Originally Posted by Spacedinvader
on bench. he's dead Jim 😬 I'll test cpu but aside from that I need an am3 board any suggestions?
whatever's cheapest on ebay or amazon ?
if your looking for a mobo amazon had several recently that were price dropped massively, I got a brand new msi krait edition for under £50 last month for one of my kids pc's (because someone has a ham fist and snapped the socket off a 7year old mobo when removing the evo212 cooler....)
unless your after a specific mobo like the sabretooth 990fx or the ROG hero for its additional features is there any point in spending out real money on something that's basically outmoded already?
might even be better off grabbing an am4 setup (some retailers are flogging a chip +mobo+ram for the same as the RRP on a high end overclocking mobo)
but its your choice (I'm dreaming that I'll be able to afford the Ryzen refresh next year (probably not given that its rumoured to be coming out on 12nm fin/fet chips)