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wouldn't the 990fxa ud3 be a cheap low end board?

anything but. I had an Asus board before my UD3. With my old asus board gettings anything past 3.8 on my CPU was impossible, All I did was change out the board to a UD3 and I am at 4.0Ghz CPU @ 1.45v(1.44v after Vdroop kicks in) with a 2800Mhz NB freq @1.30v. Thing is rock solid stable on air. Then when the board did fail it was all out war with ASUS to get them to take back the pice of crap board.

There are only few asus board's that are worth it in my experiance...as long as you don't have to deal with their customer service. The UD3 is the cheapest board in the group(UD5/7) how ever from what I have read the UD5 and 7 have worse Vdroop and tend to be more buggy than the UD3. I wouldn't call it a high end board by any means, but its not a joke or a cheap board either, the results are just stunning. IMO i think the board is a steal for what I payed for it brand new from Microcenter(149.99).

In short its not a low end board, more of a high mid range board:)
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My sig rig with the GA-990FXA-UD7... AKA the Chupacabra
Cant wait to pick up monitors for an eyefinity set-up.
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Still waiting for PMs with memory evaluations for the OP.
~fidof650

fidof650,
That's a beautiful system!
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cpuz validation on 990FXA-UD5:
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2183414
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anything but. I had an Asus board before my UD3. With my old asus board gettings anything past 3.8 on my CPU was impossible, All I did was change out the board to a UD3 and I am at 4.0Ghz CPU @ 1.45v(1.44v after Vdroop kicks in) with a 2800Mhz NB freq @1.30v. Thing is rock solid stable on air. Then when the board did fail it was all out war with ASUS to get them to take back the pice of crap board.
There are only few asus board's that are worth it in my experiance...as long as you don't have to deal with their customer service. The UD3 is the cheapest board in the group(UD5/7) how ever from what I have read the UD5 and 7 have worse Vdroop and tend to be more buggy than the UD3. I wouldn't call it a high end board by any means, but its not a joke or a cheap board either, the results are just stunning. IMO i think the board is a steal for what I payed for it brand new from Microcenter(149.99).
In short its not a low end board, more of a high mid range board:)

Thanks for your help

is the 990xa another high mid end board the ud3?
   
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Thanks for your help
is the 990xa another high mid end board the ud3?

Sorry, But I do not know anything about those, there is another club thread about the 990xa boards, I am positive that one of the members there can clear up that question for you:)
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I sure hope its a high end board ,it definately seems so when comparing features and its seems to be well built but I'm still in the process of building mine so no idea about actual performance700
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Khaotic,
I am really looking forward to that!
Thx for the encouragement.
Steve
p.s. my current cpu temps ~ 63* - 65*C
hot. after running prime95 for a bit.

FYI, I had pretty decent cpu cooling with a Zalman CPS 9900 fan but I dropped almost 10 deg C when I switched to a Corsair H100 using four 120 MM fans in a push-pull configuration. I think the H80 you have in the pipeline will go a long ways to solving your heat issues.

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I sure hope its a high end board ,it definately seems so when comparing features and its seems to be well built but I'm still in the process of building mine so no idea about actual performance700

I'd say extremely high end of the middle range boards. smile.gif Beautiful motherboard there. I don't remember what mine looks like anymore, due to the NH-D14 and the tri-slot 6950.. sadsmiley.gif
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FYI, I had pretty decent cpu cooling with a Zalman CPS 9900 fan but I dropped almost 10 deg C when I switched to a Corsair H100 using four 120 MM fans in a push-pull configuration. I think the H80 you have in the pipeline will go a long ways to solving your heat issues.
WW

WW,

I sure hope so!
Thx for the info re: the H100.
I had been reading reviews for a ~ week before deciding which way to go. My case would not support he H100 without chopping another hole in the top.
Didn't want to go there, lol.
I have a huge CPU air cooled unit- Xigmatek S1284F - that hits my ram, took off the 120mm fan & bent up some fins & put on 2 smaller fans.
Cooled the CPU fine, just still hit ram, it made me nervous doing that...
Took it off, put on the almost useless factory cooler.
The 3 other sealed units looked good too, just think Corsair quality is pretty OK with me, been using their products for many years (ram - flash drives)
Hope my Antec 750 Earthwatts PS is good enough. Not completely modular, partial modular? Kind of strange.
Have a wimpy vid card, GTS 250, will look to upgrade that this summer(?)

Have a great day everyone!
Happy and successful builds to all.
Steve
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I did some more tweaking because I kept getting a random crash that seemed linked to memory somehow.

I found stability by uping my NB to 1.4 from 1.375 and using some more FSB to get to clock. This also enabled me to DRAMATICALLY drop my CPU voltage... which dropped my temps. thumb.gif

(Keep in mind this is with C1E and cool 'n quiet ENABLED. (Turbo boost disabled) This Saves A LOT of power while idling, web browsing and whatnot.

So far this is where I've ended up with: (Pic under full load and leveled off v-boost)

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Moderate testing of about 30-45 minutes with load... I will do a true stress period tonight. (But very happy with 1.456v load! )

Latest Pic of the setup through the case window:

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Mad,
Nice pic!
Is that a Corsair H50, H60 or H70 cooling kit?
Steve
Edited by bcudasteve - 1/6/12 at 2:20pm
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