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Another A78 vs A88+ question

FasterNU
  • 60 months ago

I am building a budget HTPC that will also be used for app development and light gaming. I am planning on using a AMD A8 7600 & have no intention to OC'ing. My question regarding mobo selection is should I get a MSI A78M-E35 or ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+? I had intended on buying this MSI board or possibly a MSI A78M-E45 V2 but then I saw the ASRock A88 board was cheaper (less expensive). Should I spend the extra $10 to $20 on a A78 board or go for the less expensive A88 option? I should note that I have been a MSI fan for quite some time but am willing to try something different for this build. Thanks FasterNU

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

A88 is the top of the line for FM2+....

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Usually, you don't need A88X unless you plan to overclock. This is the chipset that gives the K processors their full OC abilities. Looking into reviews on this board, it seems like a great value. ASRock has some less expensive boards that work fantastically, just like this one. I would go for it.

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