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Which AM3+ mobo to get for budget gaming rig

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February 17, 2013 2:11:40 AM

Hi i am trying to get my gaming rig up and running after 2 defective motherboards both were Msi 970a-g46's and i wasn't pleased with them at all i am currently looking for my best replacement option i have made a newegg comparison of some that i am considering tell me what you guys think
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

ps:i do not need crossfire/sli but keep in mind that i do need 1866 mhz memory support and that my cpu is a Phenom ii 965 black edition 125w. i would prefer a full atx board but i am open to suggestions my budget is no more than 110$

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a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2013 2:16:17 AM
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I rather get the asrock 970 extreme 4 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or the gigabyte ud3(the gigabyte being the better one) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 17, 2013 2:29:33 AM

im assuming they both support Sli/CF?
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February 17, 2013 2:36:13 AM

The asrock extreme 4 supports both, the gigabyte only crossfire, but if you don't need those functions, the gigabyte is a slightly better board with more power phases(8+2 vs 4+1 of the asrock).
The asrock 970 extreme 4 is a good board too, though.
February 17, 2013 2:41:42 AM

for a 3$ differance i'll probably go with the Gigabyte just because of their good boards although if i had a problem which company is better for tech support and returns?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2013 2:51:58 AM

Both are good boards, both tech support will be about the same.
February 17, 2013 2:57:53 AM

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