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Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7... should i upgrade

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Hi all...

currently i have a Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H motherboard which has been great...

I am running 2x480s in SLI with the SLI Hack...

I am getting a bit warn out from having to muck around with the SLI patch all the time...

So i was thinking of upgrading my motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7..

Do you think it is worth it?

Also the other good thing about the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 is full support for the am3+ CPUs...

I can get one for $260AU...

EDIT:

I will just be putting the parts i have in my current rig into the new board...

everything else is fine... (i think)..

Actually scrap that...

if there is anything else you guys would recommend i do let me know
Edited by hodgoes2001 - 10/11/11 at 3:59pm
post #2 of 8
If you can make up for the cost of the motherboard for what you are selling then go for it. You could always go to the marketplace and see if someone is willing to trade you for it. But if you are doing it for SLI alone, the cost is steep for that type of upgrade. I say wait a month and lets see if the Motherboard companies comes out with a bios fix for the 890 series MBs.
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If you need 4-way SLI or Crossfire, then the UD7 is the way to go. If you don't need it for that, then there are better options to choose from thus, saving you a bit more money for something else (coolers, etc.)

ASUS Sabertooth, Crosshair V Formula, Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 and UD5 are good alternatives.

Good luck.
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UD7 is a sick board, but wait until release, to see if BD is really what you want.
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Originally Posted by raisethe3 View Post
If you need 4-way SLI or Crossfire, then the UD7 is the way to go. If you don't need it for that, then there are better options to choose from thus, saving you a bit more money for something else (coolers, etc.)

ASUS Sabertooth, Crosshair V Formula, Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 and UD5 are good alternatives.

Good luck.
4 way SLI isn't needed....

But i can lay my cards out better with the UD7...

As show in the pic below



my cards are 3 sloters
post #6 of 8
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So any other upgrades???

(i just got my tax bk lol)
post #7 of 8
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Ended up ordering the board and some new faster ram...

Will report how on any performance increase..

And new oc levels.

Going to put my old motherboard in my work computer and ride it off on tax lol.



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post #8 of 8
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Ok just installed the new board...

my Graphics card now run at the same Temp!!!

which is so much better..

new max temp on my 480s is only 60 Deg C!!!

also it is nice to have SLI work without any issues...

Would recommend this board to anyone..
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