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Looking for a good ATX Motherboard for AMD FX 6350 Build

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June 3, 2014 11:39:17 AM

Okay, so I'm looking at building a gaming PC sometime this year or early next year, and I'm trying to keep the total cost around $300 to $400 or so. I already have all the peripherals and plan on re-using the HDD, DVD drive, and possibly the graphics card from my current PC. For the money I plan on spending, someone suggested to me that I get the AMD FX-6350, and this seems like a good cpu compared to my Anthlon X2. I am looking for a good standard ATX motherboard for somewhere around $60, and I want it to have the capabilities to support newer components in the future, if possible. Originally i planned on keeping the case, so someone suggested the Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard, so I am looking for something around this quality or maybe a little better for a full ATX Motherboard. I plan just on using the Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case, which I believe supports standard ATX motherboards. Also, if you think i can get a better CPU for the same price as the FX-6350, please let me know about that as well. I am planning on using my XFX Radeon R5 230 as my graphics card, but I think it might be a bit underpowered for the other components, so if you think I should get a better one, I am open to suggestions on that too. As for what kind of games I plan to run, I recently have just been playing Minecraft, but I'd like to have a computer than can handle some other games on medium settings.

P.S. I currently am using the Lenovo 3000 J Series 7387 with 4 GB RAM and the graphics card mentioned above, and yes, I'm running windows XP. I plan to use either Windows 7 or 8 on the new build
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June 3, 2014 12:00:42 PM

good standard ATX motherboard for somewhere around $60

Some of the cheapest ATX AMD 970 motherboards likely will not support the high 125 watt TDP (Thermal Design Power) FX-6350 CPU. It sounds like you don't have enough money. This refurbished one may interest you.


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June 3, 2014 12:51:04 PM

The DS3 has poor cooling and power delivery. The UD3 is fully cooled and has great power delivery: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $79.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-03 15:50 EDT-0400)
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