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So, my M5A99X Evo is/might be having issues. I am taking it back to Microcenter per Asus to replace. I am wondering... should I stick with the M5A99X or go with the Gigabyte UD3??? My budget/range is right at $150.... no more please.

I am doing XFire, and a 1090T Thuban....
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So, my M5A99X Evo is/might be having issues. I am taking it back to Microcenter per Asus to replace. I am wondering... should I stick with the M5A99X or go with the Gigabyte UD3??? My budget/range is right at $150.... no more please.

I am doing XFire, and a 1090T Thuban....
IDK. I feel my Gigabyte UD3 was worth every penny I paid and does well overclocking my 1090T. It also looks nice!
    
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I used to be a avid ASUS fanboy but now I am in the process of fighting ASUS with an RMA on a 9mo old mobo that has a 3 year warrenty. Instead of wasting time I bought a Gigabyte UD3 and BAM problem sovled! I love this board! the onboard audio is AMAZING! it overclocks like a charm and the BIOS is very nice. I feel it was worth every single penny and wouldn't hesitate to pay more than retail after using it.
I hate to say it but after 10 years of faithfull service to ASUS boards I feel that I might never buy another ASUS product after dealing with their lack of coustomer service.
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Honestly, they're both good boards. If you don't like that your M5A99X is crapping out, by all means try the Gigabyte.
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I am also looking at the Sabertooth....

Boards in my price range?
M5A99X-Evo-straight swap
Sabertooth-little more
UD3-straight swap
UD5-little more.


So i dont know. I am having nightmares with Asus RMA on two video cards... but the mobo has been great. They are just recommending me to replace it since its less than 30 days old.
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UNless you guys can think of something different microcenter carries for the $135-$180 range that is AM3+
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I have spent many many many hours looking into the ASUS Sabertooth and the UD3. I was actually going to get the sabertooth untill my current ASUS mobo died and I spoke with their coustomer service. Out of fear I got the UD3 and love it. Putting my disdain for ASUS CS the Sabertooth is one of the best boards out there. UD3 is in my opinion a sweet sweet board however some people have had poor luck with the UD3, it tends to be buggy for some users. The only bug I have found with the Sabertooth is that HardWare monitor and AMD overdrive give false temp readings lol.
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The Saberthooth is a 990FX motherboard, which means it'll be a little expensive but you'll get some bells and whistles (Mostly quad SLI/Xfire support, which seems ridiculous to me who's never bothered with SLI in my life.)

It will probably be put together a little better, but honestly, I would not pay for features I do not intend on using.
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I have had Asus ,Gigabyte and I now have the Asrock 990fx Extreme 4 and Im loving this asrock.
The way I see it is Gigas don't break and asus break. I like all , and I know there is a lot of people whose Asus did nt break.
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I have had Asus ,Gigabyte and I now have the Asrock 990fx Extreme 4 and Im loving this asrock.
The way I see it is Gigas don't break and asus break. I like all , and I know there is a lot of people whose Asus did nt break.
Just my opinion.
I know ASUS stuff dosen't break all the time, but when it dose......good luck with their CS lol.
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