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Okay now, it looks as though Asus and Gigabyte's bios/uefi's are hindering performance of the FX series. Will a fix be made, im not sure. Sooooo. Im looking around at other brands, particularly MSI and AsRock.

But i want more insight. What is the best, current, motherboard for the FX series CPU's? I've seen people saying the AsRock Fatal1ty 990FX. And it seems that way, i just want some more guided thoughts and maybe some knowledge that i don't have.
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post #2 of 10
i think it's all about the bios..so at some point BD will run great on all motherboards , its just a matter of time.

As for this moment i think the ASRock Extreme 4 990FX is the best choice and great price.

Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 showing very good results with FX 8150 here:

http://www.kitguru.net/components/cp...te-990fxa-ud7/

not enough review on FX 8120 : S
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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by Malcom28 View Post
i think it's all about the bios..so at some point BD will run great on all motherboards , its just a matter of time.

As for this moment i think the ASRock Extreme 4 990FX is the best choice and great price.

Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 showing very good results with FX 8150 here:

http://www.kitguru.net/components/cp...te-990fxa-ud7/

not enough review on FX 8120 : S
Im between the ASRock Extreme 4 and the Gigabyte UD7 lol. Its a tough choice!
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post #4 of 10
ASRock all the way. If your willing to spend 234 dollars on the UD7 just wait for SBE
post #5 of 10
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ASRock all the way. If your willing to spend 234 dollars on the UD7 just wait for SBE
Its not 234. If you get the 8120 and UD7 combo. $25 dollar discount(For combo) + $20 MIR + $10 off coupon.
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Sickened1 View Post
Its not 234. If you get the 8120 and UD7 combo. $25 dollar discount(For combo) + $20 MIR + $10 off coupon.
I'd still go with the ASRock. Never been a fan of Gigabyte boards
post #7 of 10
Impossible to say now we know the BIOS's are still very unpolished. I'll stick with my board which will only get better beyond the current BETA 0810 released the end of September. Running great for me so far at 4.6 GHz.
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post #8 of 10
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Im going with the ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty. Seems to be one of the best boards out there, and for a decent price.
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sickened1 View Post
Im going with the ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty. Seems to be one of the best boards out there, and for a decent price.
Looks pretty sweet as well
post #10 of 10
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Looks pretty sweet as well
Yea, kinda hate the whole Fatal1ty scheme, but it wont matter. My case doesn't have a window! And the "Fatal1ty Gaming Gear" on the Northbridge will be covered up by my sound card anyway. I don't mind the rest of it.
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