MSI 975X Platinum Power Up Edition

James Bond

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Toms Hardware gave it a good review and said it was a decent overclocker.

Is it worth getting this board instead of something like the P5B-E? For overclocking?
 

INM8

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Originally posted by: MattM76
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Matt, no one is going to help you if you keep hijacking threads. If you have a question. do a search, or make your own thread.

Tizyler, apparently the 975X chipset boards (like the MSI 975X Platinum) OC better with the E6600 and E6700, while the P965 chipset boards (such as the P5B-E) overclock better with the E6300 and E6400. I'm sure both will overclock just fine, so I would base the decision on other features that you may want, plus the cost. The MSI 975X Platinum is a bit more expensive, but only by $10-20 AUD.
 

James Bond

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Originally posted by: INM8


Tizyler, apparently the 975X chipset boards (like the MSI 975X Platinum) OC better with the E6600 and E6700, while the P965 chipset boards (such as the P5B-E) overclock better with the E6300 and E6400. I'm sure both will overclock just fine, so I would base the decision on other features that you may want, plus the cost. The MSI 975X Platinum is a bit more expensive, but only by $10-20 AUD.

Thanks for the info INM8. I'm going to be getting the E6400 so I'll probably end up going with the P5B-E, or deluxe. What differences are there between P965 and 680i? Are they both quad-core compatible?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Originally posted by: Tizyler

What differences are there between P965 and 680i? Are they both quad-core compatible?

Thanks in advance.

Well, as you would probably know, the 680i is an nvidia chipset. From what I can see basically the only extra you get with the 680i is SLI so if you don't want that then it probably isn't worth it. Both are quad core compatible as well. Obviously there are many other subtle differences, but their are too many to list. If you want a more in depth comparison, take a look at this review here:

Nvidia's nForce 680i SLI chipset