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Need help picking a motherboard for FX 8320 and MSI 760

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August 17, 2013 9:52:36 PM

I want to stay under $100. No plans to SLI or crossfire and overclocking is a plus but not necessary for now. Using the pc for games mainly and want to know which of these are good:
-Gigabyte 970A
-ASRock Extreme4
-ASUS M5A97 R2.0
-MSI G46

I dont know if I want to spend extra for 990s, so I want to stick with one of these if I can.
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August 17, 2013 10:08:04 PM

asrock extrem4 970 since your not gonna sli and you will OC
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August 17, 2013 10:19:21 PM

Lets Divide thier matches
1. Asus vs ASRock
2.Gigabyte vs MSI


Asus vs ASRock
Asus is known for its reliability but the AsRock board has way more features. If you plan on OCing then go for the AsRock in my opinion for one major selling point. A CLR CMOS switch on the back of the board and no need to open the case to reset the Cmos
The ASRock 990FX Extreme 4 will work better comparing against ASUS M5A97. For same price you got 990FX chipset instead of 970. That means you gain 3~5% more performance. Also 990FX has 8+2 Quality Phase Power that means you can overclock more. Without any doubt go with ASRock 990FX Extreme 4.

GigaByte vs mSI
he 970A-G46 is a 970A-G45 (i.e. failure prone VRM design) with a bigger heatsink attached onto it and the "do not overclock" warnings on the MSI website subsequently removed. A bigger heatsink does not make a board with internal VRM design problems and a failure prone record any more safely overclocking-ready. The GA-970A-UD3 has the most overclocking-friendly setup with an efficient quality, heatsinked 8+2 phase. But the one on the 970 Extreme4 although a less efficient but still heatsinked 4+1 phase is pretty good too, and consider of course that the Extreme4 is actually a 990X with 8x-8x CrossfireX and SLI, it's very competitive.
But Gigabyte is good here

Final Match : ASRock Extreme4 vs Gigabyte 970A

GigaByte 970A Wins !!!!!!!
So go for that
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August 17, 2013 10:36:15 PM

Shubham Verlekar said:
Lets Divide thier matches
1. Asus vs ASRock
2.Gigabyte vs MSI


Asus vs ASRock
Asus is known for its reliability but the AsRock board has way more features. If you plan on OCing then go for the AsRock in my opinion for one major selling point. A CLR CMOS switch on the back of the board and no need to open the case to reset the Cmos
The ASRock 990FX Extreme 4 will work better comparing against ASUS M5A97. For same price you got 990FX chipset instead of 970. That means you gain 3~5% more performance. Also 990FX has 8+2 Quality Phase Power that means you can overclock more. Without any doubt go with ASRock 990FX Extreme 4.

GigaByte vs mSI
he 970A-G46 is a 970A-G45 (i.e. failure prone VRM design) with a bigger heatsink attached onto it and the "do not overclock" warnings on the MSI website subsequently removed. A bigger heatsink does not make a board with internal VRM design problems and a failure prone record any more safely overclocking-ready. The GA-970A-UD3 has the most overclocking-friendly setup with an efficient quality, heatsinked 8+2 phase. But the one on the 970 Extreme4 although a less efficient but still heatsinked 4+1 phase is pretty good too, and consider of course that the Extreme4 is actually a 990X with 8x-8x CrossfireX and SLI, it's very competitive.
But Gigabyte is good here

Final Match : ASRock Extreme4 vs Gigabyte 970A

GigaByte 970A Wins !!!!!!!
So go for that


Ok so Gigabyte 970A is good but does the UEFI matter in the ASRock or is that just a luxury?
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August 17, 2013 10:46:02 PM

its a nice luxury bios ;D
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