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Windows 7: Help finding a motherboard

01 Jul 2014   #11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64

To be honest, as the boards are so few and far between it really seems that the AM3+ socket is not worth manufacturing for any more, so I may just stick with my current one and then change out both CPU and motherboard when the Broadwell stuff comes around at the end of the year, and anyway it isn't to long to wait without the spec I wanted, all of which will be provided on many socket 1150 motherboards. Thanks for your help all the same, maybe I should have looked more deeply at what was going to happen in the near future before I bought my processor. Thanks again, really appreciated.

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01 Jul 2014   #12

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

The FX-6300 isn't a bad CPU to be honest, especially if you're using it for gaming. Yes an i5 will be a better bet but you'll still get good performance from the Bulldozer chip. The problem here is the form factor of the motherboard, if you could go ATX you'd have a lot more choice.
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01 Jul 2014   #13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64

I'm not denying that my chip isn't great at what it does, definitely better than my previous xD. I would have gone with full ATX if I could have but I wanted a reasonably small build, and now that I've got my case there's really no going back on that decision. I know that an i5 will be better, heck even an i3 would be a little better, but to really see a difference at the current time I would have to go up to an i7 probably, so I may as well wait to see what the Broadwell chips bring, although they won't be massively better than what Intel has got now. To be honest I'm starting to wish I'd just got an i3 instead of the FX6300 and then upgraded to an i5 at a later date.
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