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Best AM3+ motherboard

I have a decent pc but want something to make the games I own run faster like dayz and stuff at the moment I have an asrock board with a amd Athlon x2 just wondered if anyone could recommend a good board for a good price
Thanks
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  1. https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A99X_EVO_R20/

    May be a little overkill for your current CPU, but gives you room in case you want to upgrade later!
  2. So would those two make the games run faster even with my shitty cpu
  3. Nope, won't improve your CPU performance
  4. Are there any cheap processors to go with these motherboards
  5. Joshmorgan said:
    I have a decent pc but want something to make the games I own run faster like dayz and stuff at the moment I have an asrock board with a amd Athlon x2 just wondered if anyone could recommend a good board for a good price
    Thanks


    Please give me detailed info about your CPU ( Model ), mobo (Model), GPU and than ill tell what to upgrade ;)
  6. Joshmorgan said:
    Are there any cheap processors to go with these motherboards

    Depends on how much you have to spend!
    You can get a FX4300 for 110$
  7. AMD FX8320 CPU is good about £105 in the UK, or if you can find a FX-6300 which are good too.
  8. Best answer
    1. If you want higher performance changing motherboard won't help, you need better CPU, RAM and GPU.

    2. What about CPU for AM3+ MoBo, IMO for gaming best CPUs for low budget are Quad Core AMD FX-4100 with 3.6GHz speed, 8MB l3 cache and Hexa Core AMD FX-6300 with 3.5GHz speed, 8MB l3 cache, both support 1866MHz memory.

    3. What about AM3+ MoBos, i would recommend ASUS mobos, because i'm using them about 10 years and they haven't failed yet. For those two CPUs, i would recommend these MoBo:
    Asus M5A78L-M/USB3
    It has 4 RAM slots (max 32GB) up to 2000MHz , USB3.0, onBoard ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 GPU(if your dedicated GPU fails you can switch to onBoard GPU till you buy new one), also it has good feature called "Turbo Key",it allows you to easily overclock your CPU to boost performance and CrashFree BIOS 3 which lets you restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file.
    IMO it is most optimal low budget MoBo for AM3+ socket with many good features.

    4. What about RAM, it will be good if you use RAM with at least 1866MHz speed, because those FX CPUs support them, you can also buy RAM with 2000Mhz speed,because this MoBo supports it and overclock it to run at full speeds.

    5. What about GPU for low budget gaming i would recommend Radeon R7 260X from Sapphire \ Asus \ Gigabyte and GTX 650 series from Asus \ Gigabyte (Battlefield 4 Ultra 25-30fps ;) i own them, its my fps) or Radeon R7 270 and GTX 660 series (if you have more money to spend).

    So the sum price of CPU + MoBo + GPU which were listed above will be somewhere 300-400$, IMO this is most optimal and budget FX build for gaming ;)
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