best cheap motherboard for 8350 under 100$

Ravyar Tahir

Aug 18, 2014
I wanna buy a motherboard for my 8350 CPU I am also planing to buy H60I too , I read that 8350 is overclockable to even 8 Ghz with water cooling system what is best possible solution for my budget ?


Apr 27, 2014
That 8GHz can only be possible when u run that 8 core chip on only 1 or maximum 2 cores running, u need to disable all other cores..... And for that u r gonna need a LN2 cpu cooler not water cooler. If u want to oc that chip then u must get an 990fx chipset motherboard. 970 chipset mobo will not give u much oc capacity but is a good option if u r not gonna oc and gonna use a single gpu. The Asrock Fatal1ty performance is the best 970 chipset mobo.
But if u r gonna oc the cpu or gonna use dual gpu config or gonna do both then only choice is 990fx motherboard (Dnt even think bout 970 mobo if u plan to oc). The Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0 and asus crosshair formula v are good choices. If u wanna oc as much as u can then get a sabertooth version or if u wanna oc and wanna go multi-gpu path with some advanced/extra features then go with crosshair formula v mobo.
Good luck.
Dnt 4get 2 select d bst answer...............

+1 for this

Even with a high end board and great cooling, hitting 5.0GHz is challenging. 8GHz is only possible with sub-ambient cooling (IE: Liquid Nitrogen or a massive chill pack) and totally impractical for day-to-day use.

If you get a good chip that will OC on low voltage, you can probably get 4.6-4.8 on high end Air or a 120x240mm or 140x280mm radiator/CLC.

Some good budget OC boards:

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
ASRock 970 Performance (Fatal1ty)
MSI 970 Gaming

All 3 of those have 8+2 phase power, good chipset/VRM cooling, and decent BIOS options for ocerclocking. They will only support 1 high end GPU though, so don't plan to SLI or Crossfire if sub-$100 is your budget for a motherboard.

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Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme6 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($113.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $113.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Supports Socket AM3+ / AM3 processors
Supports 8-Core CPUs
Supports 220W AMD FX-9590 & FX-9370 CPUs
Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps, Digi Power, 8 + 2 Power Phase Design

Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2450(OC)
3 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™, NVIDIA® Quad SLI
7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150
Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 2 & DTS Connect
Qualcomm® Atheros® Gigabit LAN
5 SATA3 . 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3) . 1 eSATA3
7 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear, 1 Vertical Type A) . 10 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 6 Rear)
Supports ASRock Cloud, Full Spike Protection, X-Boost

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