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May 25, 2012 9:59:13 PM

Hello everyone. I am almost done with my build but need to decide on a good motherboard. Can you all please help me choose one? I am looking for one under $130 and that supports AMD 3+. 970 and 990fx preferred. Crossfire-able preferred. USB 3.0 connections to the front of the case preferred. And most importantly, on that I will be able to keep for many years.

System:
XFX Radeon HD 6870 GPU
OCZ ZT 650W PSU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE CPU
G.SKILL Ripjaws 8Gb RAM
Antec Illusion CASE
Samsung 500Gb HDD
Asus CD/DVD reader/writer



1. ASRock 970 EXTREME3 ATX AMD Motherboard
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 ATX AMD Motherboard

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

3. ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you know of one better than the ones listed above, please give a link and specifically state why its better.

Thanks Everyone!

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May 25, 2012 10:06:34 PM

Hello, I'm using the GA-970a-D3 Board and it is a great board. It is a cheap board, but it has some great features. Although I will be upgrading to your 3rd choice, the ASRock 990FX Extreme3 :) 
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May 25, 2012 10:09:45 PM

samotage said:
Hello, I'm using the GA-970a-D3 Board and it is a great board. It is a cheap board, but it has some great features. Although I will be upgrading to your 3rd choice, the ASRock 990FX Extreme3 :) 


What do you like/dislike about it? And why will you be switching to the ASRock board? Is it easy to overclock with it?
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May 25, 2012 10:19:07 PM

It's an amazing board for the price. It's easy to install, all my parts fit nicely. There are no bad points about it. I will be upgrading to one of ASRock's Board's simly because I'm thinking about SLI-ing a GTX 560, and also because I need more RAM slots. I've never overclocked but it is a very simple BIOS interface. It takes a few seconds to overclock your RAM, CPU and GPU.

- Samo
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May 25, 2012 10:22:15 PM

samotage said:
It's an amazing board for the price. It's easy to install, all my parts fit nicely. There are no bad points about it. I will be upgrading to one of ASRock's Board's simly because I'm thinking about SLI-ing a GTX 560, and also because I need more RAM slots. I've never overclocked but it is a very simple BIOS interface. It takes a few seconds to overclock your RAM, CPU and GPU.

- Samo



Do you recommend any other motherboard outside of the three listed above? Also, if I went for the first one would I be able to overclock? And is it a good motherboard?
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May 26, 2012 1:58:41 AM

I have an Asus Sabertooth 990FX, its an awesome board, but a little on the pricey side. Honestly, I regret not pairing it with a Phenom II 1100T (which were still available at the time I did my build).

I helped a guy I met on here build a system recently with this board and the Phenom II 965 and a 6870, he really loves the computer.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

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May 26, 2012 2:01:22 AM

samotage said:
Is it a good board? I'm looking at upgrading from the GA-970a-D3


if you want more options than you will ever use in overclocking!?!?! lol :D  its for you!!


best motherboard i have ever had, also. if you are budget tight the sabertooth is a nice option.


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