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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #54 in AMD Motherboards

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Pros: Supports even the newest/fastest AMD cpus (AM3+ socket)

Cons: pcie4 slot blocked by heat sink

This is my latest build using a AMD 9370 cpu, which as you probably know, is only supported by a handful of boards as of right now. This was a very easy build and everything looks to be of the usual gigabyte excellent quality. I generally only build with two brands lately, gigabyte and one other that I trust, they have given me the least number of hassles. I only have two gripes with this board, the pcie4 slot is more or less totally blocked by the chipset heatsink that is right behind it..or at least one of the heat pipes for it is right behind it. I have a very short pcie4x firewire B card that worked fine on my old board in the same slot (first slot next to the powersupply) but will not fit here. All my other slots, except the pcie16x for another video card are populated so I'm aggravated about that part but other than that there's plenty of room for multiple video cards etc. etc. I haven't had a chance to look for another firewire B card that might be shorter, you only have about 2.5-3" and I'm not sure I'll be able to find a card that fits, haven't really spent much time looking yet. The other aggravation was the AMD cool n quiet setting in the bios. At least with my hardware this has to be disabled (is on by default I believe) or you'll get nothing but random reboots. Took me a bit to figure that one out but turning it off stopped that problem. I am using air cooling but it runs fairly hot with that high juice sucking cpu so I'll probably switch to liquid cooling at some point assuming I can get one that fits this case or a new case. At first I was running windows 7, no issues, just upgraded to windows 8 but I'm tempted to go back to 7 just not impressed. Make sure that AHCI is enabled for your hard drives before you load the OS or you'll have issues if you want to use hotswap, apparently windows goes stupid if you try to change it after the fact and expect it to load drivers into the OS when you make the bios change. I've had this rig running smooth for about four months, no major issues. I leave the box on all the time for downloads, entertainment etc. etc. it's rarely shut down. Very happy with it. smile.gif
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Description:

Supports newest AMD AM3+ FX/AM3 Phenom II series processors, Advanced 8+2 phase CPU VRM power design for AMD high-TDP CPU support,5 PCI-E 2.0 interfaces for 3way AMD CrossFireX and SLI multi-graphics support, AMD SB950 provides 6 native SATA3 ports with superfast 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support, Supports USB 3.0 with superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, GIGABYTE 3x USB Power with On/Off Charge USB ports, Ultra Durable 3 Technology with copper cooled quality for lower working temperature, Turbo XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease, Revolution energy saving design with Easy Energy Saver technology, Hi-def 108dB Signal-to-noise ratio Blu-ray DVD audio playback, Patented DualBIOS with Hybrid EFI technology for 3TB HDD support, Supports Dolby Home Theater audio,

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandGigabyte
EAN0818313012883
FeatureUSB: Up to 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports, Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports, Up to 2 IEEE 1394a ports
Height4 inches
Length14 inches
Weight3.85 pounds
Width11 inches
LabelGigabyte
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$189.99
ManufacturerGigabyte
ModelGA-990FXA-UD5
MPNGA-990FXA-UD5
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameMOTHERBOARD
PublisherGigabyte
SKUGA-990FXA-UD5
StudioGigabyte
TitleGIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
UPC818313012883
Warranty3 years
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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