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Help with picking a mother board for am3+

Hi i currently have the need for some help on finding a motherboard that's reliable, am3+, atx (not micro or anything else) and will last, all for under $65 (it can be priced higher if u think the price will drop during this years x-mas)
it would also be noted the processor going to be used is the amd fx-6100 and needs to be compatible out of the box
used products are accepted as long as you guys trust the product.
also if you want top suggest a micro atx board please do but make sure its up to par with atx boards
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  1. What CPU are you going to use? If going to an FX would try and add $20 and go to the Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    What CPU are you going to use? If going to an FX would try and add $20 and go to the Asus M5A97 LE R2.0


    i am going to be using the amd fx 6100
    i just want a reliable board for under $65 and has features
    and if that means i have to go micro atx
    i guess i have to
    originally i was gonna go with the msi board line
    but i heard they can be DOA out of the box and that scared me away from them lol
  3. Yeah, I won't even touch MSI mobos, if a client wants MSI, I send them to someone willing to gamble on the build
  4. Calvin7 said:


    is that reliable?
  5. Tradesman1 said:
    Yeah, I won't even touch MSI mobos, if a client wants MSI, I send them to someone willing to gamble on the build


    so asus is the way to go to be reliable?
    is this mobo reliable for a fx 6100 or 6350 without a bios update: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131942
    along with this ram:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148540

    Heres most of my part list: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131942
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171082
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148540
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113327 (will sub with amd fx 6100 if needed)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103179
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025
    anyone with best sulution will get the answered thing (;
  6. I'd trust the Asus mobo, haven't ever worked with that particular mobo, but would still recommend it, I have a lot of faith in Asus
  7. Tradesman1 said:
    I'd trust the Asus mobo, haven't ever worked with that particular mobo, but would still recommend it, I have a lot of faith in Asus


    i just need one mmore thing will it work with the parts list such as ram graphics card and both cpu's without me updating bios?
  8. Always update the BIOS - the days of it wrecking the mobo are long past, there's to many things going on, especially with DRAM and GPUs to ignore updating
  9. Tradesman1 said:
    Always update the BIOS - the days of it wrecking the mobo are long past, there's to many things going on, especially with DRAM and GPUs to ignore updating

    oh i was going to update the bios i just dont have spare parts laying around if those parts didnt work without me updating the bios. so i am asking if out of the box will those parts work?
  10. Should be fine ;)
  11. Tradesman1 said:
    Should be fine ;)


    ok the board says like 1600mhz ram O.C
    does that mean i have to do something to get the ram to work or is it just saying the ram is considered oc?
  12. With 1600 DRAM that indicates a OC of the CPU may be required to fun at full freq
  13. Tradesman1 said:
    With 1600 DRAM that indicates a OC of the CPU may be required to fun at full freq

    ok i found a post that confirms that (:
    anyway i heard asrock is a second hand to asus is that true would i still be fairly safe going with:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157366
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157364
  14. Best answer
    Ah, been researching, if by second hand you are talking about it's origins, the Rock originally was part of Asus, created to by Asus to offer lower end mobo and OEM mobo. The Rock broke off on it's own back around think 07 or 08, and has been heading steadily upward, it passed MSI as the 3rd best selling mobo maker about 3.5 years ago and continue to grow in sales (and for today, very good, think they may be thae tlast one that is increasing sales, Asus saleas dropped a little a couple yers ago and it only the Rock and GB showing gains, think GB dropped last year, the Rock had another increase...

    And yes the Rock mobos are good, I favored them for the P67 and Z77 chipsets, but Asus seems to have the best handle on the Z87 chipset.......
  15. STAY AWAY FROM MSU!!! I have 2 of the MSI Boards and I have used for three weeks and it crashed hard!! The sound went out first, then not 5 minutes later the video started flashing in and out and when it rebooted it died!! As for your processor if I can suggest it, I would go for the 6300, its worth the little extra. Right now you can pick them up for about $120.
  16. rwbj2000 said:
    STAY AWAY FROM MSU!!! I have 2 of the MSI Boards and I have used for three weeks and it crashed hard!! The sound went out first, then not 5 minutes later the video started flashing in and out and when it rebooted it died!! As for your processor if I can suggest it, I would go for the 6300, its worth the little extra. Right now you can pick them up for about $120.


    yes i know what you mean i am not going to do a msi board but probly go with asrock since its the most bang for the buck,there not as nice looking as asus but i am not gonna be staring at it for a whole 24/7 (:
    anyway thanks for everyones help and well i think i will pm you guys my build and share how it went!
  17. I'll be waiting ;)
  18. Tradesman1 said:
    I'll be waiting ;)


    probly be a couple months tho (: hope you guys will still be around (:
  19. You may have to wake me up ;) but I'll be around (I hope ;) )
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