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So throughout my many mobo purchases I have compiled a like/dislike list. So far this is a list of must features on the the board. Please give any constructive suggestion you like about the features or potential boards.
  • 990FX
  • 8+2 Phase (Low RDS)
  • Min of 3 PCIE x16 (Crossfire/SLI) Double-spaced
  • POST Readout
  • Spaced Ram slots (Preference 2133 OC)
  • Killer NIC or 2 Intel 1K NICS
  • USB 3.0 for front ports
  • Forward facing sata ports
  • Min of 6 sata
  • Powered esata
I'm guessing from a list like that i'm probably looking at a Crosshair or a UD7. I don't want an extended atx because I would like to get a few years out of my HAF 912. I have been reading alot about ASRock mobos. Are they really getting that good? I did my research when I bought my MSI 790fx without really asking anyones opinion and now no x6 for me without causing a campfire in my office. Please do not suggest Foxconn, I refuse to buy anything with there name on it. Even if it's a t-shirt.
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Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 4Ghz@1.4V Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Asus R9 270x DCUII TOP G.SKILL Ripjaw X (2x4GB) 1600 8-9-9-23  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB / WD AV-GP 1TB / 2TB Swiftech H220 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Asus VH232H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm QuickFire TK (Brown Switches / White LED) Corsair AX850 Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White Razer Imperator 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ES 3.2GHz @ 1.4V DFI LanParty UT P35-T2R EVGA 9800GTX Crucial Ballistix (2x2GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
WD Velociraptor 80GB / Samsung F3 500GB Corsair H50 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit / Linux Mint (Cinnamon) Corsair TX650v2 (Seasonic) 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9500 Abit AN-M2HD Gigabyte HD4350 512MB OCZ Gold 6400 (2x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Raptor 300GB openSUSE Corsair CX400 (Seasonic) Apevia X-Qpack (Windowed) 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 4Ghz@1.4V Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Asus R9 270x DCUII TOP G.SKILL Ripjaw X (2x4GB) 1600 8-9-9-23  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB / WD AV-GP 1TB / 2TB Swiftech H220 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Asus VH232H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm QuickFire TK (Brown Switches / White LED) Corsair AX850 Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White Razer Imperator 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ES 3.2GHz @ 1.4V DFI LanParty UT P35-T2R EVGA 9800GTX Crucial Ballistix (2x2GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
WD Velociraptor 80GB / Samsung F3 500GB Corsair H50 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit / Linux Mint (Cinnamon) Corsair TX650v2 (Seasonic) 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9500 Abit AN-M2HD Gigabyte HD4350 512MB OCZ Gold 6400 (2x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Raptor 300GB openSUSE Corsair CX400 (Seasonic) Apevia X-Qpack (Windowed) 
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Originally Posted by King Nothing View Post
  • 990FX
  • 8+2 Phase (Low RDS)
  • Min of 3 PCIE x16 (Crossfire/SLI) Double-spaced
  • POST Readout
  • Spaced Ram slots (Preference 2133 OC)
  • Killer NIC or 2 Intel 1K NICS
  • USB 3.0 for front ports
  • Forward facing sata ports
  • Min of 6 sata
  • Powered esata
will it blend?

im already set on a CH V unless gigabyte releases some kind of killer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-7500t Asus h270 Strix EVGA Geforce GTX 1070 SC Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 2x8gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung PM961 256gbx2 RAID 0 Cryorig C7 Windows 10 Pro Fractal Design Node 202 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon E5-2690 Intel Xeon E5-2690 Asus Z9PE-D8 WS EVGA GTX 1070 SC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 1866mhz 8x4gb Intel 120gb SSD (OS) 10tb worth of HDDs Noctua NH-C14s 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro Corsair Strafe RGB Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 850w Silverstone TJ10-BW 
Mouse
Corsair Scimitar PRO RGB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X5550 Asus P6T Deluxe HIS HD 6870 2gb Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 6x2gb 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Crucial M4 128gb Cooler Master TPC-812 Windows 10 Pro Corsiar HX650 
Case
NZXT S340 White 
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Intel i5-7500t Asus h270 Strix EVGA Geforce GTX 1070 SC Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 2x8gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung PM961 256gbx2 RAID 0 Cryorig C7 Windows 10 Pro Fractal Design Node 202 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon E5-2690 Intel Xeon E5-2690 Asus Z9PE-D8 WS EVGA GTX 1070 SC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 1866mhz 8x4gb Intel 120gb SSD (OS) 10tb worth of HDDs Noctua NH-C14s 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro Corsair Strafe RGB Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 850w Silverstone TJ10-BW 
Mouse
Corsair Scimitar PRO RGB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X5550 Asus P6T Deluxe HIS HD 6870 2gb Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 6x2gb 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Crucial M4 128gb Cooler Master TPC-812 Windows 10 Pro Corsiar HX650 
Case
NZXT S340 White 
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when they come out ill tell ya
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K AsRock extreme4 p67 GTX 470 SLI 8gb Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial 128gb,WD black 1tb, Seagate 500gb windows 7 64 bit Enterprise U2311H Razor 
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I5 2500K AsRock extreme4 p67 GTX 470 SLI 8gb Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial 128gb,WD black 1tb, Seagate 500gb windows 7 64 bit Enterprise U2311H Razor 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ikem View Post
will it blend?

im already set on a CH V unless gigabyte releases some kind of killer
Well I would like it to cook for me but I don't have that kinda money

Kidding....I believe the CH V has that config
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 4Ghz@1.4V Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Asus R9 270x DCUII TOP G.SKILL Ripjaw X (2x4GB) 1600 8-9-9-23  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB / WD AV-GP 1TB / 2TB Swiftech H220 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Asus VH232H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm QuickFire TK (Brown Switches / White LED) Corsair AX850 Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White Razer Imperator 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ES 3.2GHz @ 1.4V DFI LanParty UT P35-T2R EVGA 9800GTX Crucial Ballistix (2x2GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
WD Velociraptor 80GB / Samsung F3 500GB Corsair H50 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit / Linux Mint (Cinnamon) Corsair TX650v2 (Seasonic) 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9500 Abit AN-M2HD Gigabyte HD4350 512MB OCZ Gold 6400 (2x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Raptor 300GB openSUSE Corsair CX400 (Seasonic) Apevia X-Qpack (Windowed) 
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Stormtrooper
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LanParty
(13 items)
 
Spare Parts
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 4Ghz@1.4V Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Asus R9 270x DCUII TOP G.SKILL Ripjaw X (2x4GB) 1600 8-9-9-23  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB / WD AV-GP 1TB / 2TB Swiftech H220 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Asus VH232H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm QuickFire TK (Brown Switches / White LED) Corsair AX850 Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White Razer Imperator 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ES 3.2GHz @ 1.4V DFI LanParty UT P35-T2R EVGA 9800GTX Crucial Ballistix (2x2GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
WD Velociraptor 80GB / Samsung F3 500GB Corsair H50 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit / Linux Mint (Cinnamon) Corsair TX650v2 (Seasonic) 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9500 Abit AN-M2HD Gigabyte HD4350 512MB OCZ Gold 6400 (2x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Raptor 300GB openSUSE Corsair CX400 (Seasonic) Apevia X-Qpack (Windowed) 
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