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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
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    Asus M5A97evo
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    Asus M5A99Xevo
  • 49% (58)
    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
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post #921 of 10135
I honestly couldn't tell you, I like to juice everything up just a tad, I like to think it helps, it may not, lol.
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Anyone got there board outside there case I need a measurement on the Mosfet heat transfer plate. I measured it roughly inside my case but it's hard because of my WC setup . Anyways the measurement i got was around 12.7 cm. Any second measurements would be great.
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post #923 of 10135
I'm thinking to buy this motherboard, but i want to know if it has core unlocking features as i have not heard about them from 9xx's chipsets.

What i want is a mobo for my BD rig, and to find and bin Phenoms to unlock and OC.

Also, is there any side-by-side comparison with the Crosshair V and the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5? Those are other mobos i'm looking at.
Edited by Starbomba - 10/9/11 at 7:25am
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post #924 of 10135
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Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post
I'm thinking to buy this motherboard, but i want to know if it has core unlocking features as i have not heard about them from 9xx's chipsets.

What i want is a mobo for my BD rig, and to find and bin Phenoms to unlock and OC.

Also, is there any side-by-side comparison with the Crosshair V and the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5? Those are other mobos i'm looking at.
Hi Starbomba,

This board does indeed have core unlocking abilities but from other posts I have read, can be a bit tempremental with unlocking cores especially on X2 phenoms although again from what research ive done this is more down to the individual chips than the board itself.

As for comparisons with the crosshair v board they are very similar in terms of overclocking capablilty and features although I would say the sabertooth probably has slightly more durable components which should give the board a slightly longer shelf life than the crosshair. I havent really done much research with regards the gigabyte board so am not able to give a good comparison.

The corsshair v supports slightly faster ddr3, better built in audio codec, and more accessories, but is only 3-way sli compared to quad support on the sabertooth.

Overall all though I am very very impressed with the sabertooth and would highly rcommend it to anyone looking to upgrade.
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post #925 of 10135
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Hi Starbomba,

This board does indeed have core unlocking abilities but from other posts I have read, can be a bit tempremental with unlocking cores especially on X2 phenoms although again from what research ive done this is more down to the individual chips than the board itself.
My X2 is running all four cores - I think you are correct in that it is the chip itself that would be the limiting factor.
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Anyone got there board outside there case I need a measurement on the Mosfet heat transfer plate. I measured it roughly inside my case but it's hard because of my WC setup . Anyways the measurement i got was around 12.7 cm. Any second measurements would be great.
Im on a tech station build. I could get you some measurements. Snap a pic and lemme know from what exact points you need a measurement... edit it with paint or somethin...
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StakkerNo1 and sequoia464, thanks for the answers, repped.

I know unlocking is more dependant on the CPU itself (if it wasn't locked for true defective stuff and not just to meet demand, plus core code name), but i still want to try. No one can't deny it is fun (and a darned good bang for buck) to unlock and x2/x3/x4 and find a fully working x4/x5/x6.

I don't plan to build a monster machine (for now) but i need a cheap but good 4+ core BOINC machine, plus a test bed for binning Phenoms. My current rig games fine and my true update would be either a Haswell CPU, Ivy if they tend to be more awesome than SB, or BD-E.
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Im on a tech station build. I could get you some measurements. Snap a pic and lemme know from what exact points you need a measurement... edit it with paint or somethin...
Cool your a champ dude. The points i need measured are in red. Just trying to get the length of the heat transfer surface on the mosfets.


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Question! A nooby one, actually.

Does it matter what PCIe slot I use with a single GPU on this board? I'm pretty certain it doesn't, looking at the manual here.

I ask this because it is a extremely tight fit with a 5970 in my CM690 Advanced using PCIe Slot 1. It's RIGHT against the top HDD cage.
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Question! A nooby one, actually.

Does it matter what PCIe slot I use with a single GPU on this board? I'm pretty certain it doesn't, looking at the manual here.

I ask this because it is a extremely tight fit with a 5970 in my CM690 Advanced using PCIe Slot 1. It's RIGHT against the top HDD cage.
As long as you're using a PCIE_16 slot i'd say there's no problem.
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