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Which of these AMD chipsets are better?

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January 26, 2012 11:08:41 AM
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January 26, 2012 1:35:12 PM

Gigabyte, I would avoid asus for sure.
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January 26, 2012 2:22:15 PM

+1 to the avoid asus

Just got an MSI Works fine. They seem to be customer oriented as of ""today""
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January 26, 2012 2:47:16 PM

if you're going to overclock avoid the MSI. They regularly have issues with voltage droop.
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a b V Motherboard
January 26, 2012 2:48:26 PM

Of the ones you listed I'd go with the Gigabyte since it's AM3+ and rather easy for newbies. I do like the ASRock 880GM-LE, but it's only AM3 so it limits your future upgrade options.
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January 26, 2012 3:00:38 PM

How much are you looking to Spend, if you want to Avoid ASUS like these people said (Even tho i have used nothing but ASUS Mobo's and one of there video cards and no issues YET) your gonna have to count ASRock off your list to cause they are basically the same company and Parts. If your gonna cross out ASUS and ASRock, I'd only recommend MSI and Gigabyte thats it, I still would give ASUS a shot..
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January 26, 2012 3:12:39 PM

Sorry I forgot to mention a lot of things I've decided since my first post.

- I don't plan on upgrading, so I don't need AM3+
- I won't be overclocking
- I need microATX
- I don't need USB 3.0 or SATA 6.0
- I'm looking to spend as cheap as possible to have it satisfy my needs of playing Diablo 3 at minimum settings. From the research I've done so far, I'm under the belief I need AM3, 4000 MT/s because apparently higher MT/s aren't effective unless I have AM3+.

I've noticed nobody has addressed the chipset comparison. Is that something not important?
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January 26, 2012 3:27:47 PM

opqpop said:
Sorry I forgot to mention a lot of things I've already decided.

- I don't plan on upgrading, so I don't need AM3+
- I won't be overclocking
- I need microATX
- I don't need USB 3.0 or SATA 6.0
- I'm looking to spend as cheap as possible to have it satisfy my needs of playing Diablo 3 at minimum settings. From the research I've done so far, I'm under the belief I need AM3, 4000 MT/s because apparently higher MT/s aren't effective unless I have AM3+.

I've noticed nobody has addressed the chipset comparison. Is that something not important?


The chipsets only matter in terms of features (unless one is known for being buggy). I would snag the MSI, based on the comments above.
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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2012 2:42:27 AM

Unless you're using the onboard video or unlocking cores (then the sb750 or 710 is of interests) the difference in the chipsets themselves isn't important to you. In your position then I guess I'd say go with the ASRock 880GM-LE. In case you didn't notice the ASRock A785GM-LE you picked is an AM2+ board (Am3 compatible) that uses DDR2 memory, which is more expensive at the moment.
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January 29, 2012 2:29:07 PM

Best answer selected by opqpop.
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January 29, 2012 7:41:23 PM

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