Board Suggestions for a 965BE

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Board Suggestions for a 965BE

Post by camaroguy1998 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:43 am

I was lucky enough to win one of the AMD 965BE's during the recent Folding War!(Thank You AMD & LR)
I plan on building a mostly new system based on this CPU and would like some suggestions on a MotherBoard and Memory.

I have been an ASUS fan but, I am always open to other brands if they can match or exceed the features and quality ASUS has been putting out! The one feature that I would like is SLI.
Of course OCing features are a plus!

To the other 965BE winners......What boards & memory are you guys using?
ASUS Crosshair V- Formula Z - AMD 9590H2O
16G GSkill RipJaw - CoolerMaster Seidon cooler
Corsair RM750X - Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD
ASUS BW-12B1ST BD Burners(X2)
EVGA 560ti SC
ASUS 27" LED LCD monitor
Corsair 600T case

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Re: Board Suggestions for a 965BE

Post by mx6er2587 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:39 pm

sli kinda sucks on amd platforms now since the only nvidia chipsets are now outdated and of course there are no new ones coming. So you don't really have many choices. Your options are one of the two 980a boards in the high end. Both are about $160. The asus board uses ddr2 the msi board uses ddr3. Otherwise they're pretty equal and are solid choices.

Then there is probably your best choice the ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe 780a board. its only ~110 after rebates and is fairly feature full. Avoid the foxconn 780a board. Its had some bios issues and incompatibilities with the newer phenoms that I'm not sure ever got fixed.

Finally there's still a few 750a sli boards kicking about. They're cheap but most are pretty feature barren.

For memory I like ocz ddr2 and gskill ripjaw ddr3

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Re: Board Suggestions for a 965BE

Post by camaroguy1998 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:04 am

Thanx mx6er2587!
You're not lieing, the pickings are slim when it comes to AMD/SLI.
I may have to give up on the idea of SLI and shoot for one of the other boards out there! After looking at the boards you suggested and a couple others, I'd have to say SLI is out but, I would like to go with DDR3 since the CPU I have is fairly current I'd like to make the rest of the system fairly current also. I like the Crosshair III Formula for its features and of course its ASUS!
I'm going to keep looking, I still have a couple weeks before I really get serious about buying anything!
ASUS Crosshair V- Formula Z - AMD 9590H2O
16G GSkill RipJaw - CoolerMaster Seidon cooler
Corsair RM750X - Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD
ASUS BW-12B1ST BD Burners(X2)
EVGA 560ti SC
ASUS 27" LED LCD monitor
Corsair 600T case

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Re: Board Suggestions for a 965BE

Post by Darkstar » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:41 am

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Re: Board Suggestions for a 965BE

Post by mx6er2587 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:40 pm

if sli isn't a requirement this is where my money wold go

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131627

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Re: Board Suggestions for a 965BE

Post by trucz » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:29 pm

if you really want sli, 980a isnt a bad choice, the thing is asus doesnt have it with ddr3. i would recommend the MSI NF980-G65. it has ddr3 up to 2133mhz, 3 way sli, and good cpu overclocks according to reviews. this board cannot handle extreme overclocks.
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Re: Board Suggestions for a 965BE

Post by DL13 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:25 pm

I agree with trucz. It looks like the MSI board is the only one that dos what you want.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130236
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