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Should I get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128510

or should I fork the extra for this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131736

I kind of like the gigabyte board since it gives me the option to go either sli or crossfire. I am not sure if sabertooth does that.
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post #2 of 11
Both are good, but you can CFX and SLI on both of these.

Unless you specifically need something that the gigabyte board doesn't have, I'd say go for the gigabyte one.
    
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That sabertooth is just smexy though...
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Beside it being sexy, is any of them better at overclocking?
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post #5 of 11
Get this for 13$ more, its better than GA-990XA-UD3.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128514

But if you can afford a Sabertooth 990FX, then get it.

And yes a Sabertooth does CF and SLI, as well as any other 990X/FX board.
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ASUS=EVGA > Everything else.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by doc2142 View Post
Should I get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128510

or should I fork the extra for this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131736

I kind of like the gigabyte board since it gives me the option to go either sli or crossfire. I am not sure if sabertooth does that.
Definitely go with sabertooth,like others said,it does support cfx & sli.
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post #8 of 11
Come on guys, don't recommend him something without backing your statement up!
I am not sure how much better digivrm is but it shure sounds like a marketing gimmick. I bet they will both OC the same, however, we don't know, the friggin cpu's aren't out yet!
    
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post #9 of 11
I can vouch for the 990XA as a (as of recently) owner - great price performance board. I also know a good friend who will vouch for the Sabertooth.

Both the 990XA and 990FX Sabretooth support SLI and CrossfireX; the 990XA does it at 8x-8x link speed (which will not bottleneck any card unless it is higher than GTX 560/HD 6950 and at very high resolution) and the 990FXA will do 16x-16x or 16x-8x-8x trifire. My recommendation is go with whatever your budget and needs suit you. If you will never use more than 2 cards in SLI or CrossfireX, and won't be running high resolution monitors or high end cards with 6950/GTX 560 Ti power orabove, you will be fine with the GA-990XA-UD3.

You may want to check out the GA-990XA-UD3 owners club that I have created, if you choose that board. I'm about to create an unboxing video of my recently purchased 990XA for everyone
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
I can vouch for the 990XA as a (as of recently) owner - great price performance board. I also know a good friend who will vouch for the Sabertooth.

Both the 990XA and 990FX Sabretooth support SLI and CrossfireX; the 990XA does it at 8x-8x link speed (which will not bottleneck any card unless it is higher than GTX 560/HD 6950 and at very high resolution) and the 990FXA will do 16x-16x or 16x-8x-8x trifire. My recommendation is go with whatever your budget and needs suit you. If you will never use more than 2 cards in SLI or CrossfireX, and won't be running high resolution monitors or high end cards with 6950/GTX 560 Ti power orabove, you will be fine with the GA-990XA-UD3.

You may want to check out the GA-990XA-UD3 owners club that I have created, if you choose that board. I'm about to create an unboxing video of my recently purchased 990XA for everyone
WOW!!! I have a friend!
I'm the friend who can vouch for the Sabertooth.
They improved the 990FX chipset over the 890FX chipset. Like better sata and the SLI code.
DIGI+ VRM can delivery better option on ocing and better options on voltage.
Better heatsink for dissipating heat.
The UEFI BIOS is awesome.
Asus made a name for the Sabertooth on the Intel side as the toughest mobo ever made.
The most awesome thing with this mobo is the 5 years warranty on it.
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