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Need help in choosing the right Motherboard

Q: Need help in choosing the right Motherboard

I want to buy the FX-6300 CPU.(AM3+ socket)
I would like your help in choosing the right motherboard for it.
I will use it for gaming.
My budget is low and these are my choices:
-Asus M5A97 R2.0
-Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0
Which one is the best one from these three?
Can you arrange them from the best to the worst?
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A:help on choosing a motherboard

Here are three MB with varrying price range

Nforce 3 250 Gb good board ~$82

Nforce 3 ultra the best for what u r looking at ~ $126

make a wise decision :grinthumb
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A:Need help choosing motherboard and RAM...


Both mobos look good. Abit has a good rep- made by ASUS, I think. Don't quote me. The Intel 865PE chipset supports 400 ( i have that chipset on my ASUS p5p800). I have not owned an Abit, but I have had an MSI. It was a great, stable board. Your CPU will determine the FSB, so if it's speed is 533, chipset won't matter, in that regard, I don't think.

If I was choosing, I would go for the MSI, if for no other reason than the third DIMM slot. Room for more RAM! Speaking of which, Corsair is an excellent brand.

As to OC'ing, I can't help, cuz I don't game, or OC. :grinthumb
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And it appears that it may have been for the best. However my dilemma now is trying to find an alternative motherboard of the same capabilities and price range.

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A:Choosing A Motherboard

How much of your money do we get to play with?
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A:Choosing a motherboard

If one v card is all u are going to ever use it does not matter but if u plan on using the second latter u should go with a SLI MB.
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From Amazon

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i need a uATX that supports an AM3 processor
would love to have a radeon 4200 in it already or at least have a slot i can put my old one in
needs to support 16gb ddr3 ram
WOULD LOVE a firewire port also
would like to be in the $125 or less price range

please help

A:Need help choosing new motherboard

Have you looked at or

Each site has a filter system on the left side of the page to keep narrowing down the choices.
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A:Help with choosing a motherboard

Welcome to Techspot.

I would also like to set up the case to allow front USB connectors. How would I go about doing that?Click to expand...

Just get a case that has front usb ports built in and a motherboard with a usb header and connect the two according to the motherboard/case manuals.
If the case has no front usb, you can add them anyway via a front panel add in bay with usb ports on it. These can go in floppy bays or cd drive bays.

Is your ram a 1gb stick or a 1gb kit(2 512mb sticks)? It'd be better to get a kit with two matched sticks so you can run them in dual channel mode.

The video should be fine for basic 2d tasks, but if it will ever be used for any games/3d modeling, etc, then I'd get a better video card. Some nforce 4 boards have issues using pci cards, so I've heard as well.
I think for the same price you can get a much faster card with more memory that's pci-express based.
For example, this.
The matrox may have better 2d rendering though.

I wouldn't trust a powmax or a coolmax brand psu.
Both are listed as "uncrupulous" makes at the famous "psu thread" at hardforum.

So without Further ado, I present to you the list of Un-reccomended and
Unscrupulous Power Supply Companies
Power-UpClick to expand...

For not much more money you could get this psu.
It's very well reviewed.

You shouldn't need much else for the pc, the hd cable should be with the motherboard, the cd drive cable comes with the motherboard. I think you might need to only buy some cooling fans.
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A:Help choosing motherboard??

ASUS Commando P965 or eVGA 680i is best IMO.
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A:Help Choosing A Motherboard Or PC.

I mainly play gamesClick to expand...

I really think you should ONLY be looking at PCI-Express motherboards

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A:Help choosing motherboard....

I looked at the web sites for these and you really need to look them up for yourself. As you can see one has wireless potential etc. BVesides...I'm not sure exactly what socket your CPU is. There are 3.0 GHZ (with H/T) processors for socket 478 and socket 775.
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A:Need help choosing a motherboard.

We have seen enough troubles with new motherboards (sometimes a 11% failure rate until they get things worked out) that It can sometimes pay off to get a slightly more mature board, rather than to be part of the quality control and assessment of the newest hot dog.... will you really detect the differences?
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A:Need help choosing a motherboard

Who's to say what the latest trends and new technology will be in 2 or 3 no suggestions can be given on what might be.

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A:help choosing a motherboard, suggestions?

All of these will do the trick

The big makers on that list are asus, msi, gigabyte, abit.

But don't rule out that asrock board on there. It has both an AGP slot AND a PCI-e 16x slot so if you want to upgrade in the future you can. That plus take a look at it's price. Pretty sweet.
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A:Help choosing a motherboard for i7-3770k

I've renamed the thread to something more suitable, as that will help with responses.

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A:Need help choosing a motherboard for new gaming system

Wow, dump the 12gb of RAM and expensive motherboard, and throw in a GTX 5870. IMO worth it to step down to P55 and go with a GTX 480.

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I go to for a quick look at what's currently available. (Unfortunately, they only do business in the USA and Canada.)

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Quote: Originally Posted by VXER

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I have read and been told Corsair also is a very good brand but they have a very good price for these now and better #'s but I do not want to have any problems with install. Dell's certified memory prices are just ridiculous. I appreciate some insight and the help with this.


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Total for all that is $812

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What system is this going into? Personally I would go for the coolermaster but I would probably choose Antec or Corsair over either of those.