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So it is tax return time of the year which means; new parts time! I am looking for input and suggestions from the community on a new MoBo. My current rig is in my sig for all the specs. I am not unhappy with my current MoBo, but it is a part that I want to upgrade since I have some money to spend on my computer. I am going to stick with the AM3+ socket since I am not upgrade my CPU at the moment. I am willing to spend around 225-250 USD, but it does not need to be that high in price. I am not opposed to amazon.com or newegg.com for parts and I live near a Fry's Electronics as well, but usually their prices are not in competiton with amazon or newegg. I will be overclocking and eventually upgrading to a CrossFire set up. The brands I am interested in are; ASUS, MSI, or Gigabyte. All feedback and information is appreciated, thanks!
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post #2 of 24
Ooo! I like spending other people's money! How about this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131876
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post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by croSSeduP View Post

Ooo! I like spending other people's money! How about this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131876

I have heard and read a lot of good things about that MoBo. Thanks for the feed back. Much appreciated.
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post #4 of 24
Here is a list of Mobo for you.
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7
ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5
Added 3 AsRock and 1 Biostar. All of these are solid mobo too.
ASRock Fatal1ty
ASRock 990FX Extreme9
ASRock 990FX Extreme4
BIOSTAR TA990FXE
So take your pick sir.
Edited by dixson01974 - 2/3/13 at 12:32pm
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post #5 of 24
Would not an Asrock 970A Extreme 4 be able to do dual graphics with it's X8/X8 ?
And it's $99 mail order.

Maybe put the rest of the budget for an AMD FX-6300 ($129 at Fry's).
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post #6 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacoboy View Post

Would not an Asrock 970A Extreme 4 be able to do dual graphics with it's X8/X8 ?
And it's $99 mail order.

Maybe put the rest of the budget for an AMD FX-6300 ($129 at Fry's).
It is a budget mobo with an ok vrm 4+1.
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post #7 of 24
Can't go wrong with a CrossHair V thumb.gif
For a budget OCer..look for an m4a89gtd-pro.Maybe on ebay. ..or geeks..geeks has boards.
Oy..no need fer formula-z
Edited by Schmuckley - 2/19/13 at 8:02pm
 
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

Can't go wrong with a CrossHair V thumb.gif
For a budget OCer..look for an m4a89gtd-pro.Maybe on ebay. ..or geeks..geeks has boards.
Oy..no need fer formula-z
The best budget mobo I have found is a Biostar TA990FXE.
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post #9 of 24
I would say Sabertooth 990fx
Gigabyte 990fxa UD5
Gigabyt 990fxa UD7


The ASRock 990fx extreme 9 looks like it'd be a decent board as well though.
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I am thinking the Sabertooth. But, then I discovered that I will have to figure out a new Windows license. Anybody know anything about this? So if I will have to deal with that, I should upgrade my CPU at the same time. FX-6300 seems the next upgrade, that and the Sabertooth will both be fun to play with. I need to adjust the budget if I want both though, by adjust, I mean add money to. Haha. Then Crossfire my 7850 because they are so cheap and come with games? Decisions, decisions.
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