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Hey guys, this summer I will probably have about 600$ in a few weeks. Now if I wanted to make a budget gaming build for my brother with an FX-4300, what would be a good mobo for a budget build? Could I get one that could OC well (to 4.2 GHz) for 120$ or less?
    
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the best motherboard at that price point is probably going to be the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 for $105
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Best for price
Asrock 970 extreme 3, for the 970 chipset.
Biostart 990fxe for the 990 chipset.

Top of the line would be
Crosshair V/Sabertooth
Asrock 990 fatality.
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Asrock 970 extreme 3 would be the cheapest and it will handle that 4300 without a problem. I have a 8320 with 1 core disable per module and I'm running at 4.7ghz.
post #5 of 43
I'm not really good with AMD but how about the M5A99X EVO.
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Thanks guys, Will I need a aftermarket cooler to OC at all, or can i just use the stock fan for mild OCs (4.2-4.5)?
    
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Originally Posted by totallynotshooped View Post

Thanks guys, Will I need a aftermarket cooler to OC at all, or can i just use the stock fan for mild OCs (4.2-4.5)?
I would get a after market cooler for it.
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Would a Hyper 212 evo do the job well enough? Also, do I need fast memory for the chip, or will 1333mhz do fine?
    
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post #9 of 43
if you can swing the few $$$, the 970 Extreme4 is vastly superior in almost every way.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262

The best part is that it actually uses the 990X chipset, so you get all the benefits that go along with that (mostly 8x8x CFX/SLI support)

It's only $15 more, so I'd say its worth it
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Ok, so here goes my build idea so far.
FX-4300- 129$
AsRock 970 Extreme4- 99$
G.Skill Ripjaws 8Gb 1600mhz- 35$
CM Storm Scout 2- 99$
Corsair 500w- 50$
Crucial m4 64gb- 60$
Samsung spinfast f3 500gb- 75$
DVD drive- 15$
Coolermaster hyper 212 evo- 35$
Total: 597$
Then I have room for mouse and keyboard,monitor, Then hopefully Graphics Card later on tongue.gif , etc.
Thanks a lot for your help, everybody. thumb.gif
Edited by totallynotshooped - 12/3/12 at 6:19am
    
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