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Hey guys, I need a recommendation on what motherboard will suit my needs

I'm just looking at building my first proper gaming setup (first PC I've put together from scratch), see here if you want to help pick parts for it: http://www.overclock.net/amd-build-l...ce-needed.html


Here's the conditions

must work with Phenom II x4 965BE
must be SLI/crossfire/whatever capable
MUST look good in this tower because it has a window on the side.. lol







ideally also have usb3 support for a TINY bit of futureproofing
and be half ok for overclock experimentation


thanks!

Sam
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Crosshair IV Formula
 
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Asus's crosshair IV with the red/black look is amazing, I doubt you'll find another one better.
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post #4 of 13
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Options I've come up with so far are this for cost effectiveness:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=15635



and this for a solid option that might be a little over budget, unsure if worth the price for what i'm building??
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=14213




edit: seems I've been beaten to it with the Crosshair IV Formula, yeah it's a great looking board but is it worth the money in a mild gaming oriented setup? Not looking to build a world-beater..
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post #5 of 13
Your not gonna find a better AM3 board, its definitely worth the money.
 
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post #6 of 13
The crosshair IV is about the best clocking board you can get on the AMD platform, plus the colour scheme matches the one you want exactly.
The Asrock will do the job just fine, but it won't look right.
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post #7 of 13
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Thanks. Any other options floating around minus the red, as in, say, black/silver? Or is that board really the one I should be ordering.. because I never intended to spend $300 on a motherboard
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post #8 of 13
BIOSTAR TA890FXE is a good one too, if you can find one in Australia.
Edited by dixson01974 - 12/25/10 at 2:51am
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Love my CH4 to death. It is a dream and completely worth the price I paid for it. Top notch quality, everything you ever wanted in a mobo is on this one. Highly recommended and it will match that case better than anything else.
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
BIOSTAR TA890FXE is a good one too, if you can find one in Australia.
That's the trick unfortunately.. nothing is sold here, and what is sold here is way more expensive than what you all pay
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Originally Posted by rtop2 View Post
Love my CH4 to death. It is a dream and completely worth the price I paid for it. Top notch quality, everything you ever wanted in a mobo is on this one. Highly recommended and it will match that case better than anything else.
You people are making my mind up for me It's getting fairly solidly rooted on my components list.
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