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Yeah MightyMission, that's all up to the actual CPU, since the CPU-NB is located there.
 
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post #82 of 899
I have a question about the ASRock Extreme 4 990fx board. I thought I'd ask the guys who know it best. Is it a solid board? I have seen some great reviews and it looks like an excellent piece at a good price. But does anyone have any personal experience with it? I'm sort of in a pickle about which am3+ board I should spring for
    
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post #83 of 899
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I'd treat it just as any other 990FX board... I haven't seen many people that own one though, most go for the Gigabyte and Asus ones without much thought.

Where are you buying from? You could always return it if you don't like it but you might incur restocking fees.
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I'd treat it just as any other 990FX board... I haven't seen many people that own one though, most go for the Gigabyte and Asus ones without much thought.

Where are you buying from? You could always return it if you don't like it but you might incur restocking fees.
I'd be buying it from Newegg. Unless I got the Ud3, in which case I would just hop on over to Micro Center.
    
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post #85 of 899
I have the 990FX board. I've owned Gigabyte and MSI in the past and this board is excellent. I can overclock my 1090t to 4.3 easily. Quality parts, gold capacitors. I really dont see a difference between this and the fatality board they sell(which is hideous) in my opinion.
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The only issue I have with the 990fx Extreme 4 is the awful fan header arrangement. They are all clustered around the socket. I wish there was at least one on the side or bottom of the board. 3 pin extenders are cheap so it's not the end of the world
    
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post #87 of 899
Does the gold bar connecting the sinks on the 990FX make much of a difference? I don't have a terrible amount of experience with motherboards. Other than that difference, I don't see much that amounts to the ~$60 cost difference.
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I have the 990FX board. I've owned Gigabyte and MSI in the past and this board is excellent. I can overclock my 1090t to 4.3 easily. Quality parts, gold capacitors. I really dont see a difference between this and the fatality board they sell(which is hideous) in my opinion.
Gold capacitors are meh for me, they're the same as all other boards, just with a gold finish. They do look nice though.

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The only issue I have with the 990fx Extreme 4 is the awful fan header arrangement. They are all clustered around the socket. I wish there was at least one on the side or bottom of the board. 3 pin extenders are cheap so it's not the end of the world
Fan headers need work, as well as BIOS fan speed control, as on my board, CPU_FAN 1&2 are controlled via the same option, but because of that, I can't slow down both fans, only one. If I try, the fan plugged into the second header doesn't slow down. It's not really an issue as gentle typhoons aren't really loud and I wear headphones, but it would be nice.

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Does the gold bar connecting the sinks on the 990FX make much of a difference? I don't have a terrible amount of experience with motherboards. Other than that difference, I don't see much that amounts to the ~$60 cost difference.
The "gold bar" you're referring to is a heatpipe, I think. The thing joining both the heatsinks?

That's used to transfer heat from one place to another. The secondary (lower) heatsink connects to the topmost one, taking the heat from the lower heatsink with it. This is smart because the VRM's put out a fair amount of heat and the heatsinks can take it.
post #89 of 899
The fan headers are in horrid spots no doubt. No one on here mentions the included fan that attaches atop of heatsink. There is a new bios out, what are updates, the website is kinda sparse.
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The fan headers are in horrid spots no doubt. No one on here mentions the included fan that attaches atop of heatsink. There is a new bios out, what are updates, the website is kinda sparse.
For which board? Do us all a favour and go to user control panel, then click "add system" and fill out your specs so we don't have to ask
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