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

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=N82E16813131873

or

Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128627

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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  1. Best answer
    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)
  2. Purchased.
  3. Will handle the FX6300 chip very well.
  4. You pretty much built my computer blackbird. I've asked you like a million questions. Thanks for all your help!
  5. Glad to assist.
  6. will it handle the fx 8350
    and also is GIGABYTE GA 970A UD3P and GIGABYTE GA 970A D3P the same
    Sorry that this is not a solition but can you please rply SR-71
  7. Yes it will.
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