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Advice please - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 vs Asus Sabertooth 990fx

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Hi,

As per the thread title, would like to pull the trigger on one of these but really confused about which to choose. These 2 boards seems to offer very similar features and are roughly the same price in the UK. I must admit to preferring the looks of the Gigabyte but which would you choose? And why would you choose it over the other?

Thanks!
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If you'r going to be running dual slot cards in crossfire, you should check the distance between pcix16 slots on the UD5 because on that board you'll have about a 1mm gap between them, the UD7 doesn't have that problem but you would need to find a long crossfire ribbon.

Asus vs Gigabyte? I'd been using Asus boards since I was 13 and I've gotten so fed-up with their lack of support, average quality parts and extremely high prices that I couldn't see the point in staying brand loyal to Asus.

That's my opinion, you asked for it.
Edited by Aussie Alex - 6/13/11 at 10:52pm
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Originally Posted by iSeries;13863752 
Hi,

As per the thread title, would like to pull the trigger on one of these but really confused about which to choose. These 2 boards seems to offer very similar features and are roughly the same price in the UK. I must admit to preferring the looks of the Gigabyte but which would you choose? And why would you choose it over the other?

Thanks!

I am testing the Gigabyte 990FXA-Ud5 as we speak. Thumbs up! Thats your boy! It overclocked a Phenom II 980 to a suicide OC of 4.78Ghz and a stable of 4.45Ghz.
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Cheers guys, Gigabyte UD5 ordered!
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