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Crosshair V or GA-990FXA-UD5

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So I've been trying to decide which board to get for my first time build, the Crosshair V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131735 or the GA-990FXA-UD5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128509

I'm leaning toward the latter of the two, since it has more PCI-E slots, but I'm not sure of the quality of gigabyte boards vs. asus boards. And as a first time building that UEFI looks really nice...

I'll probably be getting a 1090t to put in it, maybe upgrading to a bulldozer or something else AM3+ at a later date. Any recommendations?
    
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the asus boards are very good quality and performance motherboards and the crosshair V might be the best motherboard for the AM3+ socket atm.

I dont know anything about the GA-990FxA-UD5.
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Both are winners. A buddy of mine picked up the 990FXA-UD5 today, I'm sure I'll hear tomorrow about how awesome it is - Nope already hearing about it haha.

The Gigabyte may have more PCI-E slot's but most modern GPU's will cover a slot in the Gigabyte. Regardless you can still use 3 on the Gigabyte with big cards, so, I'd personally spend less and get the Gigabyte.
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The Formula V has more features for OC'ing and stuff like that. And then the Formula V should be compared to the UD7 from Gigabyte... But anyways, both are great boards. Obviously the Asus one has its price tag higher for some reasons, mainly for quality, OC features, and more. It would depend on your budget now.
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Well then. I think I'm going to go with the 990FXA-UD5 then, as I probably won't do much overclocking, if I do any, and the ability to do 3 way crossfire is also nice (Not that I'll ever have the cash to do 3 way 6950's, but you know what I mean).

EDIT: Oops. They both do 3 way crossfire. Guess budget is my only real reason
    
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