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BRAIN SURGERY!! (Phenom II X4 925 transplant)

Question asked by eniac1946 on Apr 2, 2017
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***IMPORTANT: This is a request for help selecting an AMD budget mobo.***


I'm broke, but I want to try moving from PS3 to PC to play ROTR and BF1 (lock 60fps@1080i), with the possibility of spending more money in the distant future.

Here are the parts I have:


Phenom II X4 925 (2.8ghz, AM3 socket)

8GB DDR3 PC3-10600 MB/sec (4x2GB, PC1333??)

WD Green 1TB 5400

802.11 Wireless a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 card

assorted fans

DVD-RW ROM (extra part, might not be used)

BLURAY ROM (extra part, might not be used)

32" Panasonic LCD (720p & 1080i)

salvaged from pre-built HP : HP Pavilion Elite HPE-112y Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support


Here is what I buying soon (Budget for April 2017: $100-$150USD):

RX 480 4GB/8GB (>$200USD) (May)

Mobo (April)

Case (April)

PSU (April)



Here are the mobos being considered:

BIOSTAR TA970 Ver. 5.3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS -

ASRock 970M Pro3 AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 + AMD SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD

ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G (780L) / SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX Motherboards - AMD -


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-John Smith (ENIAC1946)


BONUS ROUND! Here are the cases I'm looking at (>$50USD)

DIYPC  DIY-F2-O Black/Orange USB 3.0 Micro-ATX Mini Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 x Orange LED Fans (Pre-installed)-…

LOGISYS Computer CS368RB Red & Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power

AZZA CSAZ-208S Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -

iMicro CA-IM552U3 No Power Supply ATX Mid Tower (Black) | Raidmax

Guardian 921RB Red PC Gaming Case = Computer Gaming Case - NZXT **FAVORITE


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