Swap the Mobo for Same Price?

Rodbrollin

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Hey guys, I recently found out that the motherboard of this build isn't compatible with USB 3.0. I understand that the case comes with an adapter for USB 2.0, but I figured it is better to have a newer Motherboard. Can anyone swap out the Mobo for one that is compatible with USB 3.0 for about the same price? Also, is there anything else wrong with this build besides that?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Mx3RwP
 

Dark Lord of Tech

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Better ram and board , saved $5.00.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PC2 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($16.42 @ Mwave)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 57.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $655.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 12:55 EDT-0400
 

Episodic

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PC2 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($16.42 @ Mwave)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 57.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $684.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 12:59 EDT-0400

I would also add a small SSD, to put windows on and basic files. However, that depends on what you're willing to spend.
 

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