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Old 06-04-2009, 08:55 PM   #11
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Great MB. Just put one in my friends build. Would be just fine.
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I put the Foxconn 740G in my mom's computer and it's great. I say go for it. It's not meant for overclocking, but it's good.
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I put the Foxconn 740G in my mom's computer and it's great. I say go for it. It's not meant for overclocking, but it's good.
Yes however the one I linked is a 780V...that good for OC'ing?
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Yes however the one I linked is a 780V...that good for OC'ing?
780V is better for overclocking than the 740G. Or, if you can spend a tad more, go any 780G full ATX board and you will do very well in overclocking.
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So you guys think I should go motherboard first or CPU first?
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Motherboard always comes first. If you get a CPU with a faster FSB than your motherboard supports, it's not going to seem any faster except for the stock clock spead.

Example: If you took this Foxconn Mobo and dropped an AMD Athlon in, it would work fine because the FSB of the Athlon is 1000 MHz FSB. But say you dropped in a Phenom II 940. Well it would be faster than an Athlon because of the stock clock, but because of the limiting FSB factor on the 740G chipset, the higher FSB of the Phenom would be of no use to you.
However, say you go with the ASUS 780V. So say if you drop in an Athlon processor with an FSB 1000 MHz, you would get all 1000 MHz. Then if you dropped in a Phenom II 940 later on, you would get all of the FSB from the Phenom unlike if you grabbed a cheaper 740G earlier.

I hope this wasn't to confusing.
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What do you take me as some type of n00b? Ya that makes perfect sense. So mobo first? Time to find a winner on newegg...
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