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I seriously doubt that they were all defective. You might want to reconsider how you handle your motherboards.

They were all defective, none of them would work with 6 video cards. I think I probably know how to handle hardware considering i'm running a huge mining farm. Thanks for your input though thumb.gif

If you go check out the 750 ti mining thread you will see a lot of people having trouble with the 990FXA-UD3.
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That's why it's nice to get things from a physical store. Dealing with return/replacements online can be a nightmare. However, Amazon will take care of you.

My 780 crapped out after 2 months. This was after the Amazon return/replacement window. Asus dragged their feet for 8 days. I sent a email about it to Amazon. I got a reply within a hour, and they overnight me a new 780 + paid for return shipping.

To be honest, I don't want to deal with Asus again, but, they make such good damned mobo that I'm kind of stuck with it. I'm buying their hero for the 4770k I'm ordering this Friday. redface.gif I have no resolve.

I bought a Biostar Z87X-3D to compare to the Hero I was using at the time, with a 4670K, a 4770K and eventually an E3 1230 v3 I preferred the Biostar. I won't say it bettered the Hero but it's at least on par with it and for $75+ less than what I paid.

I've since sold the Hero, it's a decent board but so is the Biostar and I don't notice any difference what so ever.

Some will I suppose, complain about the aesthetics but I can't make sense out of buying a motherboard based on aesthetics.

Just my $.02.
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Thanks for the input man.

Well, considering **I wanted the Formula, lol, the hero doesn't seem all that bad price wise. However, I'm not spending over 300 on a mobo that will be dated in a few months. I really want that armor though, even though it looks like a pain to work with, it would be nice protection from my mishandling. I'm goofy.

I thought about the sabertooth, but, I don't think it offers as many features, and is as OC friendly.



**I was also looking into the 4930k, which makes the 4770k, and it's mobo seem a lot more affordable. tongue.gif
     
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They were all defective, none of them would work with 6 video cards. I think I probably know how to handle hardware considering i'm running a huge mining farm. Thanks for your input though thumb.gif

If you go check out the 750 ti mining thread you will see a lot of people having trouble with the 990FXA-UD3.

I don't know man, I don't mine. I'm not sure the boards were intended to handle 6 cards anyway. Sounds like you were doing something outside of the intended use, wasn't able to get it worked out, and now call the boards defective.
     
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I don't know man, I don't mine. I'm not sure the boards were intended to handle 6 cards anyway. Sounds like you were doing something outside of the intended use, wasn't able to get it worked out, and now call the boards defective.

yeah they just have 6 pci-e slots for no reason yet only four can work at a time. Sounds pretty defective to me ?
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yeah they just have 6 pci-e slots for no reason yet only four can work at a time. Sounds pretty defective to me ?

4 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces with 2-way CrossFire and 2-way SLI Support <--- I don't see them advertising anything about 6 way SLI. You're attempting to use them outside of their intended use.
     
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4 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces with 2-way CrossFire and 2-way SLI Support <--- I don't see them advertising anything about 6 way SLI. You're attempting to use them outside of their intended use.

Negative because you don't use xfire or sli for mining. Like you said you don't mine, so you have no idea what you are even talking about. Funny thing is you are likely right though -- the board was never designed to actually run 6 gpus at once be it xfire or not. It just happens to have the slots to do so (on risers). It does not however work... That is why I replaced them with something designed for mining now.

Gigabyte does make some great boards I'm not putting them down. I have a bunch of 970 gigabyte D3P's I believe in my mining farm that run 5 gpus great.
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I get where they didn't work out for you. I just don't think it's fair to call them defective, when most people aren't going to attempt to hook 6 GPU up to them. I mean sure, say they didn't work out for 6 gpu mining. But, saying they're defective, might turn someone off that would of just used them for a single, or dual GPU set up.

Man, you have to admit that 6 gpu is fairly extreme. Outside of mining, I don't think would be a issue.
     
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I get where they didn't work out for you. I just don't think it's fair to call them defective, when most people aren't going to attempt to hook 6 GPU up to them. I mean sure, say they didn't work out for 6 gpu mining. But, saying they're defective, might turn someone off that would of just used them for a single, or dual GPU set up.

Man, you have to admit that 6 gpu is fairly extreme. Outside of mining, I don't think would be a issue.

it is still a design failure when you have 6 pci-e ports that can't all be used at the same time.

I do get what you are saying though, and maybe defective was the wrong word? still annoyed I wasted my time with them.

Funny thing is they are somewhat hit and miss, because I have one UD3 in my 280x farm that runs 5 gpus just fine. never tried a 6th on it. All 5 of the ones I had including that one were REV 4.0 and the new 4 just refused to work right for my purposes
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I get where they didn't work out for you. I just don't think it's fair to call them defective, when most people aren't going to attempt to hook 6 GPU up to them. I mean sure, say they didn't work out for 6 gpu mining. But, saying they're defective, might turn someone off that would of just used them for a single, or dual GPU set up.

Man, you have to admit that 6 gpu is fairly extreme. Outside of mining, I don't think would be a issue.


not really when you look at rendering rigs and dedicated folding rigs, 6 gpu's is common.

also keep in mind not being able to run all 6 slots at the same time is a defect.
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