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May 16, 2010 5:16:59 AM

Hi,

I am currently planning a gaming computer build, with AMD/ATI parts.
I wanted to post here and see what motherboards people would recommend. I've never purchased a motherboard before, so I'm somewhat new to this, but I want a board that will be as future-proof as possible.
It needs:
Support for phenom II x4 (AM3)
2 pci-e 2.0 slots
and all around good build quality, with room for upgrades.

I would like to keep it in the <$200 range.

Any suggestions? What's your favorite brand?

Overclocking is not a necessary part, as I'm currently not into overclocking. But it would be nice to have that option open for the future.

FrPSh

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May 16, 2010 6:12:27 AM

Hi.

Here are some good options for u.

1- Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5
2- ASUS M4A89TD PRO
3- MSI 890FXA-GD70

Those are very solid and good mobos. Or for a little more u can get the ASUS Crosshair IV
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May 17, 2010 12:07:06 AM

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May 17, 2010 2:37:36 AM

If I'm probably not going to do much overclocking, do these boards seem like a bit of overkill? Or would they still be good for me?
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May 17, 2010 2:41:48 AM

What would be the advantage of having an 890fx vs. an 790fx?
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May 17, 2010 3:28:57 AM

The 890FX ha native support for the X6, SATA III and USB 3.0, the 790FX doesn't have this features.

And with the 890FX u will have more future proof that with the 790FX.
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May 17, 2010 3:30:21 AM

Okay cool. What about an 890GX? That's just less options for PCI-e slots right?
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May 17, 2010 3:32:02 AM

Yeah, the 890GX is the little sister of the 890FX, with less PCI-E lines and some features.
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May 17, 2010 3:42:50 AM

Alright - thanks for the info. :) 
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May 17, 2010 3:45:53 AM

Any time.
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