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is this motherboard okay?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131651R

i am building a budget pc and i was wondering if this is a good enough motherboard to play games?
post #2 of 7
yeah, Asus is a very good brand and the motherboard comes with great features for a budget PC
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I think for the same price you can get the M4A87TD EVO open box - basically this mono but with a better 8+2 vrm setup.
Get that board.
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I have a M4A79XTD EVO for sale....
    
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post #5 of 7
The M4A87TD EVO open box does cost the same price, and offers the same features PLUS improved VRMs (8+2 phase). This'll be the optimal choice due to improved VRMs; the benefit becomes especially important if your CPU is of higher TDP (i.e. 125W quad core or hexa core).
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get the board xd linked
much better board, similar layout with better power phase and esata and firewire ports
post #7 of 7
If you are going Asus and want to upgrade to Bulldozer in the future possibly, get one of the ones listed here. They are developing BIOS for these motherboards to make the AM3 sockets AM3+ compatible.

http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/AM3_PLUS_Ready/

Just my 2 cents.
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