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So i want to get ready for BD now and am looking at new motherboards.

Which would be better out of the Formula V or the GA-990FXA-UD7.

Im a keen ASUS man and havent had an ROG board yet - they look really nice

But ive seen the GA-990FXA-UD7 and its about $40 cheaper.

Which one wins??
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I'm in the same positon as you! Sub'd
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Apparently both the UD5 and UD7 have serious vDroop and vBoost issues, whether this is a BIOS or hardware problem remains to be solved. Plenty of chat about that in the Gigabyte 990FX mobo thread. See, well - the entire thread.

Go the Crosshair V, or Sabertooth.
    
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I would go with the Crosshair myself, I remember reading somewhere that the Sabertooth had a boot issue or something like that somewhere.

I'll have to follow the thread on the UD7 myself as I was looking at that board myself.
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It's likely a BIOS issue with the GB boards.
I can't overclock my CPU as high as I could with my CH IV.
I'm sure it will be addressed pretty soon.

Also, you guys are getting these motherboards for BD, not current gen CPUs.
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post #6 of 13
I had the Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7. There was major issues with the fan headers, which was not giving the correct voltage.

I went with the CH5, the amount of fan headers was perfect. Went with my color theme. All sata ports are Sata6. The onboard sound is terrible. Software based X-Fi is garbage.
You'll want to add a soundcard down the road.

Gigabyte do have some good points, very good layout. There onboard sound is actually much better with DD/DH.
Only 6x sata6 ports and 2x sata3.

That would be my complaint about these two. Now there is the 990FX Sabertooth, which is similar to the CH5, just slightly different. But still a good board.
    
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the only issue i had with my cvf is in some cases it will not come out of sleep and I will have to hard reboot, but I suspect that its because I have 2 crucial ssd's on raid 0 which is a common problem. Also it sometime it will not read my logitech dinovo and I can't entered the bios menu, i got around that by turning my keyboard off and on as soon as I turn on my tower. Either then that its the best board I ever owned
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The only thing that really bothers me about the UD7 is the lack of fan headers.
The CH IV had more.

I actually had to use adapters.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post
The only thing that really bothers me about the UD7 is the lack of fan headers.
The CH IV had more.

I actually had to use adapters.
yeah, one of the cool feature of this board are that all the fan headers are for pwm fans (4 pin)
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post #10 of 13
UD7, Had a 890FX-UD5 and was a super solid MB.
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