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CPU and MOBO on a budget AMD vs Intel

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October 23, 2013 5:24:34 AM

Hi. I am looking to replace my mobo and cpu but want to keep it around $250 max for both. I definitely will do some gaming, but I don't need to be running 1900x1600 at Ultra settings or anything.

Would I be wise to go AMD to get the most bang for buck? Or are there decent intel solutions that I can employee at this price range? Any suggestions would be good as well. Been about 6 years since I have really followed mobo and cpu tech. Not sure what is good and what is not these days.

Thanks.

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October 23, 2013 5:32:21 AM

the est bang for the buck would be an AMD FX8320 (commonly on sale for $125ish) and an ASUS motherboard.

m5a97 r2.0 would be ok to save $ (about $75 after rebate)

m5a99 better if you are more into overclocking ($100 to $110 after rebate)
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October 23, 2013 5:34:07 AM

lowriderflow said:
the est bang for the buck would be an AMD FX8320 (commonly on sale for $125ish) and an ASUS motherboard.

m5a97 r2.0 would be ok to save $ (about $75 after rebate)

m5a99 better if you are more into overclocking ($100 to $110 after rebate)


Never really done any overclocking. With the speed of that cheap, is it really necessary? Does it yield any big advantages?

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October 23, 2013 6:41:12 AM

Great combo , nice 990 board.
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October 23, 2013 6:44:51 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Great combo , nice 990 board.


Should I be concerned that it is PCI E 2.0 and not 3.0? Or is that not really a big deal?

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October 23, 2013 6:45:52 AM

Not really a lot of difference in performance.

Not really an issue.
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October 23, 2013 6:50:42 AM

990 boards are the newer chipsets , the second one you just posted is a 970 , I'd go with 990.
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