- Please advise

    I wanted to post that but scan don't sell it anymore and I couldn't be bothered to go hunting lol The Asus is much the same I guess?

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    Re: Matx Motherboard and 2-core gaming Rig Base- Please advise

    Yeah would think so the ASUS G35 is well tested as an overclocker, but with a lower FSB chip shouldn't really be as much of an issue anyway, with an E7200 you would be at almost 3.2GHz before overclocking the board anyway. If the chip will do 3.6GHz you would only need to push it up to 379 which should be easily achievable for most boards I would hope.

    Hmm I wonder if I can find it anywhere...

    Ebuyer have it

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    Re: Matx Motherboard and 2-core gaming Rig Base- Please advise

    Excellent rig Mr Webby *bites nails* am hallucinating cards already... although black edition amd with same kind of mainboard is gbp-35 less...am really lusting for a 4870 : ))

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