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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MCImes, Dec 23, 2010.

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  1. MCImes

    MCImes Thread Starter

    Dec 23, 2010
    I havent bought a new computer in almost 7 years and I finally got the $ to do it. I bought everything but the mobo and cpu on black Friday and Im getting the rest of the $ for xmax. so...whats the best mobo for the $?

    Heres what I already have:
    6gb (3x2gb) kingston hyperx 1600mhz DDR3 ram (+ ill get 1 more 2gb stick soon to make it even pairs)
    Asus/ATI 5670 vcard
    Corsair 650w psu
    samgsung dvd burner
    Coolermaster v8 cpu cooler

    I think ill get an AMD 1055 processor 6 [email protected] ghz.
    I'd like to keep the mobo around $100.

    Whats the best Mobo to go with that stuff? I'd like to OC the processor a little. Im an experienced computer user but novice overclocker. I really want sata6 and usb3 and atleast 1600mhz fsb to utilize the ram.

    Here's what im thinking about. Prices are from microcenter with a CPU combo discount.

    BIOSTAR TA890FXE for $90

    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO for $104
  2. leroys1000

    leroys1000 Banned

    Aug 15, 2007
    My experience with biostar boards is,they usually have a pretty
    basic bios with limited overclocking function access.

    Asus usually has access to the overclocking functions that are needed.
    I haven't used a biostar board for a while,so it might be a good idea to
    download the manuals for both and compare what functions are available.
    even though,sometimes manuals can be written for use on all versions
    within a particular model number series,so are a little general.
    You can get manuals at the manufacturers website.

    If it were my choice,I would say the asus.
  3. MCImes

    MCImes Thread Starter

    Dec 23, 2010

    Also, I looked up compatibility on kingstons webstie (should have done this before buying it) and none of the boards say they're certified to work since they're all 1333mhz boards (and 1600 ram), but can i under clock the ram or OC the board to get the ram to work?
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