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Please help me select the best motherboard for Phenom II x4 955 BE

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February 5, 2011 9:23:50 AM

Sorry, I don't know what to select under Sub-category so I just selected Asus, but my real question is, how do I determine which motherboard to choose? I know my question is a bit vague so please bear with me as I'll explain more.

I'll be getting a Phenom II x4 955 BE in 2 - 3 months from now. I'm trying to decide which motherboard to get. I am not planning to overclock anytime soon but I would like the mobo to have that feature as I will try that out after about a year or so. I will be using the rig 90% for gaming and surfing the net. I don't go to school anymore and my line of work doesn't require me to use editing programs, so it's really for gaming mostly. I have read a lot of good reviews for different motherboards and almost all of them have the same features. I want to get the latest yet I don't want to spend to much as I am working on a limited budget. I have already selected some motherboards which I think would be best. I don't think I'll be needing more than 1 GPU or maybe you can give me any suggestion.

1. Asrock 890GX Extreme3 890GX CrossfireX
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7
LINK: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

4. Gigabyte GA-890FX-UD5
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5. Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H 890GX Crossfire
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6. MSI 890FXA-GD70 Quad Crossfire
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These are basically all the motherboards available in our area, so I don't have any other choices. I was planning to get the Asrock mobo because it fits my budget but I'm worried that it won't function that well because it's a bit cheap, so I'm digging deeper into my pocket and I'm willing to spend a bit more if I can get a mobo that function's well enough to last or at least something that won't be obsolete after 1 year or so. Please help me decide.
February 5, 2011 11:38:50 AM

Since you will only be going with 1 GPU for now...
#1 looks like a winner especially for the price(no need to worry though Asrock makes very solid boards) but if your one of those guys that like the fancy stuff #5 and #7 will be really nice to get
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