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Well, I've narrowed it down to these 2 mobos, decided not to go too cheap on the mobo so any help would be appreciated in choosing the better one:

ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131767

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157262
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ASRock, x8x8 in CF while the m5a97 is x16 x4
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Go look up Allendale chips overclocked and compare them to a properly overclocked Thuban, then come back here and say that
I'm not sure what you're talking about but Core2s pretty much scale linearly regardless of version.
    
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Decided now to sell the parts in a month (buyer don't mind) or so when Bulldozer releases and see whether I should get a FX-4000 series or FX-8000 series CPU or not bother with BD at all if its trash and go Intel SB/Ivy.

This will probably the mobo I end up getting if I go the AMD route:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...yte%20GA-990XA
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post #15 of 15
The M5A97 is about $90 shipped on Superbiiz after promo code GOFISH, which is cheaper than on Newegg. It shows better value there. The 970 Extreme4 is also a great value though... it offers 8x-8x CFX/SLI for the lowest price, and is basically a rebranded 990X board.
The 990XA is a pretty darned good mobo as well it's the winner in overclocking choice as it has the 8+2 VRM
I just bought mine, though it's not installed yet. You might want to check out the 990XA owners club (which I created) for more info about it.

The related 970A-UD3, which costs less, is similar but with 16x-4x (not 8x-8x) capability. If you plan to run a card that is 5770 or less powerful, 4x PCI-E will not bottleneck, but higher cards will.
Edited by xd_1771 - 8/12/11 at 7:24pm
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