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Is this mobo, 880GM-LE FX, worthy of the FX-8350?

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December 19, 2012 2:48:38 AM

I have an Asrock 880GM-LE FX motherboard and I'd like some feedback whether it's worthy of a FX-8350 CPU. Why or Why not??

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December 19, 2012 11:02:54 AM

no. get something with usb 3.0 at least. whats the most you are willing to spend and do you want micro atx or atx?
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December 19, 2012 11:35:49 AM

Well as far as ATX or Micro ATX that doesn't matter. As far as price I'd say around $120 or so. I don't really OC anything because I don't know how to do that so I'll mainly be using stock speeds. I was thinking of getting the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (rev. 3.0), although I can't seem to find the rev. 3.0 anywhere yet. Would that be a worthy Mobo for the FX-8350 or should I go for something a bit more expensive?

Some other PC specs that I have are:
8GB or Ram DDR3 1333
Radeon HD 6870
Phenom X4 965 BE
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December 19, 2012 12:21:35 PM

The Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (rev. 3.0) is a bloody good board for its price, six sata 3 ports, 8 usb 2 ports on the IO panel, plus 2 usb 3 as well. Great for overclocking, I'm running a FX-6100 at 4,0ghz, 8 gb of cheap ddr3 1600mhz ram coupled with a 560gtx, plays Skyrim on high settings at 59/60 fps and BF3 multi on ultra, not sure the fps for that but its silky smooth, all COD games on max settings 45 fps silky. With a 8350 it would be a great setup, just one word of advice, FX chips love fast ram. Only one problem I find with this board is it takes a little while for the bios to handover control to the operating system, on my bulldozer it does, I googled it and its a common problem that can be fixed by flashing a newer bios, I'm on F9 now and its annoying, a flash to F12 is meant to fix it
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December 19, 2012 4:36:40 PM

The only reason I'm thinking of getting the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (rev. 3.0) is because I was told that Gigabyte and Asus mobo are better than the Asrock mobo, although I've never had a problem with the Asrock mobo.

Vanwazltoff is suggesting the ASRock 970 EXTREME3, which again I wouldn't have a problem buying, but at the same time I'd like to get a mobo that can use faster ram than DDR3 1333 without having to OC it.

Any Suggestions???
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