Motherboard for FX 6300 - No old CPU to flash BIOS
Sorry if this has already been asked but a search didn't return any definite answers.
What would be my best option for a motherboard to go with a Piledriver FX 6300, preferably for under £100? I don't have an old AM3/+ processor lying around and would rather not have to buy one just to flash the BIOS so I need a board that will either accept the CPU out of the box or allow me to update the BIOS without a recognised CPU (which I believe some of the Asus boards can do).
I had originally been looking at the Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 as I may be doing some moderate overclocking in the future but I know that it needs the latest BIOS to support the Vishera cores. Has anyone purchased one of these boards and been able to post with a Piledriver processor without updating first? If so, where did you buy the board from?
I'm unlikely to be running SLI/Crossfire in the future but would be looking to keep the board for a few years, probably with a processor upgrade further down the line to keep me going.
I'd really appreciate any advice that anyone has on this. Thanks
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Hi, Sabertooth 990Fx R2.0 would be an option. You can use the Flashback. The same with M5A99FX PRO R2.0. Or look for other ASUS boards with the Flashback feature.