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The OP only wants to spend 125.00 that is why I suggested a good board that is in his price range.

I did kind of miss the SLI parameter. I bought a M4A79T-Delux new just two years ago,it has been a flawless pefrormer.
Edited by PCCstudent - 11/1/11 at 10:45pm
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How is the customer support for Gigabyte and Asus? I've used ASRock, besides the fact they are all Asian and sorta hard to understand the gentleman I spoke to was very helpful with troubleshooting.
I own an old Asus board but never had to use their support.
Usually they are considered top-notch. obviously there are some people with bad experiences, but you can't get everything right...

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The OP only wants to spend 125.00 that is why I suggested a good board that is in his price range.
that's great an all, but then you went on to say that the M4A79T is better than (implied: all) boards with 890/990 chipsets....which is flat out false.
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Usually they are considered top-notch. obviously there are some people with bad experiences, but you can't get everything right...



that's great an all, but then you went on to say that the M4A79T is better than (implied: all) boards with 890/990 chipsets....which is flat out false.
I would not go for less robust power regulation simply to get the newer chipset
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Originally Posted by PCCstudent View Post
The OP only wants to spend 125.00 that is why I suggested a good board that is in his price range.

I did kind of miss the SLI parameter. I bought a M4A79T-Delux new just two years ago,it has been a flawless pefrormer.
I appreciate it, thank you. I just need the SLI ability, preferably without a hack. The Gigabyte is currently leading the pack!
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My friend has a Maximus III but idk if theyre still available anymore, beside the lack of usb 3.0 i love the board Id always go with Asus if you dont like Asrock due to ur past experience, or im just biased due to my fanboyism.
Beside gettin a 480 is pretty much same as gettin 2 460 even though I know u gonna run sli in the future.
ps:reflex is sellin his maximus board i believe (havent click link)
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I would not go for less robust power regulation simply to get the newer chipset

This is a good idea, but the CHV (for example) is still a vast improvement power delivery side, over the M4A79T.

And in the price range of the M4, you could get a 990XA-UD3, which is pretty close power delivery wise to the M4A, and it supports native SLI.

I think native SLI support is a fair trade here, considering you are also gaining better overclocking ability, and 990X is built on a smaller process, and produces less heat.

Saying that 890/990 boards have worse power delivery subsystems is false.
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My friend has a Maximus III but idk if theyre still available anymore, beside the lack of usb 3.0 i love the board Id always go with Asus if you dont like Asrock due to ur past experience, or im just biased due to my fanboyism.
Beside gettin a 480 is pretty much same as gettin 2 460 even though I know u gonna run sli in the future.
ps:reflex is sellin his maximus board i believe (havent click link)
I think that's a Intel board, I already have a AMD chip
You're saying a 480 will run the same as two 1gb 460's? I'm not saying you're wrong, that just doesn't seem right to me, please explain?

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Saying that 890/990 boards have worse power delivery subsystems is false.
I think he was just a little hyperbolic, we all get that way sometime, so can we not go down this road please? We don't need to have a heated disagreement this late at night, makes for bad dreams.
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usually 2x460 is considered just over 1 480
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Think Newegg will have a motherboard sale shortly with this Black November promotion they are running?
Wonder if they'll do GPU's to.
post #20 of 29
Ops my bad shouldve clicked before I posted thought was extreme.
Yeah about the 2 460 and 1 480 he said it for me already.
You can get the Giga or this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157266
but if you dont wanna go with Asrock (yes i love asrock gg) then go with the giga then
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