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can't choose motherboard

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  • 76 months ago

what motherboard should I get for this system? I want to keep the price under $600, but I am willing to go over my budget if there is a large price/performance incentive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $114.48 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $235.98 @ Best Buy
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.98 @ Best Buy
Power Supply Raidmax 530W Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.98 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $516.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 11:15 EST-0500

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

This is similar to the build I posted recently

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/LLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhLWbaowcmc

Overall the M5A97 R2.0 which you can see in the video holds up very well in regards to the stability and ability to ensure a healthy and solid overclock. In addition it has a mature and reliable UEFI and solid addition features like FanXpert fan controls for the CPU and Chassis headers as well as cool plus points like USB 3.0 boost.

If you think you are going SLI or want some additional connectivity then you may want to consider the

M5A99X EVO R2.0 or M5A99FX PRO R2.0

PSU wise I would agree to ensure the best long term stability you want to go with a quality PSU.

I have used all of these noted below without any issues.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-power-supply-sp650pcbus

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500m

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600m

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-power-supply-tr600

I would make a note though the TR600 while not loud is audible but not in a extreme way but it is more audible than the other PSUs noted.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Pcpv

Some items you do not have noted in the build though are

OS? Storage? Cooling ( you will use the box CPU cooler ? )

If you want to really drop the price you could go

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2PcuI

Best of luck in whatever you pick! Good luck with the build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Do not get that psu and are you going to overclock

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. Terrible, terrible power supply choice...

Also, you should get 2x4GB ram sticks instead of 1x8GB...

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