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Old August 2, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Default What Mother Board do you guys recomend

i am going with AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX

can anyone suggest the best mother board for this processor

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Old August 2, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Asus M5A97
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Old August 2, 2012, 08:20 PM
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+1. But I would go with the M5A97-EVO since it has USB 3 at mid-board.
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I know where I'd put it... and it wouldn't be in a motherboard.. :P



Totally depends on what your looking to do.. Small buld? huge OC? what are you looking for..
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+1. But I would go with the M5A97-EVO since it has USB 3 at mid-board.
mid board?
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Old August 2, 2012, 08:38 PM
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internal connectors for front panel?
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I'm using msi 990 gd80, no problems so far.
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Yes. The M5A97 only has USB 2.0 internal connectors. The Evo comes with 2x USB 3.0 internal connectors. For that reason I'd say that it's worth the extra few dollars.
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Old August 3, 2012, 06:16 AM
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how many devices do you have that use 3.0?

Its "nice" to have moving forward but $15-20 just for that is not worth it, since his case probably does not have usb 3.0 ports.

The 2 usb 3.0 ports on the back oft he mobo should be just fine for 99% of users imho.
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If you plan on O C ing you might want to look at an ASUS Crosshair V

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