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Best AM3 motherboard for around 100$

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August 25, 2010 6:50:54 PM

Ok well I'm in need of a solid motherboard for around 100$. During my research I came across these two, don't know which i should go with(was leaning towards the ASROCK).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Already had this board suggested to me, but had to RMA it because it would not POST and it seems it is a regular problem with that board from other reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any other good ones out there I haven't come across? From the articles I've read, these are the best three for around that price tag.

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August 25, 2010 7:34:04 PM

anybody? O.o
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August 25, 2010 7:57:32 PM

All of them are good,you can't go wrong with either.
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August 25, 2010 8:09:40 PM

Maziar said:
All of them are good,you can't go wrong with either.


Well with the msi one alot of ppl are having trouble with that board even tho it has good specs and reviews from articles, so i dont want to go through that again if i can avoid it.
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August 25, 2010 8:50:52 PM

I don't know much about Asrock. I'd go with the gigabyte board, they tend to be good quality.
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August 25, 2010 8:53:16 PM

Although, the Asrock is the only one that would be good for CF, as the MSI and Giga boards run 16x/4x. The Asrock lets you go dual 8x.
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August 25, 2010 9:00:22 PM

MrMooky said:
Although, the Asrock is the only one that would be good for CF, as the MSI and Giga boards run 16x/4x. The Asrock lets you go dual 8x.


Well aside from the crossfire and/or overclock features, do the boards differ in any way that I would pick one over the other? (Excluding the 1 SATA port that the giga board has over the Asrock board)
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August 25, 2010 9:01:18 PM

Yes i missed CF,MrMooky is right, if you need CF support,then go with Asrock, dual 8x performs noticeably better than 16x4x.
As for the MSI one,well there are always satisfied/dissatisfied customers with a product, but its got good reviews around the web.
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August 25, 2010 9:23:35 PM

i got that same asrock 870 just showed up today. used the cl7 ripjaws 5770 and athlon x3 all booted and installed windows no issues or bios tweaks required. unlocked my x3 and everything is running fine atm i cant find 1 complaint. only thing to complain about this board is the audio plug is right under the pcie so dont plan on using your front panel
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September 1, 2010 8:01:19 PM

Best answer selected by Zakume.
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