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Which FM2 board for A8-5600K?

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I recently won an APU from the APU contest we had. I plan on overclocking the CPU and APU portion of the chip as well as everything else.

  • I'm looking to buy from NewEgg or Amazon or used here
  • I'm definitely not looking for the best board but like I said I want to overclock some
  • I need an HDMI port and would prefer a pcie and pci slot. I'm flexible on the slots though, hdmi is not
  • USB ports, 2.0 is fine, at least 2 though. Possibility for front panel ports is a plus
  • Definitely sub 100, preferably lower if possible



What good that's out there?
Edited by Mr.N00bLaR - 1/13/13 at 7:58pm
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Although I don't have any personal experience with it, the Biostar Hi-Fi A85W seems to have obtained some pretty good ratings....
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I deal with alot of of the apu stuff at work.. The best boards ive seen so far have been the asus or gigabyte units.. My work pc runs ASUS F2 FA55-M LE mobo... its freaking killer.
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How well do you think that ASUS board will overclock with the 4pin mobo/cpu connector and no hs on vrm area?
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post #5 of 18
ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4 @ $79.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157342

Edit: Not sure if mATX is what you are looking for biggrin.gif
Edited by PhRe4k - 1/13/13 at 9:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhRe4k View Post

ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4 @ $79.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157342

There's a thread about how the 75 version can catch fire....lol, how different is the 85 version?
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There's a thread about how the 75 version can catch fire....lol, how different is the 85 version?

Whaaaat? lol
post #8 of 18
The previously mentioned Biostar or the AsRock A75 Pro4-M are where my votes go.
Ive built with both numerous times and they are good boards.
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post #9 of 18
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This thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1337304/asrock-fm2a75m-itx-motherboard-fire

Although this is an ITX board..


Never tried Biostar before, anyone use one before? Decent support?
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post #10 of 18
never used biostar myself, but this is one that i like. been looking at this one for the wifes pc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130663
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