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Need help choosing Motherboard for a Gaming Build.

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June 27, 2014 5:00:09 PM

So heres my story,
A week ago I had a sudden interest in Gaming computers since i was looking up some new upcoming games on Youtube. So i started my research on how to build a gaming computers. My friend suggested me a website called PcPartPicker so i went on there and started looking up computer parts and their reviews and Performance on youtube. So its been a week researching on something like this first time in my life. I know alot of stuff about GPUs, CPUs and other computer parts but I got stuck on the Motherboard part. Damn I looked up several motherboards but i don't seem satisfied with any of it. There is alot of complicated stuff i have no idea about, thats where experts of tomhardware come in. I need your help guys to figure out a good motherboard for my setup i am putting together. I am basically stuck on this part. Any suggestions would be a HUGE help for me.

So i want something that I can upgrade in the feature. I dont intend to overclock anything but there is a chance I might if I Upgrade Parts in the near feature that has Overclocking on it. I want something that can Handle Maxed out Ultra settings for BF4 and the games that are coming soon, Like GTA 5 for PC.

Before I started researching I setup a budget for 1000 dollars including the Accessories like Mouse, Keyboard, and Monitor. But I always seem to bump the prices above 1000 when i put a pretty good build together. So now I have added another 100 dollars towards the build which should help put the price issue to the rest.

Back to the motherboard issue. Yes I need your guys help to choose the Motherboard which fits best to this Build Right here: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/qvNCFT

Update: Please keep the motherboard price under 130 Canadian dollars. I dont want the price to exceed 1100 :) . thanks.
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June 27, 2014 7:43:37 PM

On a budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($98.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $98.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


Not on a budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($144.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $144.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 27, 2014 7:52:36 PM

Hmm thanks for the fast reply, I was hoping for a Good looking motherboard around 120 dollars. If there is one with some better look i would love to buy it. thanks for your time :) 
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June 27, 2014 7:54:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($122.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $122.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 28, 2014 10:50:38 AM

Heres the link to the latest parts in the build. Its DONE. Phew!! http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/RTjzFT

If there are any little changes i can make i would love to hear them :)  , again i thank you all from the bottom of my heat who helped me out. Youve all been a huge help all you good people ;)  .
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June 28, 2014 11:40:37 AM

Great build , one change , the Corsair power supply is a no go POOR quality , get this Seasonic Gold 550w.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($123.11 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($122.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.97 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($277.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.75 @ Vuugo)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($169.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($57.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40 Wired Optical Mouse ($24.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $1101.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 28, 2014 12:25:10 PM

Hmm The PSU that you recommended (Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada) Doesn't have any rating, and its only been used in one build. I am looking for something long lasting and futureproof and a good one under the same price. Which also had a good reputation for cable management :) 

Update: Hmm I am looking up some reviews on it I may use it :)  I always like something which will look good :) 
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June 30, 2014 6:58:37 AM

XFX uses Seasonic internals in that PSU. It is a good one for sure.
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June 30, 2014 7:04:14 AM

I would go with this instead. Much better CPU and GPU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.86 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.44 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($314.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.45 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.75 @ Vuugo)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($35.25 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1095.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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