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Bad motherboard? Hasnt shipped so I can still cancel.

I bought the MSI 970A-G43 mobo to pair up with a FX 6300. After looking at more reviews after I purchased it I kept seeing peopl complaining about it having nor vrm heatsink. Im kind of a noob so I dont know what that means. All I want to know if I made a bad purchase. Like I said im puttinga fx 6300 in it so will it be fine? Can I overclock?
Please leave some suggestions around this budget.
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    I'd go with the Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 or the Asus M5A78L-M/USB3, I myself won't touch MSI mobos, poor QC
  2. A $70 board and $120 AMD. Best just leave it a stock clock speed and enjoy your... upgrade? It should be fine, for an entry level rig. And may be a big jump over what you had.

    An Asus RoG board, i7 and H100 is an easy $800, plus all the other stuff you need. So for $190 don't worry about it not being a "beast" of a rig.
  3. Tradesman1 said:
    I'd go with the Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 or the Asus M5A78L-M/USB3, I myself won't touch MSI mobos, poor QC

    I found this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128565&clickid=3bOxQKzY1Ttez1b2Cj20pwqGUkT1s2X5IXMj240&iradid=97618&ircid=2106&irpid=79301&nm_mc=AFC-IR&cm_mmc=AFC-IR-_-na-_-na-_-na
  4. Regardless of price, you don't want something that might well die on you shortly, or have a good possibility of being DOA ;)
  5. Tradesman1 said:
    Regardless of price, you don't want something that might well die on you shortly, or have a good possibility of being DOA ;)


    Alright Im gonna go with the M5A78L-M/USB3. Thanks!
  6. Let us know how you like it
  7. The Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 is even worse then the MSI 970A-G43 in my opinion.

    If it's just a cheap board you are after and don't intend to ever overclock i would go with this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128565

    If you did want to do some form of overclocking, now or in the furture, go with at least this board:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873R
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