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I've been doing a lot of research for a sub $500 gaming rig and I have finally decided to go AMD. I'll be getting the 965 BE and need help choosing a motherboard. Things you should know: 1) I don't intend on spending more than 100-110 at most for the mobo unless you can give me good reason to spend more. 2) No plans to upgrade or crossfire. So i'm ok with mATX boards. I'll be grateful for all the help.
First build
(13 items)
 
Pandoras Box
(13 items)
 
NV57H
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965 BE 4.0GHz @ 1.385V ASRock 970 Extreme 3 Gigabyte 650 Ti boost Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz Seagate Barracuda 160GB  Samsung Noctua NH-D14 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer X223W Corsair VX550 Cooler Master Elite 430 TT E-Sports Theron 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK Portal 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E7500 @2.93 GHz Gigabyte G41M-ES2L Gigabyte HD 4650 2x 2 GB TwinMOS @ 800MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung HD502IJ 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Samsung SyncMaster 943 18.5" Stock 450W 
Case
some piece of junk... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2310M HM65 Intel HD 3000 6 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOS
750 GB Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
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First build
(13 items)
 
Pandoras Box
(13 items)
 
NV57H
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965 BE 4.0GHz @ 1.385V ASRock 970 Extreme 3 Gigabyte 650 Ti boost Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz Seagate Barracuda 160GB  Samsung Noctua NH-D14 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer X223W Corsair VX550 Cooler Master Elite 430 TT E-Sports Theron 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK Portal 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E7500 @2.93 GHz Gigabyte G41M-ES2L Gigabyte HD 4650 2x 2 GB TwinMOS @ 800MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung HD502IJ 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Samsung SyncMaster 943 18.5" Stock 450W 
Case
some piece of junk... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2310M HM65 Intel HD 3000 6 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOS
750 GB Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
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Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 is a decent board and with an 8+2 phase design makes it a decent board for overclocking
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=62402&promoid=1079
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3907#ov
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
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Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 is a decent board and with an 8+2 phase design makes it a decent board for overclocking
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=62402&promoid=1079
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3907#ov
Thanks for the info. I already checked it out but it comes to about 120 after shipping and taxes frown.gif are there cheaper options?
First build
(13 items)
 
Pandoras Box
(13 items)
 
NV57H
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965 BE 4.0GHz @ 1.385V ASRock 970 Extreme 3 Gigabyte 650 Ti boost Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz Seagate Barracuda 160GB  Samsung Noctua NH-D14 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer X223W Corsair VX550 Cooler Master Elite 430 TT E-Sports Theron 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK Portal 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E7500 @2.93 GHz Gigabyte G41M-ES2L Gigabyte HD 4650 2x 2 GB TwinMOS @ 800MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung HD502IJ 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Samsung SyncMaster 943 18.5" Stock 450W 
Case
some piece of junk... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2310M HM65 Intel HD 3000 6 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOS
750 GB Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
  hide details  
Reply
First build
(13 items)
 
Pandoras Box
(13 items)
 
NV57H
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965 BE 4.0GHz @ 1.385V ASRock 970 Extreme 3 Gigabyte 650 Ti boost Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz Seagate Barracuda 160GB  Samsung Noctua NH-D14 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer X223W Corsair VX550 Cooler Master Elite 430 TT E-Sports Theron 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK Portal 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E7500 @2.93 GHz Gigabyte G41M-ES2L Gigabyte HD 4650 2x 2 GB TwinMOS @ 800MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung HD502IJ 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Samsung SyncMaster 943 18.5" Stock 450W 
Case
some piece of junk... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2310M HM65 Intel HD 3000 6 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOS
750 GB Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
  hide details  
Reply
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