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I don't have any hard feelings against ASRock. These are sensitive components we're dealing with, things happen. They were helpful with troubleshooting and patient, so I would try them again, but the Gigabyte board is cheaper and honestly I like the aesthetics of it more since I'm going to go with a red/black color scheme for this rig (which is why I REALLY wanted a Crosshair!).

While I have such knowledgeable people here, what do you think about these fans?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233049
With the current sale can get two of them for my case for $16 shipped. I do wish they had a picture of them in the dark though.
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You can have your Crosshair IV for the price you want if you accept refurbished from Geeks.com 128.00
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No IO shield, drivers, or cables

It's really the IO shield that's important. I have a corgi, and they shed a whole lot. I mean, a WHOLE lot. So I would really need that shield.
Edited by Death Jester - 11/2/11 at 12:30am
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I guess not everyone has a drawer full of that kind of stuff.Drivers can come via download off the ASUS site but the other stuff your going to have to look around. You do sacrafice something for that price.Geeks .com emailed me constantly for over a year but I never bought anything and the emails stopped.
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Yeah, I lost a lot of items while I was overseas, I don't think any of those old things would have worked on these new boards anyway. I guess that's why you don't see many DVD-RW drives and card readers in the for sale area, everyone throws them in a box to save for later lol
post #26 of 29
I'd recommend the 990FXA-UD3.

If you want a native AM3 instead of an AM3+ board, the M4A89GTD Pro USB3 is an excellent overclocker, if you get the hold of the Vdrop. I've had mine running at 330MHz FSB rock solid.
   
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post #27 of 29
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I have one final person I'm talking to about a Crosshair IV, if he doesn't get back to me in a day or two or if Newegg puts their motherboards on their Black November sale, I'm gonna jump on the 990FXA-UD3. Maybe one will pop up used on here sometime before then

Thanks to everyone who provided suggestions and answers. I'm glad so many people jump to help a unlearned person just trying to make the best decisions.
post #28 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Death Jester View Post
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.
I swapped to Gigabyte over ASUS due to ASUS trying to find a reason to not RMA my board....PITA!!!

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Originally Posted by Death Jester View Post
I have one final person I'm talking to about a Crosshair IV, if he doesn't get back to me in a day or two or if Newegg puts their motherboards on their Black November sale, I'm gonna jump on the 990FXA-UD3. Maybe one will pop up used on here sometime before then

Thanks to everyone who provided suggestions and answers. I'm glad so many people jump to help a unlearned person just trying to make the best decisions.
You will like the UD3. I love this board!
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post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
I swapped to Gigabyte over ASUS due to ASUS trying to find a reason to not RMA my board....PITA!!!


You will like the UD3. I love this board!
Yeah, I read things about Asus trying to find ways out of honoring warranties and RMA's. Even if only half true that made me a little uneasy.
So I told the little lady to go ahead and order me the UD3 as my birthday present, with the newcustomer10 code on her Newegg account it was $135 shipped! Only $10 over what she wanted to spend, but she knew I was getting antsy not being able to play my games so she went ahead and ordered it. Love her
Looking forward to taking advantage of the overclocking knowledge here when I finally get everything assembled.
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