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    i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    been running the 7750BE @ 3.1ghz with no problem well until now , it just turned it's self off and would not restart . it has not lasted as long as my old asrock board . i need something to replace my old gigabyte ma-770-ds3 , something fairly cheap and support the 7750BE and phenom II , ideas please as i am back to using my old asrock mobo which does not like overclocking the 7750BE

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    Re: i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    Before you change your motherboard change your PSU!! EZ-Cool PSUs are notorious for taking out components as the power consumption rises during overclocking. The rating is also misleading as a good 400w PSU can actually provide more power than an EZCool 700w!! You would be lucky if could deliver half that power!!
    In my experience it is the power supply which usually can cause a motherboard to prematurely die suddenly as the one you have is quite new.

    One of the motherboards on this page will do the trick:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&...0&maxprice=100

    I would get the following PSU as a minimum:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400w-...ed-cooling-fan

    Something like this is even better for a few quid more:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135159

    Even large companies like Dell and even Medion use FSP made PSUs. Compared to the equivalent EZCool PSUs they are more expensive and even weigh more(better internal construction). A 450w FSP PSU usually costs than the 700W EZ Cool you use!!

    If you are lucky sometimes Scan do a 700w FSP for half price on Today Only. It costs around £30 when on offer.
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    Re: i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    Warranty? if its newish should be covered just reset the cmos and send in.

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    Re: i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    i now have a seasonic 550w 80 plus , i have taken the mobo to where i bought it . but it could take at least 14days to get a replacement under the warrenty , i would like a better one tbh . thx for the above urls

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    Re: i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    Quote Originally Posted by chaotic_russ View Post
    i now have a seasonic 550w 80 plus , i have taken the mobo to where i bought it . but it could take at least 14days to get a replacement under the warrenty , i would like a better one tbh . thx for the above urls
    The Seasonic is a good investment BTW!! If you want to spend a bit more on a good overclocking motherboard there are some 790GX motherboards for under 100 quid on Ebuyer and Scan.

    This is supposed to be a good overclocking motherboard:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/JandW...Board-Graphics

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    Re: i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    Quote Originally Posted by chaotic_russ View Post
    i now have a seasonic 550w 80 plus , i have taken the mobo to where i bought it . but it could take at least 14days to get a replacement under the warrenty , i would like a better one tbh . thx for the above urls
    The Seasonic is a good investment BTW!! If you want to spend a bit more on a good overclocking motherboard there are some 790GX motherboards for under 100 quid on Ebuyer and Scan.

    This is supposed to be a good overclocking motherboard:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/JandW...Board-Graphics

    Here are the 790GX motherboards on Scan and Ebuyer:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=790gx

    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=790gx&x=0&y=0

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    Re: i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    j&w ? never heard of them , whats the biostar mobo's like ?

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    Re: i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    biostar make good overclockers for intel not sure on amd front look up some reviews they have good quality control aswell

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    Re: i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    J&W are a major chinese motherboard manufacturer. However they seem to be better known in Asia.

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    Re: i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    are these msi boards anygood ? , can get one localy for £70

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    Re: i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    Quote Originally Posted by chaotic_russ View Post
    are these msi boards anygood ? , can get one localy for £70
    There seems to be two versions- an "F" and an "M" version. The "F" is cheaper and is a poor overclocker:

    http://www.cpu3d.com/review/6303-10/...onclusion.html

    I do not know if the other version is any good either!!

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    Re: i killed my mobo , advice on replacement please

    I want a 790gx board myself and after some advice from people here and reading lots of reviews I'm going to wait for Scan to get some J&W's in stock again. It seems a great board.

    One review I read on a Gigabyte board said it burned out the mosfets with a 125W CPU. Maybe it was a one-off bad board.

    A review I read about the Biostars said there was issues with the positioning of the sata sockets if you was using PCI cards.

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