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February 16, 2013 7:16:03 PM

Can anyone recommend me a motherboard for about $60? I like this board so far but im curious if you guys know of a better one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Please tell me why you think its a better choice, and limit suggestions to newegg.com ONLY. Thanks.

System so far for moderate gaming;

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.4 Ghz quad core processor
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
GPU: sapphire radeon 7850 2gb oc version
PSU: Antec Basiq VP450 450W Power Supply ATX12V V2
Other: Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600

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February 16, 2013 7:19:48 PM
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February 16, 2013 7:37:41 PM

Nope, it will default at a lower frequency, but for a budget board it's a good one, it the vrm has a heatsink in the latest revision, it's decent for oc, no problems reported.
If you want better get a board with the 970 chipset, but that will cost a bit more, for 80-90$.
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February 16, 2013 9:56:56 PM

Why is it better than the one I linked? More oc capabilities ..?
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February 16, 2013 10:29:58 PM

It has been reported that the asus can't handle 125W cpus at stock, the gigabyte is a fine board with 4+1 power phases, no reports of throttling, it has a heatsink for the vrm, yes it's better for overclocking and overall better board.
See here for info : http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-...
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February 16, 2013 10:41:37 PM

djangoringo said:
It has been reported that the asus can't handle 125W cpus at stock, the gigabyte is a fine board with 4+1 power phases, no reports of throttling, it has a heatsink for the vrm, yes it's better for overclocking and overall better board.
See here for info : http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-...


I see. The drop in mhz will have little effect on oc'ing. Thanks for the link to that chart. :) 
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February 17, 2013 10:00:07 PM

I don't really understand the fsb speed vs cpu speed. The boards I have been looking at have a higher fsb than the one you linked? What is the difference?
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a c 81 V Motherboard
February 17, 2013 10:15:04 PM

You just linked for the asrock board, and no it won't make a difference, you won't find good am3+ board at 60$, the gigabyte is decent, even for a bit of overclocking.
If you want a better board spend a bit more and get either the asrock 970 extreme 3/4 or the ASUS M5A97 R2.0
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February 17, 2013 10:36:55 PM

Okay, thank you.
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February 17, 2013 10:37:13 PM

Best answer selected by pwnstarz69.
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