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I have never been a big MB comentator, never really cared. But I am looking for a MB in the $130-$180 range that offers the best cross of features and performance.

I do need 2 PCI slots for my existing cards. I have one GPU and thats likely not to ever change. I have a 5870 and I plan on going to GCN when it comes out.

So that siad

I want a stable, tweak able solid motherboard with good performance that has 2 pci slots and room for one large graphics card. I would really like to maximize the IO potential as much as I can and I would favor more slots vrs more high band width slots.

So OCN, can ya help ?

Quality is a big factor !!
post #2 of 25
Asus 990 Sabretooth.
Sorry, skip that, both the Asus 990 chipset boards have only 1 PCI slot.
Try the Asus M5A97 Pro
Edited by allikat - 10/16/11 at 10:41pm
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Originally Posted by allikat View Post
Asus 990 Sabretooth.
Sorry, skip that, both the Asus 990 chipset boards have only 1 PCI slot.
Try the Asus M5A97 Pro
How is the stability on the m5A97 pro ? good solid board ?? Looks like it has the right blend of IO for me to.

Also Case size doesn't matter. I has a Coolermaster Cosmos II, big boy plenty of room.
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i'd recommend the 990XA-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128510

or Biostar TA990FXE
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990FX Fatal1ty. Without a doubt.
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i'd recommend the 990XA-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128510

or Biostar TA990FXE
I looked at the Biostar, everyone says the power design sucks because its 4+1. I have concerns with that because I run my CPU pretty hard for long periods of time. Not with a big overclock but with really really heavy loads 100% cpu for hours at a time.

anyone with experience with that board chime in ?
post #8 of 25
I hear that Biostar use quality phases... but the Fatal1ty board has 12+2
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Originally Posted by linkin93 View Post
I hear that Biostar use quality phases... but the Fatal1ty board has 12+2
Thats why the thread, looking for first hand feedback.
post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCollins View Post
I looked at the Biostar, everyone says the power design sucks because its 4+1. I have concerns with that because I run my CPU pretty hard for long periods of time. Not with a big overclock but with really really heavy loads 100% cpu for hours at a time.

anyone with experience with that board chime in ?
1. it's 4+2

2. I have an 890FXE (same board really), and i really don't think there is any way you can over stress the VRMs.

NameGT had the world record for a while on it:
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1510492
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