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May 31, 2012 8:40:11 AM

Hey guys, I had my computer build completely picked out but I thought I should upgrade my mother board which one should I get? Also, I want to spend about $100-$150 on the motherboard.
Here's my build-

Case- COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP http://www.frys.com/search?search_type=regular&sqxts=1&...

Processor- AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card- EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD- OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM- Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply- RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks :wahoo: 

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a c 125 V Motherboard
May 31, 2012 10:33:30 AM

A good mid-range board that I like to recommend to AMD people is this. It has all the bells a whistles, and is very durable:
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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a c 400 V Motherboard
May 31, 2012 4:33:33 PM

+1^
A nice $100 board.

If you are going to be gaming at resolutions above 1680x1050, I would recommend a step up in your graphics card choice, though.

I'm glad to see you wil be relying on a SSD for your main drive. The green drives are a tad slower than regular drives (5400rpm vs 7200rpm). And some of them have the nasty habit of going into sleep mode.
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June 4, 2012 4:02:00 AM

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