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New question! Shall I install the GPU in the PCI-e 16x 1 or 2? Is it just what I prefer or do I have to have it a certain place for bandwith?
Also very suprised the HD7850 only takes one six pin :L

Sorry for the late response!!!

Yes, either should work. If it doesn't you'll know and it's easy to change. As for the one 6-pin connector; it depends on the version of your 7850. I need two 6-pin connectors for mine redface.gif
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Sorry for the late response!!!
Yes, either should work. If it doesn't you'll know and it's easy to change. As for the one 6-pin connector; it depends on the version of your 7850. I need two 6-pin connectors for mine redface.gif

It works fine in the upper slot smile.gif, the A50 is supriseingly quiet to!


Although I am noticing the A50 is a little crooked, it is solidly mounted, so I guess it'll do :3 There is also plenty of room for another GPU. The only negative thing about mobo is non-UEFI interface :L

FPS in TF2 (Maxed) is 200. FPS in MC (Maxed) is 250+. ArmA 2 (Maxed) 60 FPS. WoW (Maxed) 75 FPS.

There was plenty of room for the XMS3 memory, and it was simple to plug in the front stuffz, SATAs and USBs.

In the end he is very satisfied, he is already thinking about adding more fans, memory card reader and that kind of stuff C:
post #3513 of 12377
Hello.

Does anyone have any good suggestions for what sound card to use on the UD5 version (GA-990FXA-UD5)?

I tried an HT OMEGA Claro II, but it has horrible sound desync and it keeps crashing my programs, so I'm sending it back.

I was thinking of the ASUS Xonar Essence STX, but I'm not sure if it will fit... (theres a heatsink in the way; or it looks like it).

Thanks!
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New Bios For SSD compatibility... (wonder about performance as well?)

I Will be trying this out

For all 1.0, 1.1 & 1.2

1.2 bios is FEc however.




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Hello.
Does anyone have any good suggestions for what sound card to use on the UD5 version (GA-990FXA-UD5)?
I tried an HT OMEGA Claro II, but it has horrible sound desync and it keeps crashing my programs, so I'm sending it back.
I was thinking of the ASUS Xonar Essence STX, but I'm not sure if it will fit... (theres a heatsink in the way; or it looks like it).
Thanks!

What do you plan to do with said sound card? 99% of the time they are a waste of time and money. On board sound is leaps and bounds ahead of what it used to be.
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Hello.
Does anyone have any good suggestions for what sound card to use on the UD5 version (GA-990FXA-UD5)?
I tried an HT OMEGA Claro II, but it has horrible sound desync and it keeps crashing my programs, so I'm sending it back.
I was thinking of the ASUS Xonar Essence STX, but I'm not sure if it will fit... (theres a heatsink in the way; or it looks like it).
Thanks!

I use the Claro Halo XT in the PCI slot at the bottom I have two graphics cards taking up the x16 slots and a wireless card in the x1 slot, so the expansion slots are completely full but they fit perfectly.

The Xonar Essence also may not fit in the x1 slot on the top because of the heat spreaders, so you would have to put it in another slot. that would be tight if you have two graphics cards, especially if they're watercooled.
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The ht omega i have is a HUUUUGE improvement over the onboard audio; at least with the headphones i have (audio technica m50s). the problem i have with it is that it seems to have a weird latency issue where the visuals and the audio dont sync up... and it crashes frequently, playing an audio loop until i disable it through device manager. but otherwise it has excellent sound quality by my standards.

I didnt know i could put pci-e x1 cards into the pci-e x16 slots. thanks for letting me know that. i do have 2 videocards but i think i can fit it in anyway. cheers.
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sound cards with decent onboard amps are really the only thing better than a decent motherboard audio chip now a days...

even then, its mostly only realized with headphones (or anything else that doesn't have it's own amp)...
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sound cards with decent onboard amps are really the only thing better than a decent motherboard audio chip now a days...
even then, its mostly only realized with headphones (or anything else that doesn't have it's own amp)...

QFT.
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"New Bios For SSD compatibility... (wonder about performance as well?)

I Will be trying this out

For all 1.0, 1.1 & 1.2

1.2 bios is FEc however."

ya i saw that the other-day. I might give it a try, i just try and stay away from beta bios.
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