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Question about a motherboard.

DentyneVCR
  • 85 months ago

Hello, I've bought every part needed for a computer, except a motherboard. Just wondering what good ones are out there.

My CPU socket is a AM3/AM2+ So I'm fine with any motherboard AM3/AM3+

I've been thinking about the ASRock 970 Extreme3 - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-970extreme3

But, I didn't know if there was a better one, no more than $90.00

Now I see the Sata 6gb/s and the Sata 3gb/s, could someone clarify that up for me? I think its about the transfer rate to the HDD? If I am correct I have a 3Gb/s HDD, because I am on a budget ($500) and I got that one second hand from a buddy for $30.

This is my part list:

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core

CPU Cooler - Zalman CNPS10X OPTIMA

Video Card - MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB

Case - Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower

Case Fan - Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm (1x) Rosewill Hyperborea 57.5 CFM 120mm (1x)

Power Supply - Corsair 430W ATX12V

Optical Drive - Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

Monitor - HP LE2202x 21.5"

Keyboard - Rosewill RK-8100

Mouse - Cobra E-3lue Wired Optical

Memory - Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TLD38G1600HC9DC01

Storage - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 Internal Hard Drive

Hope to hear from everyone soon, and I appreciate the help!

Comments

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

With SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 6Gb/s, the Gb/s part is the speed of the interface. Single hard drives seldom will saturate it, so it is not a major issue if the HDD is 3Gb/s or 6Gb/s, or what the connection is rated as. If you were using a SSD it could be an issue. There are some other minor differences.

Note that SATA 3.0 is SATA 6Gb/s, and SATA 2.0 is SATA 3Gb/s.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I would actually try this one http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97ler20

I tend to shy away from AsRock, had a bad experience. But that is my opinion, there are plenty of others who had great experience with them. The one I linked is cheaper though, and I have it in one of my rigs.

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