Is 970 a good AM3+ for mid-budget gaming build? Tags: Gaming am3+ 970 Build Motherboards 990FX Last response: March 27, 2013 10:17 AM in Motherboards Share axekicker March 27, 2013 9:44:51 AM Hi guys, most builds I see are using 990FX motherboards, although they are a bit pricey, so are 970 am3+ mobos a better choice if i want to step down a bit from 990FX? I'm planning to go with these parts: AMD FX8350 (4.0GHZ) ASROCK 970 Extreme 4 CRUCIAL BALLISTIX 8GB 1600 CL8(2x4GB) WDGTL 500GB SATA 3.0 7200RPM BLUE XFX HIS HD 7950 IceQ X2 BOOST SEASONIC S12II 520W (ANY CHASSIS) I'm planning to use it as a gaming machine. With none to little overclocking as of the moment (maybe when i learn). Any input on the build is also really really appreciated. Thank you very much! ^_^ More about : 970 good am3 mid budget gaming build itzdanielp a c 121 V Motherboard March 27, 2013 10:17:03 AM For a standard gaming machine, with little to no overclocking that will work great for what you want. The 990FX's have a few extra features, but nothing that you would need based on the components you are listing. That is also a great 970 motherboard for the price Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs MSI 970 Gaming ATX AM3+ a good motherboard? Forum SolvedIs the MSI 970 GAMING Socket AM3+ 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard any good? Forum SolvedIs the Gigabyte GA-970A-UP3P ATX AM3+ a good mobo for my build? Forum SolvedNeed help: mATX or mini-ITX mid-budget gaming build Forum SolvedParts Compatibility With MSI 970 Gaming AM3+ (AMD) Forum SolvedAmd 6300 and msi 970 gaming am3+ Forum Solvedmsi 970A-G43 AM3+ good board? Forum SolvedIs the MSI 970A-G43 good for gaming and budget builds? Forum SolvedGood 970 AM3+ Mobo for overclocking Forum SolvedIs a ASRock 970DE3/U3S3, AM3+, ATX a good motherboard? Forum MSI 970 Gaming AM3+ Forum AM3+ MSI-970A-G46 a good budget buy? Forum Comments or suggestions for my AMD FX-4130 CPU and msi 970a-g46 am3+ atx G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB build Forum SolvedIs AsRock 970 Extreme3 good for a gaming PC? Forum SolvedWhat is a good CPU that fits the AM3 socket that would boost my gaming performance? Forum SolvedBest AM3+ motherboard for my budget gaming build. Forum SolvedIs the AMD Athlon II x2 3.0 GHz AM3 Processor Good For Gaming Forum SolvedIs the Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ good for just a normal build? Forum SolvedIs this a good gaming pc build? Forum SolvedIs this a good under 800$ gaming build? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !