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Choosing an AMD compatible motherboard

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May 9, 2014 1:16:33 PM

I'm doing research for a build for a friend and he wants to use an AMD FX 6300.
I have zero experience working with AMD and need some tips.

The FX 6300 is a socket AM3+ CPU, but all the boards I find with the AM3+ only have PCI-E as far as 2.0. Isn't Piledriver the latest AMD microarchitecture?

Can someone explain all the different chipsets?

Thanks.

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May 9, 2014 1:21:22 PM

ok, the difference in speed between 3.0 and 2.0 is negligible, and yes piledriver is the newest architecture, and the best chipsets are 990FX and 990X.what is your friends budget for the whole system?
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May 9, 2014 1:29:13 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
ok, the difference in speed between 3.0 and 2.0 is negligible, and yes piledriver is the newest architecture, and the best chipsets are 990FX and 990X.what is your friends budget for the whole system?


The difference is from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, that's a 60% increase in transfer rate, that's not negligible.
He asked me to work with 600 €
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May 9, 2014 1:32:29 PM

it is negligible, because that only affects bandwidth, and the only cards that would take a hit from that are the 290x and 290. i can go put together a 600 euro build real quick :p  do you need an OS, monitor, or keyboard/mouse?
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May 9, 2014 1:45:14 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£76.79 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£39.76 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£55.98 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£33.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£220.99 @ Dabs)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.98 @ Dabs)
Total: £499.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-09 21:44 BST+0100)

i know its in pounts, but this equals about 610 euros.
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