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Looking for a new motherboard around $125 CAD

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October 18, 2011 3:45:06 AM

Hi all,

A while back I bought a Compaq CQ5521F for use at home. As time went on, I began to game more and more on it. I eventually bought myself a GTX 560 as well as a new PSU. I am looking to upgrade my processor and motherboard and get some new DDR3 RAM. I’ve decided on an AMD Phenom II X4 965, however I have yet to decide on a motherboard. I am looking for a fairly cheap motherboard around $125. I do not plan on overclocking, but I would like to be able to upgrade the processor later if I desire.

I am looking at this model after it was suggested to me. Asus M4A89GTD
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_id...

However, I’m also looking at this model as well it being slightly cheaper. Asus M5A88-V EVO
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

I will do most of my shopping at Canada Computers. I am wondering which of the motherboards will be the better buy. Is there anything else that would be better for the price? Thanks for your time

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