Which MoBo for phenom II x4 955 BE?

Building my first computer and I'm looking to spend up to roughly $100 on a motherboard. Looking to use it for gaming so I plan on buying a separate video card as well. was looking at...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128444

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131668


Was leaning towards the first from the price difference (especially after the rebate) and since it lacks the onboard video card. Other than that these seem like mostly the same to me other than a few ports, if anyone could help with choosing or else if there is a better one for around my price range I'd appreciate the help. Thanks
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  1. Welcome to Tom's Forums! :)

    Of the MOBO's linked the ASUS M4A87TD EVO.

    Another good MOBO to look at is the ASRock 870 EXTREME3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198
  2. Ats5103 said:
    Building my first computer and I'm looking to spend up to roughly $100 on a motherboard. Looking to use it for gaming so I plan on buying a separate video card as well. was looking at...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128444

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131668


    Was leaning towards the first from the price difference (especially after the rebate) and since it lacks the onboard video card. Other than that these seem like mostly the same to me other than a few ports, if anyone could help with choosing or else if there is a better one for around my price range I'd appreciate the help. Thanks


    Hi there!

    I thought that i could help you since we are on the same boat!
    if you want your build to last for a few years to come, may i suggest purchasing a AM3+ socket motherboard (black coloured socket) not only does it support AMD's current line of Phenom II cpus (including the one you mentioned) but also AMD's upcomming line of FX cpus coming out later this year i think so i think it would be wise to do that so you can stay future-proof for longer.

    i would recommend the Asus m5a97 Motherboard its for $119 on newegg and has the am3+ socket and the new UEFI bios (basically its mouse controlled much more pleasent looking bios than the traditional one).

    if u really cant surpass your budget then you have the lower m5a87 from asus but then theres no Crossfire on that board :(

    since i live in Egypt i dont know about the availability of this next one where you live but the AsRock 870 extreme3 has a R2.0 version of it which incorporates the AM3+ socket and its Really good value but once again i dont know its pricing or availability in your area

    what i want to say is if your buying a AMD motherboard now for that processor, You might as well buy one that can support this gen and next gen cpu by AMD at little to no extra cost im buying the same cpu too and thats what im gonna do :bounce:

    hope this helped you!

    Masrawy1973
  3. Well I do need this computer to last for quite some time so the AM3+ socket sounds like the way to go and I dont mind spending a little extra but it seems I need to do some more research now... Thanks for the help so far!
  4. Sure the AM3+ makes sense but only when using the AMD 9XX chipsets, preferably990FX/990X which are x2 your budget. Anything less makes for a poor environment for the Bulldozer CPU. Similar to having a Ferrari engine in a Camry.

    $167 GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514
  5. jaquith said:
    Sure the AM3+ makes sense but only when using the AMD 9XX chipsets, preferably990FX/990X which are x2 your budget. Anything less makes for a poor environment for the Bulldozer CPU. Similar to having a Ferrari engine in a Camry.

    $167 GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514


    if he wanted to upgrade to an FX chip as soon as it came out then he might want to have a look at the 9 series chipsets but if your talking about the spec sheet, they almost add nothing more than the 8 series ones and the performance difference noticed when you put a next gen cpu on a 8 series chipset is said to be negligible so i think he could SAVE alot of money and still get a good deal when he buys an 8 series chipset

    but i dont see any reason for disscussionn because uv got the m5a97 evo @ $120
    so you get the 9 series at a very reasonable price i would have definitely got it if it was out in Egypt you guys are so lucky i had to get the Asus M5a88-v-evo but imo the m5a97 evo is a no brainer because its the value by far.

    Masrawy1973
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