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But it takes the bundle to being ~$290 after tax, rather than ~$200. Is the Sabertooth worth the extra $90, over the GA-970a-ud3?

if you want to overclock it, or run dual GPUs at any point, then yes, absolutely. If you plan on running one GPU and keep everything at stock, then definitely no.
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if you want to overclock it, or run dual GPUs at any point, then yes, absolutely. If you plan on running one GPU and keep everything at stock, then definitely no.

Well I do want to OC, but definitely no on multi-GPU's. I just found another review of the GA-970A-UD3 and the reviewer said he couldn't push his FX-8150 past 4.2ghz. That won't do. I guess I'll just pass on BD, $290 seems to be more than I want to spend on it.
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But it takes the bundle to being ~$290 after tax, rather than ~$200. Is the Sabertooth worth the extra $90, over the GA-970a-ud3?

YES! the sabertooth is an awesome board, I'm personally torn between the Crosshair V or the Sabertooth
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Wait for next generation....
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The Win 8 download site will be announced tomorrow, I'm keeping an eye out.

Looks like tomorrow at 9:30 am EST
http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/28/join-us-for-microsofts-windows-8-press-conference-tomorrow-at-9/
post #26 of 33
The GA-970-UD3 is a great board if you don't plan on SLI. Has as the same options as the 990FX boards except SLI. I got the deal from Microcenter except I already had a 990FXA-UD3. All the bios options are the same plus they both have 8+2 power phasing. I use a 960t on my 970 and it overclocks 4GHz+ with ease. My FX-8120 overclocks to 4.63GHz @ 1.35v for 24/7 and will cinebench a 7.58.
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depends on if you plan on doing hard core OC
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The GA-970-UD3 is a great board if you don't plan on SLI. Has as the same options as the 990FX boards except SLI. I got the deal from Microcenter except I already had a 990FXA-UD3. All the bios options are the same plus they both have 8+2 power phasing. I use a 960t on my 970 and it overclocks 4GHz+ with ease. My FX-8120 overclocks to 4.63GHz @ 1.35v for 24/7 and will cinebench a 7.58.

Cool, I may just reconsider this then. Were you able to the same OC's as your 990FX board? I notice in your sig you have posted 4.7 Ghz for your 8120, were you only able to get up to 4.63 on the 970 board, or was that just where you stopped?

Thanks.
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I was actually able to get higher on the 970 because my 990 is a v1.0 and has no LLC option (Load Line Calibration) for vdroop.
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I was actually able to get higher on the 970 because my 990 is a v1.0 and has no LLC option (Load Line Calibration) for vdroop.

Thanks, now I just have to decide if I want to pull the trigger.
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