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I have serious concerns about my current motherboard dying because of VRM failure in the near future. I should have read about it before I bought it but it's too late to worry about that now. I've got $100 to spend and I think I'm going to go ahead and replace this MSI piece of junk before something awful happens. I've overclocked an X6 processor on a cheap MSI mobo which apparently means I don't have long. It's been going fine for 2 months but I really don't want to wait for what lies ahead with this board.

What is the best board I can get to replace it and keep all my current hardware? My limit is $100. Find me something on the egg please.

EDIT: Is this one any good?: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280
Edited by Tman5293 - 12/23/11 at 8:57pm
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im not clued up on amd mobos, but after a quick search

have a look at the Asus and ASRock borads on this page. you might see something that jumps out at you thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=4027&IsNodeId=1&Description=amd+motherboard+am3%2B&name=%2475+-+%24100&Order=BESTMATCH&Page=1

if anything it will give you a starting point smile.gif
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That Asrock motherobard is really good. I am able to overclock my 960T to 3.8Ghz but haven't find the time to push it any further.
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If you can go just a little higher the Asus M5A97 evo $119 is a rock solid board, has USB 3.0 and overclocks like a beast, this board will also support the new AMD 3+ FX Cpus. Check out any review for this board, they're all good. I just bought one for my AMD 1100T and cound'nt be happier. And that ASRock 970 EXTREME3 looks awesome for the price, it has a good chipset. But I never used one so I can only speak for the Asus.

P.S I also bought a cheap MSI MOBO, the MSI 870S G54, it lasted 2 days before I had to return it due to Bios failures.
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So if I go maybe $20-$30 higher what will that get me?

Are either of these good boards?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281

If they are both good boards, which is the better of the two?
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So if I go maybe $20-$30 higher what will that get me?
Are either of these good boards?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281
If they are both good boards, which is the better of the two?

Out of those 2, I'd go with the asrock extreme 3. They make solid boards thumb.gif
    
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+1 on the ASRock from your selections. they make great boards nowdays and very solid reliable and great OCers thumb.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboard-vrm-information-list

whooosh

also, i prefer the 990FXE to the Extreme3

Although, if your budget is $150, i would look into the

ASRock 890FX Deluxe5:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157248

or Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514
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http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboard-vrm-information-list
whooosh
also, i prefer the 990FXE to the Extreme3
Although, if your budget is $150, i would look into the
ASRock 890FX Deluxe5:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157248
or Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

That thread is very informative! Thanks for posting it. thumb.gif

I was actually trying to keep it as close to $100 as I can. I've PM'ed xd_1771 and based on his response I think I'm going to go with the Biostar board. According to him it is a fantastic board for the price.
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[Linksys] AE3000 N900 USB Dual Band WiFi Adapter 
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[Cooler Master] NotePal U2 PLUS [Microsoft] Windows 10 Home (64-Bit) [Sager] 15.6' LED Display - 1920x1080p@60Hz [Logitech] Anywhere Mouse MX 
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[Samsung] 840 Pro 256GB (OS/Programs/Games) [Western Digital] Caviar Blue 640GB (User Files) [HP] DVD-RW Multi-Recorder Lightscribe [Corsair] H100i Hydro Cooler 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
[Corsair] SP120L High Performance 120mm Radiato... [Corsair] SP120L High Performance 120mm Radiato... [Corsair] SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm ... [Corsair] SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
[Corsair] 140mm Top Exhaust Fan (White LED) [Corsair] 140mm Top Exhaust Fan (White LED) [Corsair] 140mm Rear Exhaust Fan [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[ASUS] VG278HE 27' LED - 1920x1080p@144Hz [ASUS] VE278Q 27' LED - 1920x1080p@60Hz [Acer] H233H 23' LCD - 1920x1080p@30Hz [Corsair] Vengeance K70 (Silver) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Seasonic] X-1250W [Corsair] Carbide Series Air 540 (White) [RAZER] DeathAdder 3.5G [Corsair] MM200 Compact 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
[Schiit] Bifrost (Uber) Digital To Analog Conve... [Schiit] Lyr Headphone Amplifier [Focusrite] Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface [Sennheiser] HD 650 Headphones 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
[V-MODA] Crossfade M-100 Headphones (Shadow) [KRK] Rokit 6 Studio Monitors [Samson] Q2U Microphone [Novation] Launchkey 25 MIDI Controller 
Other
[Linksys] AE3000 N900 USB Dual Band WiFi Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] Core i7-4800MQ @ 2.7GHz [Intel] HM87 Express Chipset [Nvidia] GeForce GTX 765M [Intel] HD Graphics 4600 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Patriot] 16GB (2x8GB) @ 1600MHz [Intel] 525 Series 120GB (OS/Programs) [Seagate] Momentus 750GB (User Files/Games) [Toshiba/Samsung] 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Mult... 
CoolingOSMonitorMouse
[Cooler Master] NotePal U2 PLUS [Microsoft] Windows 10 Home (64-Bit) [Sager] 15.6' LED Display - 1920x1080p@60Hz [Logitech] Anywhere Mouse MX 
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[FiiO] E07K Andes USB DAC/AMP  [V-MODA] Crossfade M-100 Headphones (Shadow) 
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