Originally Posted by Am*;13522380
Wow, someone got some crap in his cornflakes this morning...
I DID take a look at your sig so how the hell do you consider that a "mainstream" motherboard, when it's one of Gigabyte's best and most expensive motherboards for 700 series? "Mainstream" were the 740/770/780G motherboards, all of which vary in build quality, again you're assuming they're all the same when they're not.
And "buddy" was a figure of speech, no need to get your panties in a twist over it... I have no interest/intentions in becoming friends with you.
No the 790FX is the top end of the AMD 7** chipset. Now that the 89O is out then the soon to be 990 I consider it even more in the upper mainstream price bracket.
I consider the 790X High mainstream because of pricing.
I never said all motherboards are the same, never insinuated it. Now you are putting words in my mouth that where never there, also yes essentially motherboards are made of the same materials.
If some one is buying very cheap or low build quality mobo to overclock on or put this cooler on then I think that they may need to re asses what it is they are trying to achieve.
How high end is it when you can't purchase it ? (EDIT: I found one place here in Australia) Unless you can buy one easily?
the 740/770/780G are more like budget chipset, given that I have seen some really nice ones ones.Lowest to highest (pricing)Budget
Microstar K9A2 NEO-F AMD 770 DDR2-$64.96
Foxconn A78AX-K AMD 770 ATX-$65.73
ASRock A770DE+ AMD 770 ATX-$80.00
Asustek M4A78 socket AM2+ AMD 770-$89.00Mainstream
Gigabyte GA-880G-UD3H-$109.00 (CrossfireX)
Gigabyte GA-880GMA-USB3-$125.00Upper mainstream
Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 -$178.54 (overpriced, but it's one of the only places that had it)
Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 HERE
Here's some cheaper (in general) boards that have CrossfireX
ASRock 870 Extreme3 Motherboard-$99.00
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Motherboard-$119.00High end
ASRock 890FX Deluxe4-$179.00
ASRock 890FX Deluxe5-$205.00
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula-$285.00
ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme-$375.00Also there is many members here and I know one in person and you aren't him, so to use that figure of speech is pushing the margins a bit.
Also do you really think that by saying "I have no interest/intentions in becoming friends with you." is going to break my heart?Edited by smash_mouth01 - 5/16/11 at 2:47am