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Hey guys,

Just wanted to know.... I don't know which one to choose!

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3
or
MSI MB-890FXA-GD70

Any suggestions/comments are welcome!
    
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post #2 of 9
Your board with a bios update to v2702 can run AthlonII's, PhenomII's and Thuban's.

Just an FYI

Good luck

Gyro

edit; ok then, +1 for the Gigabyte
Edited by Gyro - 8/16/11 at 4:16am
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I've grown to quite like Gigabyte mobos, so I'd likely go with that one. Don't forget you'll need DDR3 RAM, too.
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Thanks! I forgot to take this rig out of my sig, I sold it a while ago hehe
    
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Ummmmm.....Gigabyte (after not even thinking about it).
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Originally Posted by Badwrench View Post
Ummmmm.....Gigabyte (after not even thinking about it).
+1
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post #7 of 9
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Any specific reason for the gigabyte? Does it have better features/performance?
I must say, the gigabyte looks so crap with that stupid blue and white colors! I love the look of the MSI... but in the end it does come down to performance.

>>>EDIT

OK I see that the Gigabyte has the new chipset. I guess I will go for it then even though it looks like a baby's toy
Edited by Stalker - 8/16/11 at 4:37am
    
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post #8 of 9
Well, it's a newer chipset, and the board is cheaper.

Actually, for the price the MSI is going for in the UK, you can get the GA-990FXA-UD3 for a tenner less - and that board has an all-black/grey colour scheme. In SA the prices are probably significantly different.

I couldn't care less what a board looks like - I don't have windowed cases (got out of that phase years ago ) so can't see it. If it performs well and is trouble free, I couldn't care less what colour it is.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stalker View Post
Any specific reason for the gigabyte? Does it have better features/performance?
I must say, the gigabyte looks so crap with that stupid blue and white colors! I love the look of the MSI... but in the end it does come down to performance.

>>>EDIT

OK I see that the Gigabyte has the new chipset. I guess I will go for it then even though it looks like a baby's toy
Gigabyte uses higher quality caps and vrms. Also has the newer chipset. As previously stated, the UD3 is all black and is actually a sweet board (8 phase power).
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...p-ga-990xa-ud3
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