can anyone advise me on what motherboard would be best to go with an
amd phenom ii x4 940 im going to be using ddr3 and a standard atx size tower would prefer asus or gigabyte but would need a board that supports the chip out the box and dont break the bank £100 max if im honest
thx for the quick reply some nice boards there
i did think about using my original case im using at the moment which is a thermaltake lan case but then i would have to use a matx board and wasnt sure if temps would be a problem with the quad core chip etc in a smaller case whats your thoughts on that the main problem being less room for expansion in a small case with matx board?
yeah i hear what your saying think be best stick with a atx case then not much limit on what i can put in there been looking at this board
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H AMD 890GX but when i look on the gigabyte site it dont list the x4 970 only upto the x4 965 in the cpu support list i also get the same on asus own site but from what i gather there prety much the same chip just one slightly faster just need it to work out the box aint got another cpu to do bios update with.
just a quick question if i got a motherboard from asus is it possible to update the bios even if i put in a chip thats not on the supported cpu list because chances of getting a asus board with very latest bios that lists my cpu are slim as the boards prob been on shelf of supplier a while.