Looking For a Motherboard That Fits my Criteria


Today, I am looking for a motherboard that meets these criteria -
Must support AM3/AM3+ socket CPUs
Must have a 970, 990X, or 990FX chipset
Must have seperate Mini-DIN 6 (PS/2) keyboard and mouse connectors (I have a Mini-DIN 6 keyboard and mouse that I would like to use to save USB ports)
A good power phase, as I will be overclocking my CPU
1 PCI-e 16x 2nd gen (or 3rd gen) slot and 1 Conventional PCI slot
Under $115-120, lower is better

Thank you in advance!
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  1. Choose from one of these... and check it includes the PCI slot and the PS2 ports... Asus seems to include 2 PS2 ports, Gigabyte and MSI include only one. The Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 seems to better meet your requirements.
    BTW.. No AM3/AM3+ mobos turn up within the price range, but AM3+ only should support AM3 CPUs as well.,18,27&s=4,22&f=2&c=16,17,18&N=4&T=4096,32768&sort=a8&l=2&qq=1&e=0

    Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 AM3+ ATX 32GB

    Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ ATX 32GB

    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ ATX 32GB

    Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P BOM AM3+ ATX 32GB

    MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 AM3+ ATX 32GB
  2. I have actually discovered that my USB to PS/2 mouse adapter does not work, and it's not really worth finding another one (for me at least), so a single PS/2 slot is fine for me. Sorry I wasted your time! :(

    I'll be getting a Gigabyte GA970A-UD3P. It's a very good motherboard for overclocking on a budget. It also had good slot positioning, as I can put a slot fan above the GPU to cool my VRMs.

    Again, extremely sorry I wasted your time. Thanks anyways!
  3. Best answer
    No problem... I spent just a few minutes on that!.. besides we get something back each time, so it's not wasting time but gaining experience.
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