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FX8320 and most bang for the buck budget motherboard?

I am thinking of purchasing the following:

AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (latency of 9)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler
Radeon HD 7850 (already have this)

Which motherboard, of a budget of $100 or less if at all possible as that is as far as I will be able to stretch this, should I go with? I would like to be able to overclock it as I am purchasing the cooler as well.

I was looking at this:
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873 )

I would really not like to go any more expensive than that, I was also looking at an ASrock board well that was maybe $5 more expensive but I have been a lifetime ASUS purchaser when it comes to motherboards.

Does this look ok? Any problems I should be aware of? Changes that should be made? It will be for a mixture of gaming and general use.

Thank you for looking it over/suggestions!
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  1. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99xevor20 $109 from NCIX right now with $20 off. Best board you'll get.

    I had the 970, low number and quality of the VRM's, i couldn't overclock to past 4.1-4.2

    Swapped for the 99FX, 4.6 easily.

    The extra $10 is worth it.
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    Relatively solid. The 7850 is going to hold you back in gaming compared to the CPU but I'm sure you know that. Good foundation for later GPU upgrades. As mentioned most of the 970 boards are fine for stock, though OCing isn't going to be as good as most 990 boards. This is something you should probably try and fix as the 8320 really should be OC'd. Review your board before you buy it as you want to make sure you buy a good OCing board so you can if you chose.
  3. getochkn said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99xevor20 $109 from NCIX right now with $20 off. Best board you'll get.

    I had the 970, low number and quality of the VRM's, i couldn't overclock to past 4.1-4.2

    Swapped for the 99FX, 4.6 easily.

    The extra $10 is worth it.


    Since I have trimmed around $40 off by getting rid of the new cooler (I already have the older version of the same listed in my other post) I decided to do some hard looking at motherboards.

    What do you think of this one:
    GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514 )

    It ends up being $30 off coming in at only $119 after rebate and instant $10 off. I've decided to get a little better of a board if possible so I can upgrade other components such as GPU in the near future.
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