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August 23, 2013 1:05:49 AM

Hi I'm new to the whole building your own PC and I have a fear of how things will fit like the graphics card I'm getting which is the GTX 760 4GB. I know I need PCI express 3.0 for it but since it's a large card it takes up 2 slots. If someone could recommend me a motherboard I'd be very thankful. My budget for the board is around $80.
August 23, 2013 2:03:40 AM

werner123 said:
Hi, you don't need a PCI-E 3.0 capable motherboard, it's backwards compatible regardless of the PCI-E revision. As for a suggesting a motherboard, what CPU will you be using?


I'll be using AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor. I had a friend recommend me a ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard. What do you think?
August 23, 2013 2:35:41 AM

werner123 said:
Ming Zhang said:
werner123 said:
Hi, you don't need a PCI-E 3.0 capable motherboard, it's backwards compatible regardless of the PCI-E revision. As for a suggesting a motherboard, what CPU will you be using?


I'll be using AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor. I had a friend recommend me a ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard. What do you think?


The AMD FX-6300 uses the AM3+ socket and the ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 FM2 motherboard uses the FM2 socket, it won't be compatible, you will need an AM3+ socket based motherboard and i would recommend nothing less than the following with the FX 6300:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...






Thanks Werner, I think I'll go with the ASUS then. Now I just hope everything else is compatible with each other.

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August 23, 2013 4:03:04 AM

werner123 said:
You're welcome, and as far as the rest goes, just give me the specs of the rest of your components then I'll have a look.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
As for the power supply I already have that covered which is a 850 watt by Azza
August 23, 2013 5:23:52 AM

werner123 said:
Everything will be compatible, and i like that case, looks really nice. I would recommend another PSU though, the AZZA is not a brand name and not of good quality, if you gonna be powering expensive hardware you want a quality PSU, never skimp on that. I would recommend any of the following:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Awesome! I'll be sure to switch out the Azza and thank you so much for you help!
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