Looking for a nice sub-$100 AM3 motherboard

By ikesmasher
Nov 27, 2011
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  1. Preferably full ATX.
    My main thing is that i was hoping to get one that had 2 PCI express x16 slots (2.0) to upgrade to crossfire later on but I can only find ones that have 1 x16 and 1 x4. Which...doesnt work well.
    If one doesnt exist, thats fine.
    I just need a motherboard that supports 8GB (which isnt hard), my phenom II x4, and at least a PCI express 2.0 x16 slot. no SATA speed preference, USB 3.0 is not important to me, although its a nice feature. (and preferably not have the whole board cluttered with everything in a cramped space, might upgrade cooler for overclock eventual).

    Im having a hard time finding one that's reliable and consistently built.
    Please let me know.
  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,853   +342

  3. Jawshh

    Jawshh TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 438

    That's a pretty decent board, go for it! Pretty much any socket AM3+ with 970 chipset will do providing they have support for stuff you need. As far as the brand is concerned, Asus, Gigabyte and ASrock are really good.

    And, for $100 you can only get as far as 1 x16 slot with a second x4 slot, no more! But, that should give you some nice performance.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,853   +342

    Thanks for teh help!


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