Question Need suggestions for a sub $200 motherboard that will support the AMD FX 8320 Black processor, GeForce GTX 1060 6gb, and 16gb of 1600mh DDR3 ram.

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Hi guys, my motherboard went out on me and I"m looking for a replacement for it. I don't want to rely on websites that list "the five best.." etc...as they are most likely paid by the boards they list. So I thought I'd come here and ask you fine folks. Thanks very much for any help at all.
 

Darkbreeze

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(Be sure to check when looking for a motherboard that any of the models shown below are either 990fx, 990 or 970 chipsets. Other AM3/AM3+ chipsets are not desirable especially for any of the FX8 core CPUs and some Intel vs AMD motherboards might share a similar name while having distinctly incompatible sockets or chipsets.

A "Z170" Extreme6 for example (Z170 being the chipset, and being an Intel chipset), is not going to work with your AMD FX processor, so, in this example, you want to look for the "990/990fx" Extreme6.)

GA-990FXA-UD7
Extreme6
Extreme9
Fatal1ty 990FX Professional
Crosshair V Formula-Z
Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
GA-99FXA-UD5
MSI GD80V2
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
GA-99FXA-UD3
MSI GD65V2
990FX Killer
Extreme4
M5A99X EVO (R2.0 as well)
GA-990XA-UD3
990XA-GD55
GA-970A-UD3P
M5A97 or EVO or PRO (R.2 as well)
GA-970A-UD3
970 GAMING
970A SLI Krait (USB 3.1 supported)

The bottom line though is that ANY of these still available NEW, out there, are going to be grossly expensive and any used board you might find will probably already have as many miles on it as your old board did and either be in the same shape or not far off from it by now, all these years later. These boards are certainly not, and haven't been for some time, still in production.

Personally, my advice is move on. The cost isn't justified for a 9 year old system that had poor performance even when it was new.

Anything out there right now, including lowly i3 or Ryzen 3 parts from the last couple of generations, will grossly outperform any, even highly overclocked, FX CPU and platform.
 
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kanewolf

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Hi guys, my motherboard went out on me and I"m looking for a replacement for it. I don't want to rely on websites that list "the five best.." etc...as they are most likely paid by the boards they list. So I thought I'd come here and ask you fine folks. Thanks very much for any help at all.
Why would you waste money on an FX 8320 compatible motherboard. It will be out performed by an i3 ...
 
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logainofhades

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You are going to have to look to Ebay, most likely to find anything that will work. Frankly, I would recommend spending a bit more, if you can, and get something a bit more modern/faster. If that is not doable, then I would do something more like this.

E3 1231v3, for $49
https://www.ebay.com/itm/284275739497

H97 Pro4 for $83
https://www.ebay.com/itm/255045973225

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $29.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-25 16:47 EDT-0400


For roughly $162, you get a far better combination.


For $250 ish, you can get a more modern rig, with a few upgrade options.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-10100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H570M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Silicon Power 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($52.97 @ Amazon)
Total: $247.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-25 16:49 EDT-0400
 

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