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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A97evo
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A99Xevo
  • 49% (58)
    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
  • 31% (37)
    Asus Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt
  • 0% (1)
    Biostar TA-990FXE
  • 12% (15)
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7
  • 4% (5)
    MSI 990FXA-GD80
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post #2201 of 10135
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Hi all,
Got this motherboard a few months ago and think it's great!
Quick question...
I am running 2 VGA cards in Crossfire in slot 1 and 3 for x16 speed on both. Today I added a sound card into PCI-E slot 4.
Does this mean my cards are now only running x16 x8 as per the manual, as it states in this if you have devices in 1,3 and 4 slot 1 runs at x16 and 3 and 4 would run at x8.
I know the device added into slot 4 is only a PCI-E x1 but it's not completely clear to me from the manual how many lanes my GFX cards now have so thought I would ask smile.gif
Thanks for any help,
Chris.

Your cards are running at x16. I have the Xonar Essence STX in the 4th slot and my cards are running at x16. If you don't have GPU-Z, download it and it will verify it.
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Hey guys......first post for me in this thread. I am building a mid-range build with an FX-6100 ( I think ) and the 990fx Sabertooth was the board I was looking at getting. It's a little more than what I was planning on spending on a board for this specific rig. But....with that being said I am going to be doing a bunch of reading through this thread , and I wanted to know what everyone's thoughts were overall n this board? Seems to have some pretty good reviews and so forth.

I've been looking at some other boards by GB , Asus and Asrock......but this one here seems to be a pretty popular board.

Most people in here still happy with their purchase?
    
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Hey guys......first post for me in this thread. I am building a mid-range build with an FX-6100 ( I think ) and the 990fx Sabertooth was the board I was looking at getting. It's a little more than what I was planning on spending on a board for this specific rig. But....with that being said I am going to be doing a bunch of reading through this thread , and I wanted to know what everyone's thoughts were overall n this board? Seems to have some pretty good reviews and so forth.
I've been looking at some other boards by GB , Asus and Asrock......but this one here seems to be a pretty popular board.
Most people in here still happy with their purchase?

Very happy with my purchase still.Great board, over clocks very well , has great UEFI features, and looks good.
My 6100 runs a nice stable 4.71Ghz on it 24/7. the vrm sync's keep the vrm plenty cool even under load.
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post #2204 of 10135
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Hey guys......first post for me in this thread. I am building a mid-range build with an FX-6100 ( I think ) and the 990fx Sabertooth was the board I was looking at getting. It's a little more than what I was planning on spending on a board for this specific rig. But....with that being said I am going to be doing a bunch of reading through this thread , and I wanted to know what everyone's thoughts were overall n this board? Seems to have some pretty good reviews and so forth.
I've been looking at some other boards by GB , Asus and Asrock......but this one here seems to be a pretty popular board.
Most people in here still happy with their purchase?

Very happy with my purchase still.Great board, over clocks very well , has great UEFI features, and looks good.
My 6100 runs a nice stable 4.71Ghz on it 24/7. the vrm sync's keep the vrm plenty cool even under load.


Thanks for the info DD. I'm getting a headache trying to figure out what to get. I'm going back and forth between this AMD set up....or just saying screw it and fork over another $150.00 for an intel build. I'm trying to keep this machine as my mid-range comp.....but damn it's tough! I go through the " Well....if I just spend a little more here , or a little more there"....type thing.....the next thing I know I'm right back at spending about twice as much as I wanted to.
    
