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GByte 990FX-UDX Vs. Asus Sabertooth

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I know this question has been asked before but none of them relate to my build.

I plan on building a PC with, roughly, the following components:

CPU - Phenom X6 1090T (Want to massively OC)
Cooler - Corsair H100 (Want it to run cool as well)
GPU - 2 x 460 GTX 1GB (OC)
RAM - 16/32Gb DDR3
HDD - 1 x OCX Hybrid Revo drive (1Gb, PCI-E x 4 (OS, etc.))
- 6/8 x 2TB (Standard (RAID 5))

With a PCI-E HDD I am worried about the speeds being cut of either the GPU or the HDDs not to mention the RAID. I haven't had much luck trying to find the right board as there are never enough SATA or PCI-E lanes?
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I've heard great things about the UD3 in terms of overclocking performance. However, I've also heard some subpar performance coming out of the UD5 and UD7. Whether this has been corrected in a BIOS update, I'm not sure.

As for the Sabertooth, there also seem to be a lot of mixed reviews from it.
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If you want to go Gigabyte, the only board worth considering is the UD3. The UD5, and UD7 have terrible vdroop issue, which will inhibit your OC when you get into the higher end.

Otherwise the Sabertooth, GD80, or Fatal1ty Pro are good alternatives.
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I was in the same boat as OP about 3 weeks ago....Sabertooth VS UD3. I went UD3 after I had to deal with ASUS coustomer service! I have been a longtime ASUS fanboi and shockingly enough I have never had to RMA anything in the last 10 year's. My old sig rig mobo died and ASUS is looking for reasons to not RMA the product. Its been a nightmare! Gigabyte all the way IMO! the UD3 is great!
Also I like the onboard sound 10 times better with this giga board....it sucked with ASUS.
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