Recommended AMD FX8120 Motherboard


For my first build I am looking to use the AMD FX8120, and I would like to know a good, reliable and compliant motherboard (ideally ones without BIOS issues, etc). Currently I have allocated the ASUS M5A87

Here is my current parts list

I look forward to your input and suggestions, thanks.
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  1. What's your budget - I have the 990FX Sabertooth and it's fantastic
  2. I have the ASUS 990FX Sabertooth with the FX8120 and it runs flawless,just remember to use a different cooling solution the stock heatsink and fan are useless.I use a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO to cool my CPU,which i have overclocked and stable and cool at 4.0 ghz.
  3. Thanks for the suggestions, the ASUS 990FX is a little out of my budget, I was thinking of going for

    Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard GA-970A-DS3

    What do you think?

    Also, I am amazed that AMD ship out a processor without a fan good enough to cool it? Why is this?

    Thanka again
  4. My budget for the whole build was £400, but now I might have to stretch out to £500, based on needing a cooler and also thinking of adding a SSD too.
  5. I agree great deal ^
  6. HI,
    Thanks first of all for the valueable info.

    I am planning to setup home lab for running multiple VMs (Linux), especially Oracle RAC 3 node, with host as win 7 64bit prof.

    Going through this thread, I planned to use proc - AMD FX8210, mbo - ASROCK 990FX Extreme 4 , RAM - 8GB (future expansion) , HDD 1TB.
    Do I need separate cooling for this proc?
    Is 400W power supply sufficient or do I need 600W?
    what cabin do I need for this setup (lots available and got confused)

    Thanks again.
  7. Sorry,I don't know,The huawei AR1200 provides which models.
  8. Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    This wid be a great mobo having all sorts of feature like
    1.1866 mhz ram support i NORMAL mode
    2.crossfire x plus sli support
    3.8+2 phase cpu vrm
    4.dual bios so no bios issues as u asked for

    I checked ol ur parts list its compatible to all n certainly the best buy

    Wud appreciate a best ans marking if this was helpfull
  9. For aftermarket cooling get a hyper 212 plus just for 30usd

    Amd coolers are just for normal cooling but when cpu is at high load u ll need a aftermarket cooler to lower the temps as compared to the stock one
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