I'm looking for a motherboard to replace my old one that's been giving me problems lately (See this thread).
The PC is used for heavy gaming (All new games running max settings; GTA V, Fallout 4, etc). It's used for a fair amount of video/photo editing as well.
- AM3+ CPU socket
- Budget is around $150USD
- USB 3.0 header support
- At least 4 USB ports on the back (USB2.0 is fine)
- Built in 5.1 surround sound support (No additional sound card needed)
- WiFi, bluetooth, integrated video and PS/2 are not required.
- Needs to work with the rest of my components, obviously (See below)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master V8 GTS
PCU - SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM3 Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V
SSD - Crucial MX100 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
CPU - AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7 GHz Socket AM3+ 220W - Black Edition
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0
Tower - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition
I raised my budget to 150usd, that would probably be a more logical budget for a decent board. I'm also flexible on the price, if it's more expensive than my budget, but is an overall better choice, then go ahead and suggest it. As long as it's not way out of the budget.