Best motherboard for A10 5800K

Deelish

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My first post, hope I chose the right forum category:)

I'm planning on getting an A10 5800K and no discrete graphics card. I've read that AMD recommends the A85 motherboard for their A10 5800K but i don't need all the extra features. I understand it only has sata 3gb/s and usb 2.0 but i don't mind. Just wondering if it would bottleneck the gaming performance in any way at full load compared to the a75 or a85. I want to undervolt it and/or overclock the integrated graphics frequency a bit. I plan on playing starcraft 2 at about medium settings on 1260/780 or so.

Newegg has deals on an a10 with all 3 different gigabyte motherboard combo deals. Are they a good brand motherboard?

Also gonna get 8 gigs of Ripjaw 1866 ram . Was wondering if they were also a good brand. Seems their latency timings are tighter then the average. Although i guess i can just change them manually anyway.

3 questions in one but i like to save space:)
 
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g-unit1111

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A55 is the motherboard for socket FM1 CPUs. FM2 CPUs use the A85/A75 chipset. If you want a specific recommendation I'd suggest one of these:

- Asrock A75FM2 Pro 4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157333
- Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128577

For RAM you don't really need 1866MHz, 1600 will do fine, get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544

Or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095
 

g-unit1111

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Why would you recommend a Celeron over Trinity? Take away the integrated graphics, Trinity has an unlocked multiplier and is a very overclock friendly CPU where the Celeron isn't.

Not even remotely close to the same level of performance: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/675?vs=72
 

tech_twist

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Get this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128570

and for the RAMs that'll fine.
 
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