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Best motherboard (and CPU) for noob overclocking. Must be AGP

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by RostokMcSpoons, 2 May 2006.

  1. RostokMcSpoons


    Joined: 6 Oct 2005

    Posts: 134

    I'm intending to get either a cheap Opteron, an A64 3000, or if the mobo isn't too pricey I *might* stretch to a 3700. My budget is 'the cheaper the better, unless the performance difference is noticeable' ;) £170 tops, I reckon.

    But I'm quite confused looking at the various AGP motherboards, as to which is the best.

    I'm no too fussed about future expansion - I reckon the next upgrade will be a 'ebay old kit / start from scratch' approach to prepare fully for Vista / DX10.

    I need room on the mobo for my X800 + VGA Silencer 5 v2, and my sound card - so I think any of the micro ATX options can be ruled out.

    I'm not an experienced overclocker, but I'm up for a bit of BIOS twiddling. Nothing that involves soldering or such arcane arts though!

    Any thoughts?
  2. ***F1ZZY***


    Joined: 5 Jan 2004

    Posts: 756

    Location: Wiltshire

    Opteron 146

    MSI K8N Neo2 platinum NF3 skt939

    Should do you proud, within price range, if you can find them..!!
  3. split


    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,534

    Location: Dorset

    Good god, have they stopped being made already :(

    I agree with your choice, but didn't realise they was in short supply.