Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › AM3+ Motherboard under $150 for Bulldozer and CF 6870's
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

AM3+ Motherboard under $150 for Bulldozer and CF 6870's

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I was thinking about this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128510

Is this board decent for overclocking as well? I don't know what 8+2 Phase VRM is but I believe my current MB is 4+1. Someone wanna explain what that is to me?

Would this CF my 6870's nicely?

Edit: I saw this as well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157262

Never heard of AsRock. Are they good with Warranty and RMAing? How does this board compare to the one above?
Edited by ComradeNF - 7/24/11 at 4:54am
post #2 of 14
Choose the Gigabyte 990x. It will be a much better board, but still under $150.

The 8+2 VRM is the number or power phases. It is healthier, and safer to run CPU's under a higher number of phases. 140w CPUs that is, 95w CPUs are fine at 4+1
ContrastFX
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 500GB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Corsair H60 Windows 8 Developer Preview 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS MS246 1920x1080 iRocks RF-6570 Antec HCG-520 LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W 
  hide details  
Reply
ContrastFX
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 500GB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Corsair H60 Windows 8 Developer Preview 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS MS246 1920x1080 iRocks RF-6570 Antec HCG-520 LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner View Post
Choose the Gigabyte 990x. It will be a much better board, but still under $150.
This^

Or

This> LINK

EDIT: But $10 more and this: LINK
post #4 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post
This^

Or

This> LINK
But I would try to stick to the 900-series chipset imo.
ContrastFX
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 500GB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Corsair H60 Windows 8 Developer Preview 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS MS246 1920x1080 iRocks RF-6570 Antec HCG-520 LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W 
  hide details  
Reply
ContrastFX
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 500GB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Corsair H60 Windows 8 Developer Preview 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS MS246 1920x1080 iRocks RF-6570 Antec HCG-520 LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner View Post
But I would try to stick to the 900-series chipset imo.
Those are 900 Series?

EDIT: Sorry read my second post I corrected that

But I'll post another: LINK
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 7/24/11 at 7:34am
post #6 of 14
PC
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 BIOSTAR TA990FXE Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
CORSAIR H80 Windows 7 Ultimate ASUS VH236H Black 23" SteelSeries 64049 Black USB Wired Merc Stealth  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec TPQ 850 Cooler Master HAF 932 COOLER MASTER CM Storm Spawn Ratzpad 
Audio
Klipsch ProMedia 4.1 speakers. still kicking 
  hide details  
Reply
PC
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 BIOSTAR TA990FXE Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
CORSAIR H80 Windows 7 Ultimate ASUS VH236H Black 23" SteelSeries 64049 Black USB Wired Merc Stealth  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec TPQ 850 Cooler Master HAF 932 COOLER MASTER CM Storm Spawn Ratzpad 
Audio
Klipsch ProMedia 4.1 speakers. still kicking 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 14
If going dual GPU's with the Asus M5A97 Evo, does the 2nd PCI-E at only 4x bandwidth bottleneck the performance scaling too much?
AMD build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 M5A99X Evo Radeon HD7870 2GB Kingston 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 640GB ordinary HDD Pioneer 212D win7 home premium 64 bit some sony hdtv 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W XFX Core Edition Antec 300 G9 old school binder ;D 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 M5A99X Evo Radeon HD7870 2GB Kingston 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 640GB ordinary HDD Pioneer 212D win7 home premium 64 bit some sony hdtv 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W XFX Core Edition Antec 300 G9 old school binder ;D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 14
If the GPU is more powerful than a Radeon HD 5770 (which it is) then it will bottleneck.

The M5A99X is a poor buy. For the same $160-170 price or lower you can get a full 990FX motherboard.
Best 990X choice is the GA-990XA-UD3 at $140 shipped on Amazon.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
If the GPU is more powerful than a Radeon HD 5770 (which it is) then it will bottleneck.

The M5A99X is a poor buy. For the same $160-170 price or lower you can get a full 990FX motherboard.
Best 990X choice is the GA-990XA-UD3 at $140 shipped on Amazon.
What's the difference between 990X and 990FX?
post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
What's the difference between 990X and 990FX?
In general, the FX is an enthusiast grade board, with more features.
Phantom
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX 8320 Asus Crosshair Formula V EVGA GTX 660 Sig 2 EVGA GTX 660 Sig 2 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill 8 GBs DDR3 Seagate Samsung OCZ Solid 3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Solid 3 Samsung DVD RW with Lightscribe XSPC Dual bay pump/res XSPC Delta V3 CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Phobya Compression Fittings Black Ice Xtreme II 240mm Radiator Koolance BKT-HX001 Radiator Mounting Bracket Various versions of Linux 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows of some sort Acer 27" LED LCD  Samsung 19" LCD Saitek Cyborg 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
HEC 1080 800 watt NZXT Phantom Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Philips AmBX Complete System 
Audio
Creative Omni Sound Blaster USB 
  hide details  
Reply
Phantom
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX 8320 Asus Crosshair Formula V EVGA GTX 660 Sig 2 EVGA GTX 660 Sig 2 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill 8 GBs DDR3 Seagate Samsung OCZ Solid 3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Solid 3 Samsung DVD RW with Lightscribe XSPC Dual bay pump/res XSPC Delta V3 CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Phobya Compression Fittings Black Ice Xtreme II 240mm Radiator Koolance BKT-HX001 Radiator Mounting Bracket Various versions of Linux 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows of some sort Acer 27" LED LCD  Samsung 19" LCD Saitek Cyborg 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
HEC 1080 800 watt NZXT Phantom Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Philips AmBX Complete System 
Audio
Creative Omni Sound Blaster USB 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › AM3+ Motherboard under $150 for Bulldozer and CF 6870's