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

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November 9, 2013 8:19:59 AM

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--760...

MSI 970A-G43: http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-970a-g43-amd-am3--970-...

Gigabyte 970A-DS3P: http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-970a-ds3p-am3--am...

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November 9, 2013 9:26:13 AM

The Gigabyte is the best out of the 3.
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November 9, 2013 10:02:24 AM

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?
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November 10, 2013 5:20:33 AM

rolli59 said:
Here is a link to the whole thing all major manufacturers http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-...


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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