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So im on the cusp of purchasing a new motherboard. Here are my options

ASRock 890FX Deluxe4
and
MSI 990FXA-GD80

Im actually leaning towards the MSI, but with all the talk about poor boards... i am a little weary. I do plan on OCing to 3.8 or 4.0. Wadayathink OCN?

EDIT: No to the msi i guess haha now its between

ASRock 890FX Deluxe4
and
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3
Edited by Cloudpost - 12/14/11 at 9:28pm
post #2 of 11
I wouldnt go MSI this forum is full of people with MSI boards where the VRMs have failed while overclocking.

I, personally, would go for something like this;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736
    
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id get the sabertooth to, but my budget is 125 or so and i can get both these board for around that price
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id get the sabertooth to, but my budget is 125 or so and i can get both these board for around that price

My personal choice - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

Stable and rock solid 8+2 phase setup, great OC'er and the price is just right thumb.gif
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that looks pretty nice! i like it. i was only looking at 990 boards at the time so i must of missed it. What is the difference between a 990fx and 970a.

I am planning to crossfire two 4850's if that makes a difference at all

just did a quick wiki, seems like the 970 only does x8 while the 990 does x16.
Edited by Cloudpost - 12/14/11 at 2:35pm
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anything but msi dude.
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Great option here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262
dual 16x PCIE slots
or this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341
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that looks pretty nice! i like it. i was only looking at 990 boards at the time so i must of missed it. What is the difference between a 990fx and 970a.
I am planning to crossfire two 4850's if that makes a difference at all
just did a quick wiki, seems like the 970 only does x8 while the 990 does x16.

The main difference between the 970 and 990 is that the former runs SLI/Crossfire in x16/x4 mode, as opposed to x16/x8 which the latter offers. No biggie, since the bottleneck wouldn't be more than a mere 10% or so.
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post #9 of 11
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most of these end up to the same price as the ASRock 990fx due to no free shipping.
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ASRock 890FX Deluxe4

You want do a SLI anyway... CF works fine, SLI works with hacked drivers.
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