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post #11 of 19

Yeah, definitely wise to invest in this motherboard considering your limited budget.

Straight for the Crosshair V though?  You may want to weigh your budget and your needs.  There are tons of more than suitable midrange boards.  The Crosshair V offers many features you may end up not needing.  You could get away with Crossfiring two 5770s without performance loss on a 970 chipset board with a 16x and 4x PCIE slot.  Save your cash!

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Yeah, definitely wise to invest in this motherboard considering your limited budget.
Straight for the Crosshair V though?  You may want to weigh your budget and your needs.  There are tons of more than suitable midrange boards.  The Crosshair V offers many features you may end up not needing.  You could get away with Crossfiring two 5770s without performance loss on a 970 chipset board with a 16x and 4x PCIE slot.  Save your cash!

You have a point xd. Thing is, i was planning on a huge build by next winter (took up a part time job, so all the proceeds go there!), complete with a Crosshair V Formula, Bulldozer (provided a better revision comes out by then that is), A 6990/GTX 590, Hydro H100 and an AX850W. But as of now should i just go in for the 970A-UD3 for the time being, within the next few months? Just need something good to hold over my X4 with insane oc'd speeds (i already have an H50 thumb.gif). Think the UD3 is worth it for now? especially for oc'ing?
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Which next winter are you talking about? This one just coming up or the one next year?
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Which next winter are you talking about? This one just coming up or the one next year?

Next. if i decide to go in for the config this year, how much do you think i'll get for my kidney? biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 19
I betcha enough! That said, by next winter we might be looking at a completely different hardware market. I'd say the UD3 (or equivalent, not too familiar with recent mobos) would be a much smarter buy than the Crosshair V. Crosshair V will most likely be outdated by then, with the 1090FX chipset or even a new socket.
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just because the TDP is 125w doesnt mean you are actually pulling it.

According to some crappy gigabyte utlility i have on my comp. my CPU is only pulling around 70ish watts of power.
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I'm using ASRock 970 Extreme 4 from 3 months and i'm happy with it. It has low cost, nice performance, good overclocking potential and you can also use trifire on this board or quadfire (with dual cards).
    
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I'm using ASRock 970 Extreme 4 from 3 months and i'm happy with it. It has low cost, nice performance, good overclocking potential and you can also use trifire on this board or quadfire (with dual cards).

Looks like a real sweet board for the price. Just added that to my list, thanks thumb.gif
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post #19 of 19
Hi!

What is the status of your computer now?
Nothing in it burned?

I have the same problem.

I thought that if the MB supports Phenom, this applies to all models of Phenom.
In short, I screwed up. doh.gif
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