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Help me choose a board

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=N82E16813157323&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

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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  2. djangoringo said:

    Does that board support 1600 ddr3?
  3. 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$.
  4. Why is it better than the one I linked? More oc capabilities ..?
  5. 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-info-database
  6. 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-info-database


    I see. The drop in mhz will have little effect on oc'ing. Thanks for the link to that chart. :)
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. Okay, thank you.
  10. Best answer selected by pwnstarz69.
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