Originally Posted by rdr09
i only have an Asus 880 mobo that i bought here from a member for $60 three years ago. Not bad. it can handle 4GHz on my phenom 7/24. 4.5GHz for benching.
I can't seem to find many of those. I know the 880G is essentially the same thing as the 980G series.
I'm basing my selection off of this chart: http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database/0_100
I'm only considering motherboards from ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI that have 8+2 phases and 140w support. Unfortunately, that's hard to get under $100. THis is the best I can do WITH EBAY
keeping those high standards. Mind you, if you can exactly GA-970A-UD3 anywhere else you'll probably be able to get it cheaper. Don't get one with a similar sounding name because you'll end up getting 6+2 or 4+1 phase garbage.
$66.55 GA-970A-UD3 http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIGABYTE-Motherboard-Socket-AM3-GA-970A-UD3-/111790718616?hash=item1a073efe98
Honestly though, if I were you I'd take that deal right now. You won't find a more capable motherboard for less. Worry about finding a deal on a 965 or 960T later.
The only thing not from Gigabyte that comes close in performance is the MSI-990FXA-GD65-V2, but it's $99. If you're willing to spend $99 then you're willing to spend $125 on the CVF.
This one is in no mans land.
Well, that's all the searching I feel like doing for tonight. I'm about to rip my CVFZ and FX-6350 apart for good. They're being replaced with a Z77 Sabertooth and 3570k. And to be entirely honest... good riddance! ~To the FX-6350.Edited by cookieboyeli - 10/6/15 at 11:52pm