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Hola! I'm in a big big big dilemma over which motherboard should I choose for upgrading my rig . The processor is also going to be a phenom II 720 BE or Athlon II X4 640 so the mobo's should , ofcourse , support them which they do (i guess).
Anyways first choice was Asrock's M3A770DE (http://www.links.hr/index.php?option...kl=050.303.437 - scroll lower to see details) but then I got a good deal for gigabyte's MA790XT-UD4P (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3010#sp)
Which one should I choose? They should also support 1600MHz DDR3 memories (i think they do) and should have some overclocking stability...
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I love my GA-MA790XT-UD4P. Both of those are outdated, though...
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My budget is not that high for newer mobos
Any more suggestions?
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I would get the Gigabyte ,it has the 790X chipset.It should better overclocking wise compared to what you have in signature.

The question is what money have you alocated for the mobo ?! As there are some nice choises with 8xx series chipsets.
So in case you have the money available go for a a 8xx + SB 850.
It s not an obligation ,the 7xx chipsets are fine for non enthusiasts (the ones that install 3 or 4 video cards).
Be aware that 8xx chipsets can be combined with older SB 7xx series (like the ones you pointed have on board).
   
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post #5 of 16
This one is a no contest. If price doesn't matter to you, the GA-MA790XT-UD4P wins by an intense margin. I have enjoyed using this motherboard on an OC'ed 140W x4, OC'ed x6 @ 4Ghz+, 2 cards using SLI hack, etc. etc. and it's been running smoothly for the past 1 1/2 years

The 790XT-UD4P offers 8x-8x CrossfireX (SLI works via SLI hack), a much improved VRM system, and other great features such as DualBIOS, plenty of SATA ports, even an FDD port on the bottom in case you'd ever need it
post #6 of 16
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The prices vary from USA and the country i'm in. So I can't give you the exact price I want to give out for the mobo as it might be cheaper in USA than it is in Croatia.
But let's say that I want to spend around 120$ on mobo
The gigabyte mobo is about 100$ and the asrock 60$ (second hand both mobos)
I'm no enthusiast , but maybe one day i combine crossfire with another hd 4670 OR just a single , better gfx. Also it would be nice to overclock my new phenom II 720 BE on it...
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post #7 of 16
I ve seen some nice prices for HW in Serbia (oposed to what we have in Romania) ,they have lower VAT(TVA).Maybe you have a friend to take a look at a (online) store in Serbia.

GA-MA790XT-UD4P might be your choice with that budget.
As new you can go for a 870 chipset based from Gigabyte like Gigabyte 870A-USB3(AM3b) ,but it has no VRM cooling installed.
http://www.emag.ro/placi_baza/p5/fil...iceasc/last/f2
   
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post #8 of 16
Go with the Gigabyte....fantastic board!

it is a DDR3 board tho,you upgrading your ram too?
Edited by B NEGATIVE - 4/29/11 at 11:54am
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post #9 of 16
The Gigabyte is a great choice. You should also look into an Asus M4A79XTD EVO, because it's also a solid board at a low price. When I built this rig, I looked at both, and went with the Asus because it was on sale at the time and the Gigabyte wasn't. Either of them will be plenty for your build.
 
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yes infact i am going to upgrade to DDR3 1600 MHz modules and no i don't have anyone from serbia .
Thanks for the answers (reps), i guess gigabyte will be mine this week then
Edited by Bobi - 4/29/11 at 3:09pm
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