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Asus M5A87 or Asus M5A97 ?

post #1 of 6
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Does anyone know which one of these 2 motherboards should i take ?
I'm a simple gamer and i think that i will only overclock for 2-3 years when my CPU will bottleneck games.
So which one should i take ?
Thanks
post #2 of 6
M5a97 is newer chipset with full fx support and better cooled vrms. Superbiiz has it for $81 shipped after promo ABCDEFG.
post #3 of 6
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Does that mean i should take M5A97 ?
I don't know is it worth it to take something powerfull for a gamer.
Thanks
post #4 of 6
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Does that mean i should take M5A97 ?
I don't know is it worth it to take something powerfull for a gamer.
Thanks

What xd_1771 is saying is that M5A97 is the better mobo here and you can drop a bulldozer cpu in it if you need too in the next year or two. And yes it is a good mobo too. I was thinking of buying that mobo at one point, but I went with a Asus Sabertooth.
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SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
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Yep go for a m5a97 Pro running without problems and easy to OC.
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AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.8 GHz ASUS M5A97 PRO 2x Gigabyte HD 5750 @ Stock Crossfire 2x2 GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600 
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Intel 80GB G2 SSD, WD Black 500GB Lite-On IHAS124 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Philips 201E 20" 1600x900 
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AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.8 GHz ASUS M5A97 PRO 2x Gigabyte HD 5750 @ Stock Crossfire 2x2 GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 80GB G2 SSD, WD Black 500GB Lite-On IHAS124 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Philips 201E 20" 1600x900 
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You can see my choice. The 800 series boards are simply last years tech, you want the 970.
    
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2x Corsair Force 3 120 GB SSD External USB AMD stock cooler Win7 Ultimate 
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AMD FX-4170 @ 4.86 Ghz ASUS M5A97 EVO 2 x PowerColor AX6790 Crossfire 16GB (4 x 4GB) SAMSUNG MV-3V4G3D @1890 Mhz 8-9-9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Corsair Force 3 120 GB SSD External USB AMD stock cooler Win7 Ultimate 
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ASUS 23" DVI Fullsize, solid. OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W CM Praetorian 730 Black 
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