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Upgrading my PC - Looking for a quality mobo for FX-8 8120

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June 24, 2012 2:39:39 PM

Hi everyone :) 
I am doing a major upgrade of my PC this summer, but I don't have a very large budget.
I am planning on upgrading my AMD Phenom II x4 970 to a AMD Bulldozer FX-8 8120 3.1Ghz, my case which is some CiT rubbish to a CM Storm Enforcer, and finally my motherboard. I am also getting a nice Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD. I do however plan on sticking with my 8GB of Corsair 1333Mhz Memory, however I will probably upgrade this in the future.

My current motherboard is a Gigabyte M68MT-S2P so I definitely need to upgrade that, but I'm not entirely sure what I should get. I am looking for a motherboard which has compatible USB 3.0 Headers for my CM Storm Enforcer case, and also generally a good motherboard to support future upgrades such as multiple GPU's.

I am currently looking at the Asus M5A99X EVO 990X and the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3, so I was wondering whether anyone here could give me any advice on what motherboard to get. I would prefer to spend less than £110, however I will go slightly over if necessary.

June 24, 2012 2:59:34 PM

Okay, do you think the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 would be an ideal choice?
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June 24, 2012 3:02:05 PM

The Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 really is the best board you can get for your use. Go for it.
June 24, 2012 3:11:21 PM

Alright, thanks for the advice :) 
June 24, 2012 3:28:55 PM

^ +1 to that info - gigabyte boards are rock solid.