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Best motherboard for A10 5800K

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I'm planning on getting an A10 5800K and no discrete graphics card. I've read that AMD recommends the A85 motherboard for their A10 5800K but i don't need all the extra features. I understand it only has sata 3gb/s and usb 2.0 but i don't mind. Just wondering if it would bottleneck the gaming performance in any way at full load compared to the a75 or a85. I want to undervolt it and/or overclock the integrated graphics frequency a bit. I plan on playing starcraft 2 at about medium settings on 1260/780 or so.

Newegg has deals on an a10 with all 3 different gigabyte motherboard combo deals. Are they a good brand motherboard?

Also gonna get 8 gigs of Ripjaw 1866 ram . Was wondering if they were also a good brand. Seems their latency timings are tighter then the average. Although i guess i can just change them manually anyway.

3 questions in one but i like to save space:)
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  1. Avoid A55 mobo, A75 is good enough.
    Gigabyte is good brand.
    G.skill is a good one too, make sure you get low profile ram like ares.
  2. butremor said:
    Avoid A55 mobo, A75 is good enough.
    Gigabyte is good brand.
    G.skill is a good one too, make sure you get low profile ram like ares.


    A55 is the motherboard for socket FM1 CPUs. FM2 CPUs use the A85/A75 chipset. If you want a specific recommendation I'd suggest one of these:

    - Asrock A75FM2 Pro 4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157333
    - Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128577

    For RAM you don't really need 1866MHz, 1600 will do fine, get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544

    Or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095
  3. Instead of the A10 5800k, I'd recommend getting the Celeron G540 and a Radeon HD 7750. It will give you much better performance for the same price.
  4. Pingypoker said:
    Instead of the A10 5800k, I'd recommend getting the Celeron G540 and a Radeon HD 7750. It will give you much better performance for the same price.


    Why would you recommend a Celeron over Trinity? Take away the integrated graphics, Trinity has an unlocked multiplier and is a very overclock friendly CPU where the Celeron isn't.

    Not even remotely close to the same level of performance: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/675?vs=72
  5. A55 Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1146365

    It says it's an FM2 socket. Also, does it matter that it is small form factor? I can't tell any difference between this and the larger ones.
  6. Deelish said:
    A55 Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1146365

    It says it's an FM2 socket. Also, does it matter that it is small form factor? I can't tell any difference between this and the larger ones.


    That's a mATX board though - I'd get a full one for a desktop build.
  7. Best answer
    Deelish said:
    My first post, hope I chose the right forum category:)

    I'm planning on getting an A10 5800K and no discrete graphics card. I've read that AMD recommends the A85 motherboard for their A10 5800K but i don't need all the extra features. I understand it only has sata 3gb/s and usb 2.0 but i don't mind. Just wondering if it would bottleneck the gaming performance in any way at full load compared to the a75 or a85. I want to undervolt it and/or overclock the integrated graphics frequency a bit. I plan on playing starcraft 2 at about medium settings on 1260/780 or so.

    Newegg has deals on an a10 with all 3 different gigabyte motherboard combo deals. Are they a good brand motherboard?

    Also gonna get 8 gigs of Ripjaw 1866 ram . Was wondering if they were also a good brand. Seems their latency timings are tighter then the average. Although i guess i can just change them manually anyway.

    3 questions in one but i like to save space:)



    Get this mobo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128570

    and for the RAMs that'll fine.
  8. g-unit1111 said:
    A55 is the motherboard for socket FM1 CPUs. FM2 CPUs use the A85/A75 chipset.

    I do disagree with you http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A55M-DGS/index.ru.asp

    tech_twist said:


    Yes, good one ^
  9. tech_twist said:
    Get this mobo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128570

    and for the RAMs that'll fine.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1146361

    I'm gonna go for the a75 since it also has the 30$ off combo deal too. 15$ more and a bit more future proof. Thanks everyone for the help:)
  10. Best answer selected by Deelish.
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