Which motherboard will be best for the fx 8350?

I have the fx 8350 at 4ghz
16gb balistix ram at 1600mhz
msi gtx 960 4gb

im looking for a motherboard that will work fine with this cpu but as i found out not every one of them do on the cheaper side....

i found these 3 withing my price range and dont know which one will be best for the cpu, im not looking to overclock (only maybe the gpu)

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813145022&cm_re=am3%2b_motherboard-_-13-145-022-_-Product

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873&nm_mc=AFC-C8JunctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10592396&PID=3938566&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-%zn

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132713&cm_re=am3%2b_motherboard-_-13-132-713-_-Product

if all of these are not that great suggest another good motherboard for under maybe 130$ cad (if its like 135 or something that fine also)
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  1. I'd go with the first one. The second one isn't very good, and the third one just costs too much. To be honest I wouldn't bother with a 8350 setup. Not anymore.
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  2. 4745454b said:
    I'd go with the first one. The second one isn't very good, and the third one just costs too much. To be honest I wouldn't bother with a 8350 setup. Not anymore.


    will the 1 4 pin cpu power connector be sufficient for the 125w cpu? because i have the ASUS M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 right now and im pretty sure it bottlenecks the cpu... as other people with the same gpu and cpu are able to get higher fps in games with the same settings (gta 5 on high/very high settings only gives me 40 fps in cities where people with same setup getting solid 60, fallout 4 with high/ultra settings gets me 40 fps in busy areas where others get solid 60 with same settings same hardware)
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  3. It says it's supposed to support those CPUs. The last one is more feature rich, but the cost is just too high. As I said, it's pointless to spend that kind of money on an old FX CPU like that now. You can buy new AM4 motherboard for that much. And those CPUs will be much faster than the 83xx.

    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/M5A78LM_LX/specifications/

    The one you have right now isn't good. It supports those CPUs, but only up to the 95W ones. And it runs on the ancient 760G chipset. Honestly, this board was low end when it came out 10+ yrs ago, and should have stopped being used 5+ years go. The Gigabyte does say it supports the 125W CPUs.

    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-970A-DS3P-FX-rev-21#support-cpu

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    other people with the same gpu and cpu are able to get higher fps in games with the same settings (gta 5 on high/very high settings only gives me 40 fps in cities where people with same setup getting solid 60, fallout 4 with high/ultra settings gets me 40 fps in busy areas where others get solid 60 with same settings same hardware)


    The biggest issue this board has is staying cool while running that CPU. As I linked above, its only rated to handle 95W CPUs and you have a 125W CPU in it. This causes the board to run a lot harder than it needs too. And because it gets too warm it will throttle the CPU speed down. As you pointed out, this causes you have less FPS than others. To be honest however I wouldn't worry about it. To spend $100CAD on this setup is just a waste. Use it, work on upgrading your entire system to something better. Phenom II is dead, time to move on.
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