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Hi, I am planning to build a new computer within the next year. I have already bought an AMD Athlon II X3 455, but I don't know which kind of motherboard I should get. I don't think I will upgrade this computer very soon after I get it, maybe a year for a graphics card, and even 3 to 4 years until a new CPU, if I end up needing more cores or more "horsepower" :p . I've heard that AM3+ is coming to a close in about a year and a half. Still, is having the luxury of compatibility for things like SLI and AM3+ worth the extra money, for the slim chance that I do want to upgrade? (I'm "very young", so I only get about $15 a week by mowing lawns.) Thanks if you replied! ;)
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  1. AFAIK, there is no AMD socket that has any upgrade capabilities like the AM3+ ATM.

    it is your best choice.
  2. GrandAndreasK said:
    I think that is a little... out of my budget :(
  3. ChaseCTech said:
    I think that is a little... out of my budget :(

    is this too much?
    MSI 990XA-GD55 AM3+ $119.99
    or
    GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ $81.99
  4. Anonymous said:
    that is in my budget, thanks
  5. What about the ASUS M5A88-M? It looks has good features, has integrated graphics, and is in my budget. Whaddaya think?
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    Geez :sarcastic: .... but if i have to bend down to the next gen starter-rig level then i'd say go and mow a couple more lawns and get this one.....ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ $134.99 :bounce:

    But if it wont fit in your computer case then don't worry the 99$ asus will get the job done...


    It got great potential for starter upgrades... and maybe you could wish for a cpu for birthday/christmas :ange:
  7. GrandAndreasK said:
    Geez :sarcastic: .... but if i have to bend down to the next gen starter-rig level then i'd say go and mow a couple more lawns and get this one.....MSI 990XA-GD55 AM3+ $134.99 :bounce:

    But if it wont fit in your computer case then don't worry the 99$ asus will get the job done...


    It got great potential for starter upgrades... and maybe you could wish for a cpu for birthday/christmas :ange:
    I already bought an AMD Athlon II X3 455... and I think your link is "broken".
  8. Fixed.


    Bouth Asus's is good

    That Gigabyte is good too

    GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AM3+ $89.99
    GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ $109.99
    GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ $129.99
    GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ $139.99

    But stay away from MSI....it is not as good as the others


    Just go for the color you like best

    You really get what you pay for
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