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A good am3 motherboard for around $100-150 cad

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by blackbird307, Jul 6, 2010.

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    Would also be nice for 2 pci-e slots, I plan on getting crossfire in future.:rockout:

    If possible a chipset better than 785g, I don't use integrated anyways.
     
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    If you actually want to use CF be sure to get a 790 or 890 board because anything lower (770, 785, 870) is limited to 16x4 CF, i.e. not suitable. The 790X is your least expensive option with some good boards like the Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 and Asus M4A79XTD EVO, but the 790X is limited to 8x8 CF. The Biostar TA890FXE looks really attractive at $140 with full 16x16 CF and the newer 890FX chipset, in fact I wish I had bought it. It's a little over your budget ($158) on the Canadian newegg site but worth it imo.
     
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    I think someone here was selling a good board for 120 or 130 with 4 PCIe slots. Along with a six core AMD CPU. I really wanted to get it personally.
     
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    8x/8x on Crossifre isn't a huge deal as of now. Afaik there's no real difference between that and full x16 on both lanes.
     
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    Yeah, but custom BIOS can do alot, since the lane splitting is controlled via software anyways.

    Primarily ASRock, who shoved Crossfire almost all their 870/880 boards. They also shoved USB3/SATA3 on a 770+SB710, add-on chips are great.
     

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