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#1 vandreadstriker

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

So it seems that my ASRock board died yesterday after a sudden power outage in my neighbourhood, and now I'm thinking of getting a new board. Looking at it, I don't see why I shouldn't just get an AM3+ board anyway..
I figured I won't need anything higher than the 970 chipset since I won't even think of going CFX/SLI and I wouldn't need all those goodies of the 990X/FX boards.
Problem is, I'd still like to get a board with a bit more 'oommph' so that I can use the unlocked core of my 720 and overclock it as well... The ASUS M5A97-EVO R2.0 seems to be just what I needed but sadly it isn't available here in Indonesia.

So, long story short, can you guys recommend me a good 970 board that can be used for some mild overclocking of my Phenom II X4 20BE?

Budget is around ~IDR 1200k or US$125
I'll be buying from either here or here (prefer the former)

If all else fails, I might even try buying from the US since my brother's in Michigan. Won't be back till around next year so it'll be a 'last resort'

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

I have an ASRock 970 Extreme 4 since a year ago without prooblems so far, 970 Extreme 3 is also a good choice, IMO.-

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

M5A97-evo is a good choice.
Some other alternatives are is:
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

I have the GA-970A-DS3, which features HD audio and some extra ports, but otherwise identical to the UD3, and I must say it's a great board :)

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#5 vandreadstriker

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

Well there aren't much Gigabyte AM3+ boards available so I'm most likely stuck with ASUS... Maybe the MA97-R2.0? Any idea if it's good enough?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:25 AM

^^ In my opinion, go with pro or evo version. The main M5A97 isn't as good as them.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

I have the ASROCK 970 extreme3 and it is awesome!


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 is the model I use for AM3+ builds for clients. Very solid 907 board.


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#9 Mofpaydayoz

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

I would recommend you to buy either a Gigabyte or a MSi motherboard. These are the brands that I used so far and were quite reliable. :)


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

You can't RMA your AsRock I'm guessing??

 

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