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Ok so im looking to get a 990FX board. Now i found 3 on the egg just now. Even the top of the line ASUS Crosshair V Formula board is only 239 Why? Im going with the MSI GD80.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007625%20600138080%20600166242&IsNodeId=1&name=AMD%20990FX
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That's the way AMD rolls
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That's the way AMD rolls

lets just hope the cpu's are not $600+
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That's the way AMD rolls

Simple as that really, they've always had lower priced boards. I think the reason the Crosshair V is low is because it actually has competition now that other brands have released really worth wild high end boards.
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lets just hope the cpu's are not $600+

most are sub $350
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i will get the highest clocked BE 8 core version. so i doubt it will be Sub $350(I Hope it is tho biggrin.gif)
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Don't forget to mention that 990FX boards are literally no different than 890FX boards apart from the socket and the SLI certification.

A lot of R&D money that went into 890FX boards can just be rolled right on over to 990FX, allowing motherboard makers to charge less.
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i will get the highest clocked BE 8 core version. so i doubt it will be Sub $350(I Hope it is tho biggrin.gif)

The first batches of 8130P's are going to be $320...
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The real question is why are Intel boards so expensive? ninja.gif
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lets just hope the cpu's are not $600+

Actually I am hoping they are 600, cause then they might be prety fast...
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Actually I am hoping they are 600, cause then they might be prety fast...

You ever see that $100 HDMI cable that didn't have any increase over a $15 HDMI cable?

Yeah... still think price is a direct indication of performance?
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