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First build...New to site in need of motherboard please help...opinions wanted

b.jones_32

62 months ago

Hello this is my build as of now it lacks a mother board and i can not go forward in buying there rest without a mother board. I need advice on what I should get for this build my budget was 500. Please help! Build will be used gaming and general computer functions.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $84.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card Purchased For $125.00
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.98 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $407.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-04 01:12 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty good. I recommend the Z87-A as a cheap alternative to the awesome Z97-A.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

why this one and im going back and forth between the fx 8320 and 6300

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Z87-A has a nice UEFI (BIOS), Crossfire & SLI support, 6 SATA 6GB/s ports and supports plenty of RAM speeds. I think that's all I need to say. It's just awesome. I would pick the FX 8320 since it's octa-core (steps back) and a quick Google search seems to say that most people prefer the 8320. Go with that I think. Good luck!

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