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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
I used an ASUS board in my sig rig when i first built it. I just swapped to a Gigabyte board and love the death out of the giga board! its amazing. I would go with the gigabyte board!
I second the gigabyte board. It has newer chipset, better cooling on the MOSFETS (Asus board didn't seem to have any). I don't have much experience with AMD boards, I did have a gigabyte ud3 770 board a couple years back, and it was great. Sold it to a friend, and he's still running it today, with the x4 I sold him @ 4.0ghz.

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plus you can charge your iPhone quicker If that's not the best selling point for a motherboard, I don't know what is. /sarcasm
post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
The asrock extreme4/extreme3 is by no means a bad board at all for a budget, seriously that biostar isn't that great and not worth the cost. If OP went 990FX, the min I'd look at would be the 990fx UD3, the sabertooth, the CV, and not the UD5/UD7 with their vdroop problems.

I have a friend running the extreme4 with the 970 on an x4 (athlon), He's doing 3.2ghz right now, and sli gtx 460 and its been running fine for him. Not much else to expect from a budget board for a budget pc, doubt the expansion options of the biostar are worth the cost.
Did you check the price properly?
Biostar ta990fx-e is $5 cheaper than asrock 970a extreme4,
so I asked to go with biostar.
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post #43 of 44
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I have decided to go with the Gigabyte board since it's $20 cheaper and with that $ I can get a 6870 instead of a 6850
~$670 with shipping.
I couldn't do this without the help of you guys, thanks so much !
rep'd everyone.
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post #44 of 44
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Did you check the price properly?
Biostar ta990fx-e is $5 cheaper than asrock 970a extreme4,
so I asked to go with biostar.
Ahh I hadnt checked the price of the 970a, I had mistakenly used .com instead of .ca. In the us version it costs $99, my apologies.
     
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