- 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!