Tech 10: Hot Components For 2013

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AM

This entry-level motherboard is an affordable and worthy component. It is a stable platform that delivers high-speed data transfer and performance. Ten times faster than USB 2.0, this motherboard's USB 3.0 support offers a super-speedy USB transfer rate of 5 Gbps. Equipped with a 3X USB power surge with on/off charge USB ports, the Gigabyte motherboard is available for $155.

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