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Is M5A78L motherboard good enough for FX-6300 cpu?

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December 12, 2013 10:44:26 AM

I´m building my very first gaming pc and I have some questions regarding in which motherboard should I use.

My specs:

CPU-AMD FX-6300 Black Edition 3.5GHz
GPU-Gigabyte Radeon R9 270x
Memory-G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 (2x4GB) 1600MHz
Storage-Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
PSU-CX500 Builder Series
Case-Cooler Master K350

I would like to know is the Asus M5A78L is a compatible motherboard with my specs.

If not, I would like to know if there is a better motherboard that I can use but is about the same price range of this motherboard (can go a little higher).

Opinions about my specs would be very helpful!

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December 12, 2013 10:55:03 AM

It's OK for the price. You won't be able to O/C very high with it. Plus it uses the older 760G chipset. If you plan on O/C'ing the FX-6300 heavily, look for one of the newer MBs that uses a 9-series chipset and has heatsync cooling on the power transitors (MOSFETs/VRMs)
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December 12, 2013 11:48:28 AM

clutchc said:
It's OK for the price. You won't be able to O/C very high with it. Plus it uses the older 760G chipset. If you plan on O/C'ing the FX-6300 heavily, look for one of the newer MBs that uses a 9-series chipset and has heatsync cooling on the power transitors (MOSFETs/VRMs)
Thank you, after I saw you recommendation I went to search some more motherboards and I found a 970A-DS3P by Gigabyte, is it better?

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December 12, 2013 11:56:35 AM

SirGuyMcDude said:
clutchc said:
It's OK for the price. You won't be able to O/C very high with it. Plus it uses the older 760G chipset. If you plan on O/C'ing the FX-6300 heavily, look for one of the newer MBs that uses a 9-series chipset and has heatsync cooling on the power transitors (MOSFETs/VRMs)
Thank you, after I saw you recommendation I went to search some more motherboards and I found a 970A-DS3P by Gigabyte, is it better?



This one? http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...

Yes it is. Much better. Keep in mind that the 2nd PCIe X16 slot is only X4 bandwidth. Not the best for adding a 2nd card. But the MB should be great for you.
While its 4+1 phase VRM is not the best for O/C'ing to extremes, it will allow better O/C'ing than the other board.
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December 12, 2013 12:37:38 PM

clutchc said:
SirGuyMcDude said:
clutchc said:
It's OK for the price. You won't be able to O/C very high with it. Plus it uses the older 760G chipset. If you plan on O/C'ing the FX-6300 heavily, look for one of the newer MBs that uses a 9-series chipset and has heatsync cooling on the power transitors (MOSFETs/VRMs)
Thank you, after I saw you recommendation I went to search some more motherboards and I found a 970A-DS3P by Gigabyte, is it better?



This one? http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...

Yes it is. Much better. Keep in mind that the 2nd PCIe X16 slot is only X4 bandwidth. Not the best for adding a 2nd card. But the MB should be great for you.
While its 4+1 phase VRM is not the best for O/C'ing to extremes, it will allow better O/C'ing than the other board.
Thank you very much, I´m not very interested in using 2 cards or overclocking, luckily this is my last choice for a motherboard (it as been a pain)

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