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post #1 of 14
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Hey,
I'm building a new computer and i'm stuck between these motherboards: Asus M5A99X EVO, Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 and MSI 990FXA-GD65, I'd like to OC my cpu to about 4ghz and maybe one day do a SLI but I really don't know which one to buy, could you help me, thanks.

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post #2 of 14
990FXA-UD3 Have had it for some time now, and I am still very happy with it.
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post #3 of 14
Well if you can find one. You can get an AsRock 970 Extreme 4.
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post #4 of 14
Best choice for the price in America is the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3. What costs more or less where you are?

You might want to invest in a DDR3-1600 kit vs. that generic Corsair kit, for better overclocking ability by ref clock.
post #5 of 14
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Then I'll change the ram to this
Corsair DDR3 PC-12800 1600MHz 8GB CL9 (9-9-9-24)(KIT OF 2 - 4GB) Vengeance
and the prices are Asus M5A99X EVO- 119euros
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - 116 euros
MSI 990FXA-GD65 - 133 euros
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post #6 of 14
Go with Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3.
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post #7 of 14
The 990FXA provides the best price performance in your case in Europe. Go with that. The M5A99X EVO uses the inferior 990X chipset for higher cost; the 990FXA-GD65 is also at higher cost, I think it provides similar features but there are no specific advantages.
post #8 of 14
Since I don't want to clutter up the board with another thread, do you guys think an AsRock 990fx Extreme 4 is worth the money? I am looking into the ud3, ud5, Sabertooth and the Extreme 4.

I'd also like to avoid vdroop with my 955.
    
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Originally Posted by LtCheese View Post
Since I don't want to clutter up the board with another thread, do you guys think an AsRock 990fx Extreme 4 is worth the money? I am looking into the ud3, ud5, Sabertooth and the Extreme 4.

I'd also like to avoid vdroop with my 955.
I like my Sabertooth mobo so far it has done everything I ask it to do.
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post #10 of 14
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It seems gigabyte it is, thanks everyone.
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