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Good Motherboards for AMD FX-6300?

Hey guys I'm building my first gaming computer and here are the parts I have so far. EVGA Superclocked Geforce GTX 660, Corsair HX750, and Ripjaws X Series 16gb ddr3 ram, and of course the AMD FX-6300. What motherboard would you recommend for th FX-6300? Would the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 be a good fit?
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  1. Msi 970 G46
    sli ready
    crossfire ready
    2 usb 3.0 ports
    works with fx 8350
    so you should have no problem

    and no the z77 is a intel board
  2. terrag7892 said:
    Hey guys I'm building my first gaming computer and here are the parts I have so far. EVGA Superclocked Geforce GTX 660, Corsair HX750, and Ripjaws X Series 16gb ddr3 ram, and of course the AMD FX-6300. What motherboard would you recommend for th FX-6300? Would the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 be a good fit?


    The Asus Sabertooth Z77 is an Intel motherboard and will not work with an FX6300. An Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 is a board that will work and is quite good. I have the Sabertooth 990FX and had a FX6300 at 5Ghz using just a hyper 212 evo cooler.
  3. As others have said, that Sabertooth Z77 is an Intel-only motherboard (as are all other Z77, H77, B75, Z68, etc motherboards). The 990X and 990FX are two AMD chipsets that you'll probably want to stick to - this is a very good database for AMD motherboards, if you're wanting to look further, though the Sabertooth 990FX is a great mobo (as ish416 said).

    Unrelated to the motherboard, though, for a gaming build I'd advise you to stick to 8GB of RAM and a lower-power PSU (for the sake of cost-efficiency) - if you have no plans for SLI, you could get something like a Seasonic M12II 520 or Seasonic SSR-550RM, both of which are highly reliable and modular (like the HX750).
  4. ish416 said:
    terrag7892 said:
    Hey guys I'm building my first gaming computer and here are the parts I have so far. EVGA Superclocked Geforce GTX 660, Corsair HX750, and Ripjaws X Series 16gb ddr3 ram, and of course the AMD FX-6300. What motherboard would you recommend for th FX-6300? Would the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 be a good fit?


    The Asus Sabertooth Z77 is an Intel motherboard and will not work with an FX6300. An Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 is a board that will work and is quite good. I have the Sabertooth 990FX and had a FX6300 at 5Ghz using just a hyper 212 evo cooler.


    I previously chose an intel processor so that's why I aske the Z77.

    So with your setup how did you do your visual? Never been a big pc guy. I know a bit, but not everything. But I definitely do know I AM going to build my own gaming computer. So all advice/tips/information is appreciated.
  5. What is your budget for the build. for best results use This Format to answer common questions
  6. the great randini said:
    What is your budget for the build. for best results use This Format to answer common questions


    Around $1,000-$1,400 for the computer total.
  7. OP already has the following parts "EVGA Superclocked Geforce GTX 660, Corsair HX750, and Ripjaws X Series 16gb ddr3 ram, and of course the AMD FX-6300."

    As for the motherboard, as I said before, the Asus 990FX Sabertooth R2.0 is a great board. Really, all of the 990fx boards (Asus, Asrock, MSI, Biostar, Gigabyte) should perform very well. The Asus M5A97 R2.0 is also a great "budget" board.
  8. Bang for your buck, I like the ASrock 990FX extreme3 if you don't need a ton of extra features and want to spend a tight budget. If you like frills...the Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 is a great one, so is the M5A99FX EVO R2.0.
  9. what is a good mobo for under $100 for the fx 6300?
  10. 1criticthatmatters said:
    what is a good mobo for under $100 for the fx 6300?

    the msi 970 g46 is for under 100
  11. 1criticthatmatters said:
    what is a good mobo for under $100 for the fx 6300?


    Asus M5A97 R2.0 is the best AMD board under $100.

    Newegg Link
  12. ish416 said:
    terrag7892 said:
    Hey guys I'm building my first gaming computer and here are the parts I have so far. EVGA Superclocked Geforce GTX 660, Corsair HX750, and Ripjaws X Series 16gb ddr3 ram, and of course the AMD FX-6300. What motherboard would you recommend for th FX-6300? Would the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 be a good fit?


    The Asus Sabertooth Z77 is an Intel motherboard and will not work with an FX6300. An Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 is a board that will work and is quite good. I have the Sabertooth 990FX and had a FX6300 at 5Ghz using just a hyper 212 evo cooler.


    Hey I was wondering how that build worked out for you? ( ASUS Sabertooth 990FX and FX 6300 95W) I'm building the same thing and was curious.
  13. The FX6300 is a solid CPU, I have had several (10+) in my possession and every one of them was able to hit 4.8+Ghz easily on my Sabertooth 990FX with a Hyper 212 Evo.

    Here is a link to one of the 6300's I pushed to 5033 MHz.

    http://valid.canardpc.com/2705333
  14. I have the 990FX Asrock Extreme 9 board with an 8350.

    FX8350 \ 5.1GHZ. \ 1.384 VOLTS http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2766915.png



    Phanteks PH-TC14PE with Scythe Slipstream 110 CFM fans attached.
  15. agree with asus, under $100 m5a97 is the best choice.
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