Solved Which motherboard is better? Tags: Motherboards SATA AMD USB3 Last response: December 21, 2013 11:42 PM in Motherboards Share mlbkid21 December 21, 2013 11:20:39 PM Im not sure which motherboard is best for my build. ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard or MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2o7d4 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2o7d4/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2o7d4/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.97 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg) Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.00) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg) Total: $670.91 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-22 02:20 EST-0500) More about : motherboard Rohit G Nair a b V Motherboard December 21, 2013 11:28:36 PM Go for MSI. m 0 l Best solution IRONBATMAN a b V Motherboard a b À AMD December 21, 2013 11:32:51 PM Hmm....have we met ? anyway, The 2 motherboard have the same 970 chipset and both are from quite reputable companies. But Asus's BIOS seems to be better. Let's do a comparison Asus - 2 More RAM slots - 1 more x16 PCIe slot MSI - more USB ports _________ other than that, they have more or less the same number of internal I/O ports and they both have useful software. I would go with The Asus board Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer envy14tpe a b V Motherboard a b À AMD December 21, 2013 11:42:19 PM These are ok. ASUS M5A97 LE....$80. MSI 970A-G46.....$70 But this is what I'd buy. M5A97 R2.0 It is $85 and a great buy. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhich motherboard is better Asus or MSI Forum Solvedwhich motherboard would be a better option Forum SolvedWhich AM3+ Motherboard is better? Forum SolvedWhich AM3+ Motherboard is better? Forum Solvedwhich motherboard is better? Forum SolvedWHICH MOTHERBOARD IS BETTER FOR Gaming? Forum SolvedWhich is better motherboard? Forum Solvedwhich is better i7-4770 or i7-4790and is i7-4790 compatible with gigabyte h87-hd3 motherboard Forum Solvedwhich motherboard is better Forum SolvedWhich Motherboard is Better? Forum SolvedWhich is Better Motherboard ? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard is better? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard is better for gaming? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard is better? Forum SolvedWhich is better motherboard? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard is better? Forum SolvedWhich is the better Motherboard? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard is better Forum SolvedWhich is better?MSI Z87-G45 or ASUS M5A99FX PRO motherboard? Forum Solvedwhich motherboard is better for this apu Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !