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[Need Advice] Best Motherboard for FX-8120

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February 21, 2012 10:09:36 PM

Hey all

I am building a PC and want some advice on the motherboard

I am looking for something that is best bang for the buck with the following requirements:

1) Usable with FX-8120
2) Good for overclocking the above
3) Will run 16 Gig of 1666 DDR3 RAM
4) Will have PCI to CF in the future (7950s)
5) Fits in the Coolmaster Storm Sniper Case http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
6) Accommodates the 212 Hyper Evo CPU cooler http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Thanks all for any advice

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a c 128 V Motherboard
February 21, 2012 10:43:08 PM

I didn't pay attention to price, since you didn't list a budget.

Here's an all around good MB with good overclocking potential, and will fit the EVO, and the case.
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b V Motherboard
February 21, 2012 10:50:50 PM

Is this a gaming pc? Do you already have your cpu? If not you know what I'm going to tell you....
-Bruce
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February 21, 2012 10:54:43 PM

abekl said:
I didn't pay attention to price, since you didn't list a budget.

Here's an all around good MB with good overclocking potential, and will fit the EVO, and the case.
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I dont really have a budget so to speak, but i want to get the best motherboard for the money.

I was looking at that motherboard, how does it compare to the 990FXA?

i really like teh colours of that motherboard though (lmao, not the best thing to base my decision on though :D )
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February 21, 2012 10:55:34 PM

dish_moose said:
Is this a gaming pc? Do you already have your cpu? If not you know what I'm going to tell you....
-Bruce


Not to be rude, but this isnt a should i get a i5 2500k question, i am gettin the FX-8120
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a b V Motherboard
February 21, 2012 11:11:59 PM

JordanR44

Do you live near a MicroCenter store? They are selling the FX8120 for $200 and a $120 credit on a motherboard. I like the Asus Sabertooth 990FX. You can get the FX8120 and Asus motherboard for $280 total.
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February 21, 2012 11:14:12 PM

nah, i wish, i live in Canada and we dont have any microcenters there..... i look at their prices and it makes me sad
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a c 128 V Motherboard
February 21, 2012 11:38:52 PM

JordanR44 said:
I dont really have a budget so to speak, but i want to get the best motherboard for the money.

I was looking at that motherboard, how does it compare to the 990FXA?

The only thing the FXA has is an extra PCI-E slot, for a total of 4.
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February 22, 2012 3:54:16 AM

abekl said:
The only thing the FXA has is an extra PCI-E slot, for a total of 4.


so if i am only lookin to use the PCI to CF, i should only need the 3 right?
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a c 128 V Motherboard
February 22, 2012 4:00:41 AM

You really only need two to CF, but the board comes with three.
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August 17, 2012 12:56:03 AM

abekl said:
I didn't pay attention to price, since you didn't list a budget.

Here's an all around good MB with good overclocking potential, and will fit the EVO, and the case.
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


i have that motherboard and it runs fantastic! i have 2 gtx550 ti's in it running sli. i have the same processor but i have a liquid cooler on my cpu just for fun. i might help tho when i start to try overclocking.
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