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Can't decide what motherboard I should buy!

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July 4, 2013 2:09:49 AM

I've been saving some money for quite a while and now I wanna get a new CPU and Motherboard. I've decided that I will buy the AMD FX 8320 but I'm not so sure about the motherboard.
The 2 mobos I found are cheap and they seem pretty good. These are:
MSI 970A-G43 (Socket AM3+)
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ASRock 960GM-GS3 FX. I will mostly play games and record/edit. So what motherboard should I get. Both got its advantages. Does motherboard impact performace? Any answer will be appreciated!

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July 4, 2013 4:40:29 AM

MSI 970A-G43 is the better choice. And yes newer chipset ( 970 ) yield a bit higher CPU performance.
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July 4, 2013 5:49:50 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
MSI 970A-G43 is the better choice. And yes newer chipset ( 970 ) yield a bit higher CPU performance.



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July 4, 2013 6:03:52 AM

Don't forget to pick the best answer when things are solver :bounce: 
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July 4, 2013 7:13:55 AM

The MSI has the better chipset (970A vs 960GM) so most people will recommend that one over.
Not to mention MSI have a better brand reputation with AMD system builders. (In my personal experience anyway).

Does the ASRock have something specific that tempts you over the benefits of having a 970A chipset at the heart of your new rig?
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July 4, 2013 8:34:57 AM

Neither have substantial advantages, the MSI is a slightly newer chipset, but as a manufacturer they have worse support and QC, with an 8320 OC ability is about equal, would lean towards the Rock as the better mobo
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July 4, 2013 2:13:50 PM

The AsRock is a bit cheaper but that doesnt really matter. I think I will go with the MSI! Thanks for your help
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July 5, 2013 12:06:54 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Neither have substantial advantages, the MSI is a slightly newer chipset, but as a manufacturer they have worse support and QC, with an 8320 OC ability is about equal, would lean towards the Rock as the better mobo


For no reasons :lol: 
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July 5, 2013 7:42:47 AM

As stated, Rock for better QC and support
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July 5, 2013 7:50:16 AM

Have nothing to do with whether it's a good board or not :ange: 
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July 5, 2013 8:25:07 AM

Well, maybe it's it's just me, but always consider better QC (quality control) is indictive of a better made mobo - and while I've used a large number of Rock boards in the last few years (well over a hundred fifty, I've seen far more DOA and mobo failures from MSI prob 4-1 or better, even though I've touched far fewer MSI mobos...won't even go into support, the dregs
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