Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip
No way. I have that Crosshair III and its a great board but I couldnt give upa 990 for a 790. The 800 and 900 series are better with higher clocked ram, they have sata 3, and are more stable with higher clocking thurban cpus. That Crosshair 3 might be the best 700 series board, but its really not worth much anymore.
QFT. I also have a crosshair III in a box right now, as well as a crosshair II, and a crosshair IV that I am currently using. I would trade any of those crosshair boards for that gigabyte 990, except for maybe my CHIV, because I love it so much. Under no circumstances switch that 990FXA-UD3 out for an old hat CHIII, or I'll slap you.