Need a motherboard

By steelth ยท 4 replies
Jan 31, 2012
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  1. I'm thinking of building a computer around a AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core , and i would like to find a good motherboard for under 100 dollars that you think would be the best.Atx or microAtx ,thanx for your help
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Well, to make sure that a less then $100.00 motherboard doesn't turn into a motherboard plus memory I'd make sure that whatever you buy also supports your memory. An ATX motherboard is usually faster than a mATX board and really depends on what size case you have and other factors.

    This should be a decent ATX motherboard. Just make sure it works with the memory I have assumed you already have.
  3. steelth

    steelth TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 130

    no memory yet so it doesn't matter thx and i have a full size case which is way over kill for what i do but i thought i was a gamer at 1 time,lol
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    That is really pushing it... to get a good quality current technology motherboard for $100 or less... Also, so many other things come into play... return rights... returns without a 15% re-shelfing fee.
    Better to get a board that has been tested in the marketplace for 100 days... that is where the 100 value comes into play.
  5. dikbozo

    dikbozo TS Booster Posts: 82

    As the 925 is compatible with AM2+, AM3 and AM3+ sockets and will work fine with whatever RAM your chosen board supports, the range of available boards is quite large. Under $100 is not very difficult to find, I would recommend either Giga-byte or ASUS as first considerations. I personally use ASUS but have helped others with GB. Both have fine feature rich offerings in a wide variety of configurations.

    Newegg allows for this:

    It is a listing based on AM3 by user rating for between $75 and $100.

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