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post #1 of 5
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So,since the original motherboard I planned to buy isn't delivering to my location currently(happens a lot on flipkart,will be ok soon),I checked some alternatives.Now,I was planning to buy the GA 78 LMT USB3 but in the name of friendly competetion,lets discuss an alternative as well.
I'm asking all AMD OCers to share their opinion about these two:
1.Gigabyte GA-78 LMT USB3
2.ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3
Both cost similar here in India.
Now,

both of them has power phases of 4+1
the Asus supports up to 140W while the Gigabyte up to 125W TDP
Asus does not have VRM heatsink while the Gigabyte does
Thw Asus seems to have a heatsink near the bottom of the processor.What is that?I'm referring this page:http://www.flipkart.com/asus-m5a78l-m-usb3-motherboard/p/itmdk2kauzgdtyvy?pid=MBDDK2KAUZGDTYVY
Both are M-ATX and have 4 RAM slots
I think the Asus one has UEFI BIOS(the Giga doesn't) and some of their CPU parameter recall or something

Which will be better to overclock on?
    
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post #2 of 5
A 9-series chipset MoBo is highly recommended for FX-processors. At-least look for a GA-970A-D3/DS3 (4+1-phase), best in budget would be GA-970-UD3 (8+2-phase, very good overclocker).

The boards you mentioned are too old for the FX, they do support it and can run the FX processors just fine, but its not meant for FX and hence they won't deliver optimal performance when paired with the FX. On top of that these boards are not even ATX, they're Micro-ATX and I highly recommend to stay away from anything smaller than ATX for such high-TDP processors since mATX boards don't do a good job of handling that much of heat.

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P is a good board and just Rs.1000 more than what you pay for the 760G chipset boards.

And yeah the DS3P too has UEFI!
    
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post #3 of 5
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Yes but it's not available anywhere but Flipkart and they don't deliver here.If it was,I'd probably get it.
    
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Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB LG Mdisk Deepcool Gamaxx S40 
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Windows 10 64-Bit AOC 18.5-inch Genius cheapo Corsair VS 550 
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AMD FX 6300 Gigabyte GA 78 LMT USB3 XFX R7 260X Core Edition 4X1GB Corsair Value RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB LG Mdisk Deepcool Gamaxx S40 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 64-Bit AOC 18.5-inch Genius cheapo Corsair VS 550 
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post #4 of 5
Where do you live?? If you live in Mumbai/B'lore/Chennai/Kolkata/Delhi you should get it easily at the electronic/computer market of the city. I live in Mumbai and I can get anything I want from primeabgb (www.primeabgb.com), I can personally go there and pick up whatever I want. There are many such online seller stores in Kolkata and Chennai also.
    
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AMD FX-8150 ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AMD Radeon HD 6670 Corsair  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Blue Samsung Super WriteMaster AMD FX-8150 Stock Air Cooler Windows 8 PRO x64 
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Lenovo 17 inches CRT Lenovo Cooler Master Thunder 500W Cooler Master Elite 311 
MouseMouse PadAudio
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AMD FX-8150 ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AMD Radeon HD 6670 Corsair  
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Western Digital Caviar Blue Samsung Super WriteMaster AMD FX-8150 Stock Air Cooler Windows 8 PRO x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Lenovo 17 inches CRT Lenovo Cooler Master Thunder 500W Cooler Master Elite 311 
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Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala,sigh.
    
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB LG Mdisk Deepcool Gamaxx S40 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 64-Bit AOC 18.5-inch Genius cheapo Corsair VS 550 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li Lancool PC-K59 Lenovo cheapo Homemade with non reflective card-board F&D V520 
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AMD FX 6300 Gigabyte GA 78 LMT USB3 XFX R7 260X Core Edition 4X1GB Corsair Value RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB LG Mdisk Deepcool Gamaxx S40 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 64-Bit AOC 18.5-inch Genius cheapo Corsair VS 550 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li Lancool PC-K59 Lenovo cheapo Homemade with non reflective card-board F&D V520 
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