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Asus M5A97 R2.0 or GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P

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January 27, 2014 4:30:21 PM

Hi everyone,

I have one last decision to make on my gaming PC build which is the motherboard. Im down to these two motherboards which are within my price range of < $100.

Asus M5A97 R2.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is the reset of my build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($11.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $561.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 19:29 EST-0500)

Thanks for all your help!

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January 27, 2014 4:35:08 PM

8+2 Power phase design.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $89.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 19:34 EST-0500)
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January 27, 2014 5:02:39 PM

Purchased.
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January 27, 2014 5:03:58 PM

Will handle the FX6300 chip very well.
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January 27, 2014 5:29:00 PM

You pretty much built my computer blackbird. I've asked you like a million questions. Thanks for all your help!
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January 27, 2014 5:31:39 PM

Glad to assist.
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