Originally Posted by dmfree88
as a complete newbie to computers i would hate to buy something compatible though and end up with this crap they serve us. Which is what happened to me unknowingly stepping into this new game of am3+ with a 8350. which boards even gonna work right stock? Why should i even have to ask that question
. I would think even someone with a decent amount of experience would still assume the crap board is going to work OK. In some cases it wont even work right from the start. Should never be marked as compatible.
I guess I just remember long ago when it didn't really matter which motherboard you got as far as functionality. If you wanted some cool perks go big get the extra features, but everything crappy atleast worked reasonably for the most part or atleast got the job done. Nowadays it seems the processors are overpowering there sockets or the counter-parts that claim to run them to potential (chip-sets)
I must say though I am glad I went with the UD5 though and somehow got the last rev 1.1 non uefi. As much nicer as uefi is I am glad to not have so many problems to deal with as many have.
Its kinda funny about asus though they seem to make the best mobos for AMD products but cant make a ATI card to save there lives
Vice-versa MSI cant make a AMD board to save there lives but make great ATI gpus
. Think they need to combine ideas and come up with some real products.
Well as far as i could tell that the problems only occur when people start overclocking.
I never heard of an am3+ board that had problems running FX chips native and if so is it really due to company fault of the user itself that does not know how to use it? I really can't tell because i never had such problems with my UD3 or UD5.
The only thing i can say is that some boards are made for overclocking and some are not, that is why i sold my UD3 and go with UD5 because that is better geared for overclocking.
I did never had problems with my FX-6200 in the UD3 rev 1.1 tho the problems occurred when i inserted the 8350 so my conclusion was that the UD3 was not that compatible with that chip so i went with an better board which is also an rev 1.1 and have zero problems once you know how to use it.
Like i said before i have heard bad and good things about Asus and Gigabyte and both make great motherboards only i prefer my UD5 over an Sabertooth simply because it looks hideous and the performance is about the same as the UD5 witch costs less so i have the best at both worlds for less money
I like MSI products as well, again i don't have experience with their motherboards but i heard some good and bad things as well.
some have great results with the GD80 and some don't but to be honest i really like the aesthetics of that board because i like to have blue in my system
and probably if i could get an MSI GD80 for the price of the UD5 maybe i went for that board but i am glad i choose the UD5 because it serves me well enough and has a nice clean look.
As for GPU's i will probably only buy MSI because i like the aesthetics more than the Asus and the performance is most likely better because they use much better components.
Asus advertises that they have the best overclockers but the truth is the opposite, i heard from several guys that their matrix cards clocked worse than the reverence cards so that says a lot about it doesn't it
Also Asus uses too much marketing to convince people to buy their product, i mean if the product is really that good why do you need to make such an effort to sell your product right?
Mostly when i see so much marketing and it looks almost to good to be true it most likely is, so i stay as far as i can get from that and buy something people already know it works great.