Closed AM3 motherboard advice Tags: CPUs Build Motherboards Product Last response: September 9, 2010 5:07 PM in CPUs Share jonpaul37 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard September 8, 2010 5:49:19 PM Folks, looking to put together an $800 AMD build with a 955 CPU, trying to figure what a good motherboard is, preferably with x8 - x8 crossfire or SLI (or both if that is possible) Thanks in advance. More about : am3 motherboard advice Best solution skervy September 8, 2010 6:11:18 PM asrock 870 extreme3 has been awesome for myself and all the other buyers on newegg at 90$. if another 50$ or more is not an issue im sure others would recommend the asus/gigabyte/msi 790 or 890 boards davcon a c 104 à CPUs a c 90 V Motherboard September 8, 2010 9:44:31 PM Take your pick. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi... Related resources AM3 + Motherboard Advice - Forum Need Advice . Looking for the "best" AMD AM3 gaming Motherboard . - Forum Opinion on ECS A780LM-M2 AM3 Motherboard for new build? - Forum New Motherboard am3 + socket - Forum ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Timop a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard September 8, 2010 10:34:02 PM +1 on the 870 Extreme3, for $90 you get an full equivalent of the $130 890GX boards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... However, with AMD, its SLI or Crossfire, unless you buy a Hydra board (Like the MSI 870A) its either or. megamanx00 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard September 9, 2010 3:06:52 PM With AMD boards it's SLI or Crossfire. Even though there is really no technical limitation to AM3 boards with nVidia chipsets to run Crossfire, it's just another case of nVidia being nVidia. If you want 8x/8x SLI there are only two choices. MSI NF750-G55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or ASUS M4N75TD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For Crossfire a good budget board is ASRock M3A785GXH/128M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or the better and updated ASRock 870 EXTREME3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I also like this Gigabyte board though ti is significantly more expensive GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... jonpaul37 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard September 9, 2010 4:48:51 PM Thanks gang, going with the 870 Extreme3 jonpaul37 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard September 9, 2010 4:49:14 PM Best answer selected by jonpaul37. Mousemonkey a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard September 9, 2010 5:07:27 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed advice in selecting AM3 Processor..!! ForumMotherboard to use with AMD AM3 quad core processor Zosma 960T ForumAMD motherboard recommendation am3 +, All have similar specs and price? ForumSeeking parts advice : AM3 Mobo and RAM for Phenom II x4 945 and HD5770 ForumAM3 With SLI Build Advice Needed And Appreciated ForumChosing new am3 motherboard ForumBest AM2+ motherboard compatible with AM3 ? ForumGIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard ForumPSU Help ForumAcer Aspire 5620 motherboard pin connector ForumBulldozer/Zambezi to be incompatible with AM3 ForumFeatures of ASUS G31 motherboard Forum[Solved] 23.6" AOC 2436 vwh1080p monitor, motherboard/CPU unable to run? ForumHp 09f0h motherboard ForumIncompatibility CPU - motherboard -- HELP More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !