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Windows 7: Advice on buying gaming motherboard please

09 Apr 2012   #1
carlocgc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Installed: Apr 2012)
 
 
Advice on buying gaming motherboard please

after much strife with my old board i gave up trying to fix it
here are the spare parts that i will be using to rebuild my system

AMD Phenom x4 960T 3.0ghz
ASUS EAH 6950 DCII 2gb
CORSAIR XMS3 CMX8GX3M4A1333C9 (4 x 2gb)
CORSAIR TX 750w
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

can anyone recommend a decent budget board to put it all on? would be a great help

thanks


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09 Apr 2012   #2
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Depends on your budget really....

ASUS MB M5A78L-M/USB3 AMD AM3+ uATX 90-MIBG70-G0EAY00Z

Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 Motherboard Phenom II Socket AM3 AMD 880G RAID Gigabit Ethernet (rev 3.1)

ASRock 880GMH-USB3 Motherboard AMD Socket AM3 AMD 880G + AMD SB710 ATX Gigabit LAN (Integrated AMD Radeon HD 4250 Graphics)

.... all these are full of features and cost around £50
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09 Apr 2012   #3
carlocgc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Installed: Apr 2012)
 
 

budget is about £50

video card takes up 3 slots so cant be a micro.
looking to avoid ASUS this time.

thanks for the reply any other ideas appreciated
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09 Apr 2012   #4
Moominen

Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL x64
 
 

I got Asus M5A87, pretty well sorted with it. (see my profile for specs)
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10 Apr 2012   #5
carlocgc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Installed: Apr 2012)
 
 

thanks for the input guys

looks like a good board might have to go with ASUS after all
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10 Apr 2012   #6
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Any particular reason why you are avoiding ASUS....
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29 Apr 2012   #7
carlocgc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Installed: Apr 2012)
 
 

went with Asrock 970 Extreme 3

avoiding Asus to avoid incompatibility i'm uneducated in all this lol
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29 Apr 2012   #8
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carlocgc View Post
went with Asrock 970 Extreme 3

avoiding Asus to avoid incompatibility i'm uneducated in all this lol
Asrock is sister company of Asus, still good board
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29 Apr 2012   #9
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

ASUS has good boards, i have a ASUS M5A78L-MLX PLUS and it works really well in my board and supports cpu's that are AM3+ socket for FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 series processors and supports up to 8gb of ddr3 ram at 1866(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066MHz,ECC and non-ECC and unbuffered memory. With 1xPCIe2.0 x 16,2xPCIe 2.0 X1 and a 1 X PCs slots. Also has 10XUSB 2.0 ports. Cost me 59.99$usd heres a link so you can take a look at it. It's a really board imho. Newegg.com - ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
EDIT:
Noticed you chose a board already, anyways still a good suggestion here just in case somebody had a similar question and were to stumble across this thread
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