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Depends how far you want to go! For starter OC'ing yes it will be fine.
 
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If you want some thing good for overclocking get the ga-870a-usb3 V3.1 from gigabyte, its 30 dollars less and is very sturdy. I personally stay away from MSI because I have had bad dealings with them.
    
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I stay away from MSI boards because I had one go out on me after 2 months! I have gone with ASUS since and have never had a problem

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131636

$20 more but a better buy.
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Nothing wrong with MSI I have had good dealings. But having said that, nothing wrong with Gigabyte either, so go with them!

EDIT: actually my ethernet port doesn't work....
 
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I was going to buy an MSI board, but bought the ASUS instead
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I was going to buy an MSI board, but bought the ASUS instead
Good lad!
 
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post #8 of 8
Although the 890FXA has been known for a mild VRM failure rate, an old NF980 chipset is not a better buy.... (it does not overclock CPUs as well among other things) so cancel your order!

For a much less cost, the next generation Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 is a better value and choice than the NF980 board and the 890FX board. Although it features half the PCI-E lane count, an x8 PCI-E link is not going to affect your GPU performance to any noticeable extent until you have two HD 6970s running at extremely high resolutions. It should cost somewhat less, esp. with shipping costs being much lower from NCIX. The board uses AM3+ socket and will take in current generation AMD FX CPUs as well as several future generations of AMD CPUs.

You should try to avoid buying from Newegg.ca or pretty much any American retailer in general if you are in Canada, because of highly overpriced shipping costs (as well as high return times) from American warehouses. Buy from stores such as NCIX (probably your best choice in Montreal - NCIX is [one of] Canada's largest online [and local in Toronto and Vancouver] computer retailers) or MemoryExpress (I don't think they ship everywhere). NCIX will price match any price from Newegg.ca if their initial price isn't lower, as well as other Canadian retailers that may have lower prices. You pay much less for shipping and get your items much faster.
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