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powerover
11-07-2010, 08:46 PM
Hi there guys, what I am after is any mobo which meet the following criteria:

1. socket 775.

2. cheap, very, very cheap. doesn't matter if it is second hand, as long as everything works. no fancy stuff needed, just the basics.

3. overclockable. as far as I understand some mobos doesn't give u the features to OC, so i got to make sure the one i choose can do so.


I need it for testing new ways of cooling the cpu and ram, and other components, hence the OCing part, so components get hot :P...it needs to be cheap because if the new ways go wrong, i can replace the mobo without selling my kidney or one of my arms or somehing for money.. :P


currently I am looking at these two on TM:

FOXCONN 865PE7MC-S LGA775 MicroATX 865PE chipset, # 301380051 , $39 brand new

and

Intel D101GGC with Celeron D 3.06G, # 301527731 , $60 comes with a CPU, even better

I know these two meets the first 2 criteria, but what about the third one, the OCable part? will they let me OC??

any other recommendations?? if any one of you guys has such a board and want to donate it to science (I am willing to pay, to a certain extent), please let me know :D


thanks for the help guys

gary67
11-07-2010, 08:51 PM
How much you looking to spend? What about something like this (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=389175) $107 new

powerover
11-07-2010, 08:56 PM
um thanks for the reply gary, it looks really nice but I think that is over my budget at the moment. :dogeye:

I am looking for something in the price range of around $50, or even for free :P

hueybot3000
11-07-2010, 11:19 PM
Not a helpful reply but what exactly are you planning on cooling with? The usual water, dry ice sorta thing or something else?

pctek
12-07-2010, 09:13 AM
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FOXCONN 865PE7MC-S LGA775 MicroATX 865PE chipset, # 301380051 , $39 brand new




I wouldn't go near Foxconn.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/browse/searchresults.aspx?searchType=0002-0359-0203-6924-&searchString=socket+775&type=Search&generalSearch_keypresses=10&generalSearch_suggested=0&sort_order=price_asc

Nomad
12-07-2010, 10:23 AM
for testing i would just get a used one on TM any brand.
maybe a complete sys box would be cheaper with the mobo you have in mind.

powerover
12-07-2010, 10:56 AM
Not a helpful reply but what exactly are you planning on cooling with? The usual water, dry ice sorta thing or something else?

water first, then thermal electric, then combine the two.

powerover
12-07-2010, 10:57 AM
I wouldn't go near Foxconn.



why not? are they really crap?

SolMiester
12-07-2010, 11:02 AM
I wouldn't go near Foxconn.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/browse/searchresults.aspx?searchType=0002-0359-0203-6924-&searchString=socket+775&type=Search&generalSearch_keypresses=10&generalSearch_suggested=0&sort_order=price_asc

Yawn, nothing wrong with Foxconn, one of the biggest tier 1 motherboard manufacturers in the world PCT

powerover
12-07-2010, 11:52 AM
Yawn, nothing wrong with Foxconn, one of the biggest tier 1 motherboard manufacturers in the world PCT

the biggest problem is if that Foxconn board gives me the option in the BIOS to OC or not....I dnt really care what brand it is :P

thnks for the reply SolMiester :D

SolMiester
12-07-2010, 01:37 PM
the biggest problem is if that Foxconn board gives me the option in the BIOS to OC or not....I dnt really care what brand it is :P

thnks for the reply SolMiester :D

Depends on the class of board, budget, standard, business or enthusiast

powerover
12-07-2010, 05:49 PM
Depends on the class of board, budget, standard, business or enthusiast

I am talking about that Foxconn board I listed at the beginning of this thread.

I tried to look for a user manual of that board, but can't find any. the link on their official website doesn't work. :( great customer support right there...

Speedy Gonzales
12-07-2010, 06:04 PM
the link here works (http://www.foxconnsupport.com/download.aspx?models=en-us0000039&category=C000000001&series=en-us0000002&keywords=&sort=Motherboard%20Manual). Click on the link on the bottom