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Best motherboard for AMD FX-8320

I'm planning to build my first pc and wondering what is the best mobo for AMD FX-8320? can someone help and educate me?. thanks! oh btw what site is cheapest. thank you so much!
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  1. Not the best, but here's an option: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/SABERTOOTH_990FX_R20/#CPUS
    The CPU requires a BIOS update, but you can use the Flashback feature.
    There are other boards also, but take care if they need a BIOS update for supporting the CPU. You might need an older CPU for updating firstly the BIOS and then installing the FX-8320.
  2. alexoiu said:
    Not the best, but here's an option: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/SABERTOOTH_990FX_R20/#CPUS
    The CPU requires a BIOS update, but you can use the Flashback feature.
    There are other boards also, but take care if they need a BIOS update for supporting the CPU. You might need an older CPU for updating firstly the BIOS and then installing the FX-8320.



    can i plug in my processor straight ahead on that motherboard or i need to update it first because i don't know how to update it and it's my first computer.
  3. You'll need to update the BIOS firstly, by saving the BIOS file on a FAT formatted USB stick, inserting the stick in a special Flashback USB port and usng the Flashback button.
  4. alexoiu said:
    You'll need to update the BIOS firstly, by saving the BIOS file on a FAT formatted USB stick, inserting the stick in a special Flashback USB port and usng the Flashback button.



    ok. but if it show it supported on the list i don't need to update it and can use my processor without updating the bios?
  5. Best answer
    The list shows the BIOS version starting with which the CPU is supported.
    All the newer BIOS versions starting with the listed one will support that CPU.
    As an example, for the 990FX R2.0, the FX 8320 is supported starting with the 1006 BIOS version. All the newer versions, 1101 and 1201 will also support the 8320.
    Depending on the manufactured date (before or after the BIOS version released date), the board might or might not have the required BIOS version, therefore the update need.
  6. alexoiu said:
    The list shows the BIOS version starting with which the CPU is supported.
    All the newer BIOS versions starting with the listed one will support that CPU.
    As an example, for the 990FX R2.0, the FX 8320 is supported starting with the 1006 BIOS version. All the newer versions, 1101 and 1201 will also support the 8320.
    Depending on the manufactured date (before or after the BIOS version released date), the board might or might not have the required BIOS version, therefore the update need.



    now i get it. thank you so much for the info. i appreciate it a lot.
  7. Best answer selected by zenny301.
  8. I also was wondering if this MOBO http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-970extreme3 would require bios updates for the fx 8320 or not. Could someone please help me determine that?
  9. The necessary BIOS for supporting the 8320 was released in May 2012. If the board is newer than May, it does support the CPU.
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Extreme3/?cat=CPU
    ASrock boards have the BIOS version on a sticker located on the boards' BIOS chips.
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