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    Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    The CPU will be a FX-8350 and too many motherboards are faulty or risky, so please recommend one. I want to know what is your experience with it and if owned then for how long?

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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    cant say how yours will be but asus crossfire v .. had mine 3+ yrs never had a problem run my 8350 @5ghz on water
    my son has the same but runs it stock on air ..
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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by LAPIII View Post
    The CPU will be a FX-8350 and too many motherboards are faulty or risky, so please recommend one. I want to know what is your experience with it and if owned then for how long?
    I can recommend the Biostar TA990FXE. I've had mine for three years, and never had a problem with it. I've recently put an FX-8350 in it, had a Phenom II X4 945 in there for most of the time. No problems with SLI either.

    As a bonus, I picked mine up as b-stock/refurbished from ebuyer for about £60. I'm not sure about the availability of them now - they weren't even readily available when I was buying - but I'd take a punt on one again.

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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    My Sabertooth 990fx still rocks since 2011

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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    I've have a Sabertooth FX990 R2.0 since January 2013. It has never given me any issues whatsoever. Ran a FX8350 @ 4.6 and currently a FX8320E @ 4.8. Good as gold. Will be looking to upgrade to the R3.0 version coming out at the end of the month to have a play with M.2 PCIe storage.

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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by robbiec View Post
    I've have a Sabertooth FX990 R2.0 since January 2013. It has never given me any issues whatsoever. Ran a FX8350 @ 4.6 and currently a FX8320E @ 4.8. Good as gold. Will be looking to upgrade to the R3.0 version coming out at the end of the month to have a play with M.2 PCIe storage.
    Why you don't jump to AM4? worth the wait?

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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    I'll be jumping to AM4 once the dust settles and we know the lie of the land. Early boards will still be fairly beta and I have one main rig that I use for gaming / photography that just works. Can't be bothered messing around with blue screens and waiting for fixes. My FX8320E @ 4.8Ghz is nicely sorted and feels smooth in use and I have not encountered anything that hammers it to such an extent that I feel the absolute need to upgrade.
    So plan is:
    Asus Sabertooth FX990 R3.0 (due out next week I think)
    Samsung SM950 PRO NMVe (512GB) (This will replace the 4 x Samsung 850 EVO SSDs I have)
    Then replace my Samsung 1TBs with Toshiba X300 4Tbs (September timeline)
    AMD RX490 will be coming out in Q4 so will wait for an EK block to suit (Nov - Dec?)

    then
    Think about Zen, AM4 Asus Sabertooth board and 32GB of DDR4 in Mar 17 and make the FX8320 / Sabertooth a media server.

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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    Awesome, i've been saving for a upgrade like that too. i hope it worths

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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    I recommend not going with the Asus M5A78L series motherboards if you would like to overclock at all. I've had mine for 4-5 months now and while it's a great budget M-ATX board, it seems to be a no-go for overclocking due to the (supposed, I haven't actually checked my motherboard but the nice guys over at Tomshardware say so) lack of heatsinks on the motherboard. I hope you find a motherboard you do like, I'll probably check back since I want to get a motherboard to replace it.

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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    I bought an asus M5A78L-M lx3 and while it's been a solid budget board, I've heard it's not incredible for overclocking. I've never had any problems with it, I can get my fx-6300 happily up to 4.2ghz with minimal problems, but the fellas over at tomshardware seem to think the heatsinks on it aren't that great.

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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    The problem with the cheaper boards is that they cannot reliably support the power requirements of the FX8xxx and FX9xxx once you start to push them a little and tbh that is half the fun of owning a FX. The OP has a 8350 which will easily top 200W with a bit of prodding and before that stage the cheaper boards will go phht
    On the other hand, if he wanted to downclock to say 3Ghz and lower the voltages then a M5A78L-M would do the job quite nicely.

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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    I have just purchased a new motherboard, the Asus 970 Pro Gaming/Aura on the advice of one of my friends who has had this same board for a while. I must say all the softwares included with the board were/are really great. The Ramcache, Asus Boot Setting (a great time-saver) and the Aura are helpful to a 'T'.
    It cost me £98.00 on Amazon and i am so pleased with it i just had to mention it here.

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    Re: Can you recommmend an AM3+ motherboard?

    the gigebyte ga-990fxa, its the newest with all the bling, and might be the first gigabyte board you can actually overclock without giving up 10 minutes later, it has a button to reset bios and maybe decent cooling on the northbridge

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=5655#ov

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