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September 28, 2013 4:09:10 AM

I made this thread before, but it gave me errors and such, so if It indeed published and the other thread is working fine feel free to delete this one.

Here's my question:

I've seen the Asus-M5A88-M being recommended here a year ago but I can't find it anywhere, not even online, is there something a little more known?
Thanks.
(It needs to support the FX 8350)
a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2013 4:16:25 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: Biostar A880GZ Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $64.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 07:14 EDT-0400)

Support for 125 Watt Processor (Fx-8350), however it can only support up to 8GB of ram in the form of 2x4gb (Only 2 ram slots) also it has 4 Sata 6.0 Gb/s connections on it, hope this helps. Also please remember to pick your best answer so others may learn from this thread. Thanks.
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a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2013 4:17:04 AM

what is your budget for the motherboard?
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September 28, 2013 4:20:16 AM

I would like it to be 100 dollars or less, the cheaper it is the more ram I can get.

Oh, and I need it to support 16 Gb's of ram.
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a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2013 4:28:48 AM

For under 100 dollars, this is the best board I can find and it is a very good board.

--> It can overclock very well since it is a 990FX board.
--> Good quality board because it is made by Asrock.
--> Has 5 6GB/sec (SATA 3) ports and also has an eSata port.
--> Supports almost every RAM upto 32GB and 2100 Mhz
--> Supports SLI as well as crossfire for dual GPU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $94.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 07:25 EDT-0400)


Also I never ever would recommend a Biostar motherboard to anyone at all.

I hope this helps.
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September 28, 2013 4:30:09 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
For under 100 dollars, this is the best board I can find and it is a very good board.

--> It can overclock very well since it is a 990FX board.
--> Good quality board because it is made by Asrock.
--> Has 5 6GB/sec (SATA 3) ports and also has an eSata port.
--> Supports almost every RAM upto 32GB and 2100 Mhz
--> Supports SLI as well as crossfire for dual GPU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $94.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 07:25 EDT-0400)


Also I never ever would recommend a Biostar motherboard to anyone at all.

I hope this helps.


It needs to be Micro--Atx, I believe that motherboard is not Micro-Atx. :/ 
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a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2013 4:32:13 AM

lolhate said:
Sangeet Khatri said:
For under 100 dollars, this is the best board I can find and it is a very good board.

--> It can overclock very well since it is a 990FX board.
--> Good quality board because it is made by Asrock.
--> Has 5 6GB/sec (SATA 3) ports and also has an eSata port.
--> Supports almost every RAM upto 32GB and 2100 Mhz
--> Supports SLI as well as crossfire for dual GPU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $94.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 07:25 EDT-0400)


Also I never ever would recommend a Biostar motherboard to anyone at all.

I hope this helps.


It needs to be Micro--Atx, I believe that motherboard is not Micro-Atx. :/ 


Right which is why i quoted him the one i did, since it was the only on out there that was:

Micro-ATX
Sata 6 GB/s ports
and had decent memory.

Only drawback is the RAM, but even at the 8 gb is more then enough.
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September 28, 2013 4:34:22 AM

ddbtkd456 said:
lolhate said:
Sangeet Khatri said:
For under 100 dollars, this is the best board I can find and it is a very good board.

--> It can overclock very well since it is a 990FX board.
--> Good quality board because it is made by Asrock.
--> Has 5 6GB/sec (SATA 3) ports and also has an eSata port.
--> Supports almost every RAM upto 32GB and 2100 Mhz
--> Supports SLI as well as crossfire for dual GPU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $94.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 07:25 EDT-0400)


Also I never ever would recommend a Biostar motherboard to anyone at all.

I hope this helps.


It needs to be Micro--Atx, I believe that motherboard is not Micro-Atx. :/ 


Right which is why i quoted him the one i did, since it was the only on out there that was:

Micro-ATX
Sata 6 GB/s ports
and had decent memory.

Only drawback is the RAM, but even at the 8 gb is more then enough.



Well, I suppose it solves my problem of HD 7950 + 16 gb of ram and HD 7970 and 8 GB of ram.


Thanks, If I do end up going with this motherboard I'll upgrade it to something else when I need more ram.


but I still would like to hear more offers.
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a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2013 4:36:44 AM

Also please remember to pick your best answer so others may learn from this thread. Thanks. Your welcome when you are ready to hear full size ATX recommendations please pm me, as i know all about the 8350 and there compatible motherboards.
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September 28, 2013 4:38:27 AM

ddbtkd456 said:
Also please remember to pick your best answer so others may learn from this thread. Thanks. Your welcome when you are ready to hear full size ATX recommendations please pm me, as i know all about the 8350 and there compatible motherboards.


My case is too small for normal ATX, replacing the case would make it so I'm out of budget.
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a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2013 4:39:25 AM

I know this, however in the future is what i was talking about. LOL
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September 28, 2013 4:47:32 AM

I'm pretty sure by the time I upgrade AMD will have a new socket. >_<
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a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2013 4:50:37 AM

Me too, lol, i just got the FX-8350 so I'm sure they will have about 12 more sockets out before i upgrade in the next 6-7 years lol.
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a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2013 4:52:45 AM

Well.. I would not suggest the 8350 with older boards at all. Better upgrade your case to an ATX one. I cannot recommend you anything less than 970 chipset boards with the 8350 Flagship CPU.

If you really want to go for the older boards which are Micro ATX, then proceed at your own risk. I would not recommend that pair at all.
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September 28, 2013 4:54:32 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Well.. I would not suggest the 8350 with older boards at all. Better upgrade your case to an ATX one. I cannot recommend you anything less than 970 chipset boards with the 8350 Flagship CPU.

If you really want to go for the older boards which are Micro ATX, then proceed at your own risk. I would not recommend that pair at all.


Give me a list of cheap ATX cases
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a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2013 4:55:34 AM

True, however even if it were to set back the base GHz a little bit, i think that it would still work, I have heard of people doing it just have to be careful with how you treat the processor on them.
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a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2013 5:11:21 AM

What is your budget for Case + Motherboard combined, then I might recommend something that is good for your needs.
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September 28, 2013 5:13:29 AM

50 dollars for the case, but if there's something much better for 60 dollars I'll pay the extra 10 dollars.
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a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2013 5:25:09 AM

Well.. this board and case should be good enough for your needs.

+ The Case has one of the best cooling performance for the budget. Also noise levels are extremely low which is added plus.

+ It also has neat cable management and tool less installation which makes installing everything easier.

+ That board is already a beast as I told you earlier.

+ It also has a fan controller built in which is an added bonus

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec GX700 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $134.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 08:22 EDT-0400)

It got a rating of 9.5 out of 10 by Techpowerup and it is the editors choice over most of the review sites.

Hence get this, you would love it.

I hope this helps.
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