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  1.    25 Dec 2016 #1
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    Suggestions for an AM3+ socket motherboard?


    Okay, so I was looking to upgrade my motherboard. I need one with an AM3+ processor socket (I recently got a new processor for Christmas, and AMD FX 8320E) and that will support all my other components. Here are my specs:

    Processor: AMD FX 8320E (AM3+ socket, as stated before)
    Graphics Card: Radeon R7 360 v2 Sapphire Nitro 2GB
    RAM: 8 GB RAM, DDR3-1006

    Any suggestions? If you need anymore info, let me know.
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  2.    25 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Personally do yourself a favor and wait a bit longer.
    I saw a second set of Ryzen benchmarks over the weekend. Those benchmarks don't be the i5 6600k cpu's. They only beat the i5 6500 cpu's.
    Wait awhile until Ryzen cpu's and motherboards have been released and the bugs have been fixed. Then upgrade if you choose to.
    That's just like for me and my i5 6600K cpu. Kabylake doesn't justify a cpu/motherboard upgrade. I wouldn't gain much at all.
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  3.    25 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRKKAB View Post
    Personally do yourself a favor and wait a bit longer.
    I saw a second set of Ryzen benchmarks over the weekend. Those benchmarks don't be the i5 6600k cpu's. They only beat the i5 6500 cpu's.
    Wait awhile until Ryzen cpu's and motherboards have been released and the bugs have been fixed. Then upgrade if you choose to.
    That's just like for me and my i5 6600K cpu. Kabylake doesn't justify a cpu/motherboard upgrade. I wouldn't gain much at all.
    I'm not sure what you mean here. I was simply asking if anyone could reccomend an AM3+ socket motherboard that will also support my other components.
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  4.    25 Dec 2016 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    Windows 10 PRO 64Bit

    I suggest you surf over to Newegg, select the AM3+ motherboards and find one you like. Lots to choose from depending upon what you want to do with this motherboard.
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  5.    25 Dec 2016 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Yeah, I was looking at Ryzen for a future upgrade in a year or two. Not so sure after seeing non-AMD benchmarks on it.
    It came out in between the i5 6600k (winner) and i5 6600 (loser).
    I'm probably just gonna upgrade my cpu in spring aftter my other 3 upgrades.
    I just built my pc in July.
    I want to upgrade my watercooler and get 2 bigger ssd's first. Then I'll think about the cpu.
    The only reason for the ssd upgrades, is that I'm running out of space on both catching up on games I wanted.
    My old GTX 760's wouldn't support the newer games I wanted.
    My Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 OC 8GB supports all of them at Ultra settings, with v-sync and Nvidia stuff disabled.
    As for the watercooler upgrade. It's just a future proof thing. The EKWB EK-XLC Predator 240 can have a video line hooked to it in the future.
    My Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 and all other non-EKWB all-in-ones can't do that.
    Plus the EKWB truelly isn't a aio cooler, it's just pre-assembled as onne. I can drain and change it's coolant yearly if need be. The other's you can't do that.
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  6.    26 Dec 2016 #6
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    Since you already have FX 8320E which has low power requirements, any MB with AM3+ socket would do. It should have come with new Wraith cooler so you can save water cooling for next upgrade or system.
    If you plan on updating processor only in the future than you need better MB with 990fx chipset. I have very good experience with GA-990XA-UD3 motherboard which can allow high OC due to 8+2 VRM with a cooler. Asus m5a99fx pro r2.0 would be an equal board to consider.
    MSI 990fxa gaming is also certified to work with currently strongest AMD processor, FX 9550.
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  7.    26 Dec 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
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    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    I was just buying a new AM3+ motherboard and comparing everything I have picked ASUS M5A97 R2.0.
    Unfortunately, they have sold me LE version instead, which does not have mofset cooler and 8pin CPU.

    You can not go wrong with this one: asus.com/Motherboards/M5A97_R20/specifications


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  8.    26 Dec 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    I was just buying a new AM3+ motherboard and comparing everything I have picked ASUS M5A97 R2.0.
    Unfortunately, they have sold me LE version instead, which does not have mofset cooler and 8pin CPU.

    You can not go wrong with this one: asus.com/Motherboards/M5A97_R20/specifications


    That's a good starting point MB but not enough for 8350 and up.

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  9.    26 Dec 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    That's a good starting point MB but not enough for 8350 and up.
    It supports 140W and people said, they are running 8370 just fine, even overclocked. I plan adding 8350 myself.
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  10.    28 Dec 2016 #10
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    According to "The Bottlenecker" website you GPU is too weak for the FX-8320E, meaning it will push the GPU beyond its maximum performance.

    Says here: Bottleneck calculator | First bottleneck calculator

    Good Mobo Links:

    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FX-Gaming (rev. 1.0)

    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-970-Gaming (rev. 1.0)


    The above linked motherboards all have an on board m.2 socket for the theoretical 20GB/S M.2 SSD's
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