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thinking about getting cpu amd fx 6300 and the gpu evga geforce gtx 750 ti so what would be a good motherboard for under 100?

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June 12, 2014 10:13:45 AM

thinking about getting cpu amd fx 6300 and the gpu evga geforce gtx 750 ti so what would be a good motherboard for under 100?
I was looking at asus m5a97 r2.0 which was about 88 at tigerdirect.

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June 12, 2014 10:18:21 AM

I run that motherboard with my fx 8320 and it is good, but not great. It has its overclocking limits, and will not sli, just so you are aware if that was something you wanted to do in the future
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June 12, 2014 10:20:50 AM

I have had the M5A97 r2.0 for a few months now and it is great. The bios has a full GUI with mouse support and every setting imaginable. It also has great drivers that let you manipulate overclocking settings and monitor temps from a utility in Windows without visiting the Bios, which is nice. The only downside to this cheaper motherboard is there is no SLI support, but that most likely won't matter for you.

Its only $79.99 at Newegg!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 12, 2014 10:23:33 AM

Bistwo, that's the "LE" version; are you sure that's the one you have? The LE lacks heatsinks on its VRMs and would have limited overclocking potential.
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June 16, 2014 12:00:56 AM

Onus said:
This Gigabyte is a good choice for $90 ($80 if you play the rebate game and win): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . Avoid the MSI 970A-G4x boards; they're listed on https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Ag... as having weak VRMs.

Edit: The Asus is good if it is NOT the "LE" version, and as cysquatch pointed out, you'll only use one graphics card.


whats bad about the LE version? its $15 cheaper, and i don't plan on overclocking
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June 16, 2014 6:29:32 AM

If you are not going to OC, it would be ok; it lacks heatsinks on its VRMs.
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June 16, 2014 12:40:43 PM

Onus said:
If you are not going to OC, it would be ok; it lacks heatsinks on its VRMs.


sorry im new to this stuff, but what are VRMs? is lacking heatsinks on the vrms only a problem if someone is trying to overclock? or will it also effect me?
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June 16, 2014 5:36:14 PM

VRM = Voltage Regulator Module. They provide power to the CPU. An overclocked CPU draws more power, which can put stress on the VRMs. If you're not overclocking, you should be fine (just make sure the motherboard has some air moving over it).
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