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well since my motherboard can't handle my amd fx 8120 when it is overclocked, im looking into getting another one. i don't want to spend more than $150 and i want it to be a good quality motherboard. Right now im looking at the gigabyte 990FX-UD5 but im not sure if that is going to be the one that im going to chose.
post #2 of 6
I know very little about the newer AM3+ boards but I would say something in the 990 chipset and make sure the board has adequate VRMs + heatsinks for overclocking.

Something like this would be good. Asrock makes a killer $120 board for Intel overclocking, I would imagine their counterpart for AMD would be just as good.
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this ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ and if they are like they're Intel counterparts very solid, very reliable smile.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281
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the ud5 is for 175$ before MIR i would recommend you
to spend a little more or less and go with either
ASRock 990FX Extreme4 169.47$ Shipped as my friend stubass
or
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX $183.99 Shipped the only resaon i suggested this motherboard is that ya its a solid board and main thing is tis the only board with 5 year warranty in the whole market thumb.gif

Hope that helped thumb.gif
post #5 of 6
I have two GA-990XA-UD3's and they are rock solid (had my 960t to x6 4.3ghz for s&gs) but run it at 3875mhz now and the other is running 4ghz not unlocked. The UD5 is even better.
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post #6 of 6
All your 990FX boards will handle the FX chips.

Anything around the $150 mark will be good enough for you.

There is a much of a muchness between them, they are all good.

If you spend more you will be getting more but for a price.
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