Cheap motherboard for over-clocking

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  1. antolikjan

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    Hello evrybody,

    as the tilte indicates I'm looking for a cheap AM2+ motherboard that would support some light over-clocking.

    Can of you expert guys recommend me something? (the cheap is kind of important) :)
     
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    i would also like to know that aswell. If anyone could suggest something, that would be great.
     
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    how cheap are you looking?
     
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    well essentially the cheapest that support overclocking :) if that makes sense... let's say around 50£ or lower?
     
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    many motherboards now support OCing as its fairly simple to do you just need the right combination of mobo, processor and cooler

    what do you use and intend to use the computer for and why and how will you OC?
     
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    Well what I'm trying to build is a cheap desktop around
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ CPU (or similar) that will do a bit of light photo editing (only Adobe Lightroom not Photoshop) and maybe light gaming - no state of the art games of course.

    The only things where I don't want to cut corners is that it is a bit expandable for future and that I would like to over-clock the processor a bit. Otherwise I'm happy with anything cheapest.

    With the way of over-clocking you got me.. I should probably read some articles on that - any suggestions on that topic ? :)
     
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    personally my setup is:


    AMD 64 X2 5000+ Stock 2.6GHz OCed @ 2.8GHz (on stock cooler) (AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Socket AM2 2.6GHz Energy Efficient L2 1MB (2x512KB) Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer)
    OCZ 2GB DDR2 800MHz
    Arctic power 500W
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM (Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G Socket AM2+ onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard - Ebuyer)

    + optical drive and HDDs


    for OCing it i made a thread a while back

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/motherboards-cpus-cases-psus/839500-can-i-oc-how-please.html

    read it through carefully as there is some very good advice from the people that know more than me though i know a fair bit now

    WARNING: Be careful OCing you can cause a lot of damage (as a couple of my friends have done)

    Anything you do is up to you

    i will OC mine further when i get a good cooler
     

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