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Best micro-ATX motherboard for an AMD FX-8350

What would Motherboard would you recommend for a Rig with this CPU? The only ones I could think of can't be delivered to my country atm.

Price should be ~ 50-80 €
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  1. The ASRock 970M PRO3 is the only microATX mobo I know of that's worth buying. Is it available in your country?
  2. voltoid27 said:
    The ASRock 970M PRO3 is the only microATX mobo I know of that's worth buying. Is it available in your country?


    Wanted to get that one, but unfortunately it isn't.
  3. I wouldn't buy any MicroATX with an 8350, you should consider the FX-8370e instead. The reason is all of those MicroATX boards only have a 4+1 power phase and the 125w AMD processors have proven to be sensitive to the lack of power. The ASRock board suggested says it supports up to 140w, but thats to run older Phenom II processors.

    This is a common problem we see here with FX processors, the 125 watt ones really need a solid board with good VRMs to run reliably. You should consider an 8370e, its a little slower than the 8350, but will run reliably on any MicroATX you can find.
  4. Rogue Leader said:
    I wouldn't buy any MicroATX with an 8350, you should consider the FX-8370e instead. The reason is all of those MicroATX boards only have a 4+1 power phase and the 125w AMD processors have proven to be sensitive to the lack of power. The ASRock board suggested says it supports up to 140w, but thats to run older Phenom II processors.

    This is a common problem we see here with FX processors, the 125 watt ones really need a solid board with good VRMs to run reliably. You should consider an 8370e, its a little slower than the 8350, but will run reliably on any MicroATX you can find.


    I'd like to have something a little cheaper than that. Would you recommend the 8320 or even 6350?
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    LiKeAfIsH1990 said:
    Rogue Leader said:
    I wouldn't buy any MicroATX with an 8350, you should consider the FX-8370e instead. The reason is all of those MicroATX boards only have a 4+1 power phase and the 125w AMD processors have proven to be sensitive to the lack of power. The ASRock board suggested says it supports up to 140w, but thats to run older Phenom II processors.

    This is a common problem we see here with FX processors, the 125 watt ones really need a solid board with good VRMs to run reliably. You should consider an 8370e, its a little slower than the 8350, but will run reliably on any MicroATX you can find.


    I'd like to have something a little cheaper than that. Would you recommend the 8320 or even 6350?


    I would recommend the 8320e, which is an excellent deal these days. The e because its 95w which is good for the MicroATX board.
  6. Rogue Leader said:
    LiKeAfIsH1990 said:
    Rogue Leader said:
    I wouldn't buy any MicroATX with an 8350, you should consider the FX-8370e instead. The reason is all of those MicroATX boards only have a 4+1 power phase and the 125w AMD processors have proven to be sensitive to the lack of power. The ASRock board suggested says it supports up to 140w, but thats to run older Phenom II processors.

    This is a common problem we see here with FX processors, the 125 watt ones really need a solid board with good VRMs to run reliably. You should consider an 8370e, its a little slower than the 8350, but will run reliably on any MicroATX you can find.


    I'd like to have something a little cheaper than that. Would you recommend the 8320 or even 6350?


    I would recommend the 8320e, which is an excellent deal these days. The e because its 95w which is good for the MicroATX board.



    Thank you for help sir. o7
  7. And what motherboard would you specifically recommend for that CPU which is not the ASrock 970M?
  8. Unfortunately your options are limited, the MSI is a good one even if it is a lower chipset than the ASRock

    MSI 760GMA-P34
  9. voltoid27 said:
    The ASRock 970M PRO3 is the only microATX mobo I know of that's worth buying. Is it available in your country?


    Sure is, I just got one, after 3-4 days of looking & asking questions, it's the best choice for thise looking for a mATX AM3+ MB, which also runs AM3 CPU's. Initially I had a Athlon II x4 630 installed, then upgraded the the FX-6300, while some said the FX-8300 was better, it wasn't clear about whether or not it has a L3 cache.

    Some sites reported it had no L3, others stated it had 8MB, so went with the option that was known to be right, the FX-6300 is still a respectable CPU, especially compared to lower class Intel Pentium/Celeron dual core models.

    However, we're discussing the MB, anyone who has installed one for themselves knows the ASRock 970M Pro3 is a decent MB for AM3+, most of the rest are new 'old stock', limited to SATA-2 ports, with the exception of a couple that has two SATA-3 ports, However the ones who purchased those often had troubles with the SATA-3 ports, couldn't boot from these, not a good deal for storage connections only.

    The ASRock 970M Pro3 Rocks! And CPU temps in the lower to mid 20C range, occasionally dropping to 18C, using the stock cooler. Even has a TPM header, was able to add a physical TPM, from Amazon, for less than $14, best for Bitlocker encryption versus the system partition.

    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/mNsyXa0OIyaDqep4wYEm47k

    Cat
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