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Help with my first build

post #1 of 5
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Hi guys, just wanting some help on my first build and i'm not sure what motherboard to go with. Here is my build http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ I already have a motherboard picked out but if any of you know a cheaper board that is good and solid please let me know. I do not plan on doing any overclocking.
post #2 of 5
that link will not work for anyone here to see your components.

You'll need to list all your stuff that you've decided on buying, and I'm sure you'll get varying opinions on what mobo to buy.

I only use ASUS mobos myself
post #3 of 5
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AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
Phanteks PH-TC12DX_RD 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case
Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
post #4 of 5
the Asus m5a99x is $105 after rebate... or $95 open box buy. That's what I've used for several builds recently.

there's also the m5a99FX for $125 which more directly compares to the gigabyte you listed.

the only difference is the 99x has 16x single GPU or 8x/8x for dual GPUS.... the 99fx has 16x/16x dual GPUs...

However, gtx660s in SLI (if you add one down the road) wont notice any difference between 8x/8x or 16x/16x.
also your power supply isn't enough for SLI really, so you might want to bump that up a bit if SLI is a future option as GPU prices fall.

hope that helps!
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Yeah man that helps a lot. I don't plan on getting a second graphics card so i will probably go with the 99x. Also, I heard a rumor that some motherboards have wifi adapters built in? Just wanted to know if that was a myth, and if it is true is the connection any good?
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