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ok so i talked to the manager at the micro center i bought my board from and they said that the original purchase price can go towards the price of a new board. smile.gif so i get 60 bucks off. ime between two boards right now. the gigabyte 990fx ud3 board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

or the asus m5a99x evo board. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754

theyre both around the same price, i was just wondering what you guys would suggest as far as durability, overclocking power, and just all around which board would be better? thanks guys biggrin.gif
    
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ok so i talked to the manager at the micro center i bought my board from and they said that the original purchase price can go towards the price of a new board. so i get 60 bucks off. ime between two boards right now. the gigabyte 990fx ud3 board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128514

or the asus m5a99x evo board. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131754

theyre both around the same price, i was just wondering what you guys would suggest as far as durability, overclocking power, and just all around which board would be better? thanks guys
Either board would be a solid choice. I have a personal strong dislike for Gigabyte, so my vote would be swayed. However, both of those motherboards are absolutely solid and will have tons of future upgrade paths.

No matter which one you go with, it'll be a solid board. I'd grab the Asus personally, but that's because Gigabyte screwed me over in the past.
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only real reason im considering the gig over asus is that it has the most recent chipset on it, and its a little cheaper at micro center
how'd u get screwed over if you don't mind me asking?
    
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only real reason im considering the gig over asus is that it has the most recent chipset on it, and its a little cheaper at micro center
how'd u get screwed over if you don't mind me asking?
Same problem you had with the MSI. I had a low end Gigabyte board (3+1 power phase). It caught on fire at stock while installing Windows the first time. Gigabyte put me through the run around for 8 months for my RMA. Kept sending me back the same dead, burnt up motherboard back that didn't work. Had to file a small claims court case to get my money back finally since they wouldn't replace it with a board that worked.

I've heard they treat their higher end customers better though.

And both of the motherboards you've chosen are the same family of chipsets. One is a 990FX (which is the highest end), the other is a 990X (second highest). Either will do the same exact things though honestly, they both only support 2 cards in SLI / Crossfire. They'll both be solid overclockers.
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cool well then price is my factor here. 10 bucks saved with the gigabyte. not meaning to offend you or anything by choosing that lol. and thanks for your help.
i really like this forum actually. everyone here has been really helpful and cool even when i asked some dumb questions lol.
    
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cool well then price is my factor here. 10 bucks saved with the gigabyte. not meaning to offend you or anything by choosing that lol. and thanks for your help.
i really like this forum actually. everyone here has been really helpful and cool even when i asked some dumb questions lol.
I take no offense to it.

Gigabyte is a company, same as any other company. I refuse to buy them personally (as seen above), but that doesn't mean that their products are bad. Just avoid the low end junk, like the board I had fry on me, and you'll probably be just fine.
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MOSFET driver fail. Stop running your chip with this board. It's not the lack of cooling that's the fail here, this board will fail with cooling installed. It's the poor design. The MOSFET driver here is a regular transistor, way inadequate.
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Read my story a few pages back about being screwed over by ASUS. It happens with any company, I've had fewer problems with Gigabyte.
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gotcha well the gigabyte is my first pick so wish me luck! thanks you guys!
    
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