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Board for AMD FX-4130 under $100

Hey, thanks for taking the time to help. I am on a tight budget atm (first kid on the way) and I'm trying to build a computer for playing not so demanding games. Mostly SWTOR, EVE, and as of yesterday Heroes of the Storm.

I found a deal for an FX-4130 for $50 that I just couldn't turn down. I would like to eventually have a nice rig one day, but thats not going to be possible until the end of this year. But currently I would like a mobo that has crossfire and some kind of overclocking capability. I've never OC'ed before and I figure with this cheap chip I could get in some practice before I get something more high end. What would be a good mobo in the ~$75 range that would be alright for now?

I was looking at this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872

And what we be alright GPUs to play MMOs on high at 720p? I can't buy a good one up front so 2 cheaper ones would be a better option for me.

Thanks in advance! :)
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  1. Best answer
    Better choice.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $74.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-20 20:14 EDT-0400)
  2. Graphics cards:
    You need to give a BUDGET for the cards. I recommend NVidia since AMD still hasn't fixed the DX9 Crossfire issue yet.

    I also recommend a 2GB card since it's not added with multiple cards it's just cloned so 1GB wouldn't be quite enough IMO.

    That narrows it down to this one if $125 is your current max budget though I'm just guessing:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42653kr

    Other:
    Note that the GTX750 and 750Ti are not SLI capable.
  3. Update:
    *Looks like none of the cheaper AMD boards supports NVidia SLI. Your best option might be an AMD card like THIS:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r7260xcnf4

    Don't forget the POWER SUPPLY must have enough PCIe x6/x8 connectors to run all the cards you attach.
  4. Sorry, my price range for a GPU is also $75ish. Which is a main reason I wanted to crossfire so I can add a second one later.
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