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Best mother board for A6 5400.?

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December 21, 2012 3:56:29 AM

which is the best, mother board for me, something under 100 bucks,
just to be used with A6 onboard graphics, no discrete video card,
just surfing the net, using XBMC, playing movies, you tube, some games nothing serious..

thank you..

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December 21, 2012 5:37:57 AM

The A6 5400 is a socket FM2 CPU - so any FM2 mobo'll work. For what you're doing, a Gigabyte GA-F2A75-D3H should do the trick. It fits that budget of yours at USD $100 and it's made by a reputable brand. It's the best around the $100 pricerange.

As an alternative, you could go with the ASUS F2A85-M. It's a good mATX board for light activities which is mainly what you plan to do. This retails for $99 USD aswell.

I advise you to stay away from Asrock FM2 boards - i've heard plenty of bad things about them.

Why don't you wait for the new Piledriver CPUs instead?
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December 21, 2012 5:42:13 AM

Fisrt you need to decide on which chipset you want.
Read this: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/FM2_APU_Review/2...

Then, you chose the cheapest mobo that has everything you want and comes from a respectable brand. If I may suggest, asrock are usually leaders in performance per dollar at almost any given price point
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December 21, 2012 6:26:45 AM

I want HDMI, looks like can't find ones for under 100 bucks though..
Intel is better in this regard.

Pile driver? LOL never heard of it outside wrestling LOL ... when are these due?
Im pretty happy with the trinity though..

also can't I get a F1 board? they are cheaper.. wont it fit with the A6 5400?
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December 21, 2012 7:20:55 AM

Caspase said:
Fisrt you need to decide on which chipset you want.
Read this: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/FM2_APU_Review/2...

Then, you chose the cheapest mobo that has everything you want and comes from a respectable brand. If I may suggest, asrock are usually leaders in performance per dollar at almost any given price point

+1 for asrock leading in performance per dollar
dont wait on amd, thats never a good bet, the last 2 generations were mediocre
here is a good fm2 motherboard with hdmi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 21, 2012 7:45:03 AM

coffeeman11 said:
that is a nice board, but where I live in Asia it costs 150 dollars.

I am going to go with this one..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

as it's 80 dollars here..

what you think?

ratings deem it unreliable, can you find another in your range?
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December 21, 2012 7:48:28 AM

you would have to get a llano cpu if you want an fm1 board, but thats a pretty good board
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December 21, 2012 8:06:39 AM

Anonymous said:
you would have to get a llano cpu if you want an fm1 board, but thats a pretty good board



ohh so the A6 needs a F2 board?

so I can stop wasting my time looking at F1 boards? hahaha
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December 21, 2012 8:15:17 AM

well there are llano a6 processors which take fm1 and trinity a6 processors that take fm2, make sure your processor and apu are compatible
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