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Need help choosing a new MoBo

Last response: in Overclocking
September 12, 2011 1:26:33 PM

My current system is:

-1 x GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
-1 x Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-1 x ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G

-1 x OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
-1 x AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGIBOX

-1 x XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

The current mobo is not working. I have been told to replace it by multiple people, so, thats my plan. At this point, it's looking like this desktop will just be a secondary computer, so I do not want to spend too much. Too much being anything over $120.

I would like USB 3.0. On-board graphics is not needed.

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a c 295 K Overclocking
September 12, 2011 2:07:55 PM

If you want replace the mobo now I suggest you go with an AM3+ mobo that support the AM3+ CPUs but those mobos cost more that $120. Here is a good option for price/performance.

For $150
September 13, 2011 9:30:29 PM

I suppose I could always stick to just a plain AM3 mobo. I had not planned on spending quite that much. I probably shouldnt be too picky; let's just say I am looking for something that works and will last a little while.
a b K Overclocking
September 16, 2011 12:58:56 PM

high recommendation to save and get an am3+ mobo if you are going to "upgrade"