I've been looking around for a decent mobo to replace my current dying Am2+ mobo. I need something thats under 100 canadian dollars and it has to be within Canada (most american companies don't ship to canada).
I'm looking for a cheap and reliable Am3 (or AM3+) motherboard that I can depend on since I don't have the money to buy more motherboards.
I live in the Durham region in Southern Ontario, so I have access to Best Byte and Canada Computers (both are within bus distance), while I can shop online at Tigerdirect or newegg canada. I'll accept suggestions from any of those 4 retailers.
Like I said, it has to be under 100 bucks and has to be reliable, and like the title says, I need a micro ATX mobo (I don't have any ATX cases and I really don't want to make a computer case out of cardboard). It also must support DDR3 RAM (I'm not sticking with DDR2 since its so slow to me now)
I really hope to get some decent suggestions soon, as I wont have 100 bucks forever.
I find that hard to believe. There appears to be ample space around the NB on both boards.
What cooler are you using?
I have a Asus Triton 70, its a fair sized Dual fan cooler with a long locking lug. I've already bent the crap out of my M3A78-VM's North bridge heatsink (and I've only removed the cooler like, 4 times since i got the mobo in 2008)
Well, I went with the ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX. I hope its worth the 65 bucks plus shipping and taxes. My dad was a little annoyed that the ASRock costed more then the mobo I was originally planning on getting at a local store.
Now to wait forever for my motherboard to come (I have no faith in delivery services)
damn, I hate when I waste peoples time... My card kept getting declined for some lame reason so I had to go over to Whitby and get a motherboard from my favorite computer shop (Best Byte). I went with the ASUS M5A97-R2.0 AM3 mobo and a new case to hold it all. I love the new board though the lack of onboard graphics kinda sucks (incase I need it when my video card dies).
Only problem I have is noisy fans, but my old computer was pretty loud anyways, so its nothing new. I'll figure something out in the mean time.
Anyways thanks for your help people, sorry that it was wasted though...