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I am looking for a new motherboard. I want it to be AM3+ and have a PCIe layout like this board has so that my GPUs have some breathing room. I also want something for less than $100.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280
The ASRock 970 EXTREME seems to be just what I want and newegg has it on sale. What are everyone's thoughts on this board, and what else would you recommend.
Edited by skullking17 - 4/7/12 at 8:27pm
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Here you go my friend smile.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521
 
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if your not going to over clock the Asrock it will be ok,,it is a 4+1 board and you really want to go with a 8+2 phase board or better like

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130620

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131733
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Originally Posted by truckerguy View Post

if your not going to over clock the Asrock it will be ok,,it is a 4+1 board and you really want to go with a 8+2 phase board or better like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130620
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131733

MSI are known to be not of the best quality, even though it's a cheap 990XA based motherboard..

Also, these motherboards are just over his budget.
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I also want something for less than $100.

thumb.gif

with the motherboard I posted it has 2 slots left underneath the 2nd PCI-E slot so his 2nd GPU can get a lot of air too. smile.gif
 
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both of the boards I posted are 8 +2 boards MSI is using a diffrent manufacter for thier capastors on all the 990 board the board you posted is a 4+1 phase board its why I asked if he plans on over clocking
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both of the boards I posted are 8 +2 boards MSI is using a diffrent manufacter for thier capastors on all the 990 board the board you posted is a 4+1 phase board its why I asked if he plans on over clocking

Originally I was looking at this board

but then I saw it was $40 out of his budget so i posted the next best thing that was within his budget. thumb.gif
 
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if he whats to over clock 20 dollars over budget is cheep insurance
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if he whats to over clock 20 dollars over budget is cheep insurance

cheap*

and yes, I agree with you.. I wouldn't want any risk of my motherboard blowing up when I'm trying to hit 4Ghz.

A motherboard is one of the most important things in your system, you shouldn't cheap out on it.
 
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post #9 of 17
ASRock makes good boards.
You can also look at this one from Asus...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

I ordered the ASRock and the Asus for my kids over the weekend.
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Here you go my friend smile.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521

That gigabyte has no heatsink of the fets, i'd have recommend either just get the asrock board or the 970 ud3.
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