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So what is the best AMD motherboard under $200?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Title. I have gotten most of the components for my build, now I just need a motherboard under $200 and some RAM.

I was leaning towards:

Asus Crosshair III or Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 and 4gb of G. Skill RAM (not sure at what speed I should get).

My other components are:
Thermaltake V4 Case
OCZ 600W Power Supply
LG DVD writer
Sapphire HD 6850 Video Card
AMD PhenomII X6 1055T

Thanks!
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.02 Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3 Sapphire HD 6850 2x2Gb G.Skill RipJaws 1333 @ 7-7-7-21 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x1Tb Caviar Black + 2x200Gb Caviar SE 24x LG Win 7 Asus VE228H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 600 OCZ Stealth Thermaltake V4 Black G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.02 Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3 Sapphire HD 6850 2x2Gb G.Skill RipJaws 1333 @ 7-7-7-21 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x1Tb Caviar Black + 2x200Gb Caviar SE 24x LG Win 7 Asus VE228H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 600 OCZ Stealth Thermaltake V4 Black G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK 
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post #2 of 8
I would personally get the Crossfire IV formula if im not mistaken its about 229 i know its alittle more than the 200 u set aside but its well worth it and the OC capabilities are great as well
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 Black Edition @4.013 ASUS Crossfire IV Extreme Sapphire 6950 O/C 950/1325 8G G Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD Vertex 3 120gb,HD 1.5 TB Win 7 Acer 24" Razer 
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RaidMax 750W Mountain Mod H2GO Razer Naga Razer 
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H2GO BABY
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 Black Edition @4.013 ASUS Crossfire IV Extreme Sapphire 6950 O/C 950/1325 8G G Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD Vertex 3 120gb,HD 1.5 TB Win 7 Acer 24" Razer 
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RaidMax 750W Mountain Mod H2GO Razer Naga Razer 
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post #3 of 8
Crosshair will let you overclock more but 89GTDPRO is an awesome board too. I recomment you get 89GTDPRO and spend the extra money on CPU/GPU
Coup de Etat
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.8Ghz ASUS 89GTDPRO/USB3 ASUS GTX460 DirectCU Top (768MB) @ 825/1650/1895 4GB Ripjaws DDR3 @ 1500 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, Seagate Freeagent 1TB ASUS 24x SATA Windows 7 64 bit ASUS VE198T @1440x900 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 3000 Corsair TX650 Cooler Master Scout Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 
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Dragonball Z mousepad 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.8Ghz ASUS 89GTDPRO/USB3 ASUS GTX460 DirectCU Top (768MB) @ 825/1650/1895 4GB Ripjaws DDR3 @ 1500 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, Seagate Freeagent 1TB ASUS 24x SATA Windows 7 64 bit ASUS VE198T @1440x900 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 3000 Corsair TX650 Cooler Master Scout Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 
Mouse Pad
Dragonball Z mousepad 
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post #4 of 8
are you overclocking? if not just get the cheapest ..
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
I was leaning towards the cheaper one since it is going for $117 right now. The crosshair III looks purty, but it is close to $200 and I don't forsee the need to overclock anytime soon, although it would be a nice option to have.

Are there any other motherboards that people recommend?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.02 Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3 Sapphire HD 6850 2x2Gb G.Skill RipJaws 1333 @ 7-7-7-21 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x1Tb Caviar Black + 2x200Gb Caviar SE 24x LG Win 7 Asus VE228H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 600 OCZ Stealth Thermaltake V4 Black G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.02 Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3 Sapphire HD 6850 2x2Gb G.Skill RipJaws 1333 @ 7-7-7-21 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x1Tb Caviar Black + 2x200Gb Caviar SE 24x LG Win 7 Asus VE228H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 600 OCZ Stealth Thermaltake V4 Black G9x 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK 
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post #6 of 8
i went with biostar's 890fx ... for the price you can't beat it

doing 4.2ghz with my 1090t 24/7

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...244&CatId=5541
post #7 of 8
well, i have the gigabyte UD5 v2.1, its fine for my needs, and i was able to get my phenom ii x4 970 to 4ghz =D
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom ii x4 970 3.5ghz GIGABYTE UD5 v2.1 MSI gtx 460 1gb HAWK TALLON ATTACK COrsair dominator dual channel 1600mhz (4x2gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD caviar black 1TB 64mb cache Some LG DVD/CD combo i got cheap Windows 7 PRO x64 still deciding, just using a old dell right now 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K350 850w antec (i dont know exact Antec 1200 loitech M510 
Mouse Pad
DOLICA 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom ii x4 970 3.5ghz GIGABYTE UD5 v2.1 MSI gtx 460 1gb HAWK TALLON ATTACK COrsair dominator dual channel 1600mhz (4x2gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD caviar black 1TB 64mb cache Some LG DVD/CD combo i got cheap Windows 7 PRO x64 still deciding, just using a old dell right now 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K350 850w antec (i dont know exact Antec 1200 loitech M510 
Mouse Pad
DOLICA 
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post #8 of 8
Asus 890gx
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