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Looking for a different motherboard.

RedOmen
  • 73 months ago

I'm trying to build my first gaming pc and I'm trying to find a different motherboard for my build. I thought that the Asus Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 would be good, but after reading some reviews found out that the board has some quality control issues (bad audio, boot problems, etc.). Was wondering if I could get some help choosing a different board, just want it to be an atx, durable, reliable, and be compatible with the rest of my parts. I suppose $200 would be the limit I would want to pay for one. I also don't plan to overclock. Could really use some help. Here are the parts http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Oo5M.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

If you dont want to overclock, you really don't need to spend anywhere near $200. So why an fx-8 over a say a locked i7? As of now your build is quite unbalanced with a very high end motherboard and a low end GPU.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

So what would you recommend? What all should I change?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a locked i5 build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ORRT, way more powerful. the cooler is simply there to be quieter than the stock so no need to have something like an evo if there will be no OCing.

An alternate build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3OSo9 , instead has an i7 but a lowered GPU with aims to crossfire (hence the PSU).

Both of these use a new H97 board to keep upgrades open to broadwell and if its liek its h87 predecessor it should also be reliable.

One thing to note: you currently have 3 I/O devices (SSD/HDD/ODD) but the motherboard only comes with 2 Sata data cables so you will have to buy another one. Last time I looked you can decent one from newegg for about $3~$4.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thanks for the input and the help. I'll be looking at the builds you linked.

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