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post #2205 of 10135
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Thanks for the info DD. I'm getting a headache trying to figure out what to get. I'm going back and forth between this AMD set up....or just saying screw it and fork over another $150.00 for an intel build. I'm trying to keep this machine as my mid-range comp.....but damn it's tough! I go through the " Well....if I just spend a little more here , or a little more there"....type thing.....the next thing I know I'm right back at spending about twice as much as I wanted to.

although they do eventually add up, the little things by themselves don't really warrant the added price. like ram, there's really no real world difference between 1333-1600-1866, its more for the benchmarking and bragging rights category. same thing with video cards, you get a decent video card, its going to do what you want it to and last long enough while not breaking the bank with a top of the line. i had to do that with mine back when i decided i was going to build one (almost 2 years ago now stun.gif ) there's certain trade offs that you can do where it will still be super fast but you can still buy a slurpee on a hot day. i would save your pesos too and go amd, intel doesn't justify the extra dinero. BTW, love my sabortooth. thumb.gif just my 2cents.gif you can take it for what its worth
post #2206 of 10135
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although they do eventually add up, the little things by themselves don't really warrant the added price. like ram, there's really no real world difference between 1333-1600-1866, its more for the benchmarking and bragging rights category. same thing with video cards, you get a decent video card, its going to do what you want it to and last long enough while not breaking the bank with a top of the line. i had to do that with mine back when i decided i was going to build one (almost 2 years ago now stun.gif ) there's certain trade offs that you can do where it will still be super fast but you can still buy a slurpee on a hot day. i would save your pesos too and go amd, intel doesn't justify the extra dinero. BTW, love my sabortooth. thumb.gif just my 2cents.gif you can take it for what its worth

I'm pretty sure as it sits right now , that my TH10 build will probably be an i7 build of some type and go 1155 or maybe even go with a LGA2011 type thing. But for this build i want to keep the costs low. Just something to play around with until next fall when I build my big one. Sick and tired of not being able to play any of the newer games at all. And I think with a descent 990FX board and a FX-6100 it should keep me plenty happy. I have been looking at the GB boards as well like the UD3 and UD5 and few others.....but I keep coming back to the sabertooth.....just a sexy looking board and almost everyone seems really happy with it.

fwiw.....if this rig I am trying to build performs as well as I think it will , I'll be in no hurry to build my TH10.
    
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I'm pretty sure as it sits right now , that my TH10 build will probably be an i7 build of some type and go 1155 or maybe even go with a LGA2011 type thing. But for this build i want to keep the costs low. Just something to play around with until next fall when I build my big one. Sick and tired of not being able to play any of the newer games at all. And I think with a descent 990FX board and a FX-6100 it should keep me plenty happy. I have been looking at the GB boards as well like the UD3 and UD5 and few others.....but I keep coming back to the sabertooth.....just a sexy looking board and almost everyone seems really happy with it.
fwiw.....if this rig I am trying to build performs as well as I think it will , I'll be in no hurry to build my TH10.

An FX-6100 is not the most beastly cpu, but I have no issues playing current games with it.
I play WoT which is a cpu intensive game and with high settings I still play it above 40FPS.
You shouldnt have any issues with an FX-6100
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I'm on the newest bios updated via the bios utlity.
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I'm pretty sure as it sits right now , that my TH10 build will probably be an i7 build of some type and go 1155 or maybe even go with a LGA2011 type thing. But for this build i want to keep the costs low. Just something to play around with until next fall when I build my big one. Sick and tired of not being able to play any of the newer games at all. And I think with a descent 990FX board and a FX-6100 it should keep me plenty happy. I have been looking at the GB boards as well like the UD3 and UD5 and few others.....but I keep coming back to the sabertooth.....just a sexy looking board and almost everyone seems really happy with it.
fwiw.....if this rig I am trying to build performs as well as I think it will , I'll be in no hurry to build my TH10.

An FX-6100 is not the most beastly cpu, but I have no issues playing current games with it.
I play WoT which is a cpu intensive game and with high settings I still play it above 40FPS.
You shouldnt have any issues with an FX-6100

Just out of curiosity here......I know AMD has the 8120 and 8150 as their top cpus right now......are they planning on coming out with even faster ones than these , so guys on the AM3+ boards can upgrade later? I think the Piledriver cpu's are supposed to be an FM2 socket correct?

Like I was saying....on this machine I'd probably go with a 6100 and maybe a year or so....upgrade? Just wondering how far down the road the AM3+ socket will be around.
    
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Yes, they are coming out with newer cpu's, and Piledriver will be AM3+ same as bulldozer.
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