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Need help buying a motherboard that goes with an AMD FX8530 processor and a GTX 770 4GB CPU

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December 9, 2013 8:34:49 PM

I am building my first gaming computer and I understand what I want to buy, but the motherboard. I've been on Anandtech a lot and I have been doing my research on what is worth buying and what will fit my needs. As of right now I do not have an SSD drive or any form a cooler because it is out my budget range and I don't feel it is necessary because I won't be doing any overclocking. Open to any suggestions about how I can modify my build. My price range is about 1200-1300 dollars and the real thing I am looking for a well built motherboard that supports both my CPU and GPU.
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CPU: AMD FX8530
CPU: GTX 770 4GB
Motherboard: Asus LGA 1155 HDMI SATA 6GB
Optical Drive: Asus 24x OEM Optical Drive
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600 Watt
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Hard Drive: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache
Operating System: Windows 7 OEM
Monitor: Asus 22" Full HD 5MS
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
Connector Cable: DVI Gear HDMI Cable 2M

As I said before I am open to any suggestions and if I am missing anything important please tell me! Thanks so much!

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December 9, 2013 8:45:58 PM

The motherboard you post there is for intel cpu
See one of of these
http://m.newegg.com/ProductList?Keyword=990fx&Sort=PRIC... I suggest you go with gigabyte or asus


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December 9, 2013 9:14:47 PM

So let's just say I were to get an Intel i5-3570k, GTX 770, and the Asus LGA 1155 motherboard would that work?

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December 10, 2013 1:38:40 AM

I for my AMD FX-8150 Build I went with a gigabyte ga 990fxa ud3 and haven't had any problems with it and works great.
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December 10, 2013 7:40:21 AM

Yes it will work fine
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December 10, 2013 7:59:24 AM

There's quite a lot of nonsense here.

"Asus LGA 1155" is not a motherboard, it's a brand and socket designation. Asus sell at least 35 different types of socket 1155 motherboard, and they all do vastly different things at different prices.

Any AMD FX processor requires an AM3+ socket motherboard. Within this you have various chipsets, but the ones to look at are 970, 990X and 990FX. From your perspective the main difference between 990FX and 970 is that 990FX has full SLI support.
A good example of a cheap(ish) quality 970 motherboard would be the Asus M5A97 R2.0
A good example of a reasonably priced 990FX motherboard might be the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 or Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0

A socket 1155 Intel CPU, such as the 3570K, requires either a B75, H77 or Z77 motherboard. To keep it brief, the K series processor needs a Z77 because that chipset allows for overclocking.
A good example of a reasonably priced mid-range Z77 motherboard might be the ASRock Z77 Extreme4.

Additionally, there are a few obvious improvements you could make to your build-
A 4Gb GTX770 isn't terribly good value as it performs near identically to a 2Gb in almost all situations
16Gb of ram is overkill for just gaming
The Antec Nine Hundred is probably a bit antiquated. Got one myself, and it was good back in the day, but it doesn't have a lot of standard case features and doesn't represent good value for money.
If the price is right, the Corsair CX are a good budget range to shop in. My personal pick in that area is the XFX Core 550 as it's generally considered better quality than the CX600, and not dissimilarly priced (unless the Corsair has a big rebate/discount on it). If you want a modular PSU, the Antec HCG-620M is pretty well priced.
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