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Which of these 3 motherboards would be the best for my build?

Recently, I decided to upgrade my PC. After having a look at CPU options, I decided that I will need a new case and a new motherboard (now, both are OEM Acer ones). Right now I have a mATX motherboard, so I decided to get a ATX as I have room and they cost roughly the same. After looking for a case, I found the CoolerMaster CM Force 500, which seems great for my purposes.

I would like to have the motherboard to be compatible with AMD FX processors.

Now, after looking at motherboards.... I found 3. All 3 of them aren't really that far apart from each other. I would like to know which one you guys would recommend, and if not any of those, than what? I will not be doing any overclocking by the way. Thanks in advance! Below are the motherboards.

MSI 760GA-P43 (FX): http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-760ga-pf3-amd-am3--760g-ddr3-atx-8WCG.html?refs=473460000-42180000&src=3

MSI 970A-G43: http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-970a-g43-amd-am3--970-ddr3-atx-8XGN.html?refs=473460000-42180000&src=3

Gigabyte 970A-DS3P: http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-970a-ds3p-am3--amd-970-ddr3-atx-8Y95.html?refs=473460000-42180000&src=3
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  1. Best answer
    The Gigabyte is the best out of the 3.
  2. rolli59 said:
    The Gigabyte is the best out of the 3.


    What's your reasoning? The MSI 760GA-P43 (FX) has higher transfer bus rates and supports 2133MHz RAM without overclocking. Why do you say it's better?
  3. rolli59 said:
    Because of this https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AgN1D79Joo7tdE9xMUFlMEVWeFhuckJEVF9aMmtpUFE&chrome=false&gid=0 VRM issues with the MSI board and I will never consider the 760 for an FX CPU at minimum 970 chipset.
    Same info for Gigabyte https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AgN1D79Joo7tdE9xMUFlMEVWeFhuckJEVF9aMmtpUFE&chrome=false&gid=3

    Good point it has the 760 chipset... totally forgot about it! And thanks for the table as well. Well, it's time for the Gigabyte then ;D Thanks a lot!
  4. Here is a link to the whole thing all major manufacturers http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database
  5. rolli59 said:
    Here is a link to the whole thing all major manufacturers http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database


    Awesome, thanks again ;) But after doing some research I found that getting a Intel would probably give me better performance for the money, as most applications don't even use the 6+ cores of some of the higher end FX processors. Thanks again.
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