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post #1 of 17
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my current mobo is
1- foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 (chipset 790gx) current!
2- Asus M5a88-m or this
3- Msi 970a-g46
whould be better??
Edited by dr.evil - 4/21/12 at 9:04am
    
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post #2 of 17
you can go CrossFireX with the foxconn (which would be a nice upgrade) but you would only have a maximum of 8gb ram.

if u go for the asus, u will have no CrossFireX support But u can have 16gb ram smile.gif

hope that was some useful info thumb.gif
post #3 of 17

For a B55, completely ignore the 970A-G46, as with all lower-end MSI boards it is internally explosion-prone; the M5A88-M is okay but you need to ensure VRM cooling.  The A7DA-S 3.0 might not be any better as there has been a VRM failure incident recorded on it which puts me in doubt of the VRM quality of this board.  Have you got any other choices?

post #4 of 17
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other choice is a gigabyte 990fx-ud3 but i never had use one and i dont know the quality :/
    
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other choice is a gigabyte 990fx-ud3 but i never had use one and i dont know the quality :/

superior to the other options.
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post #6 of 17
gigabyte is the best board out of what your looking at
post #7 of 17
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yhea but it was sold rigth now, and this one?? Asrock 970 Extreme3

the 9xx chipset all mobos had unlocker core??
i like asrock biggrin.gif
    
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yhea but it was sold rigth now, and this one?? Asrock 970 Extreme3
the 9xx chipset all mobos had unlocker core??
i like asrock biggrin.gif

that would be better than the first three
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post #9 of 17
the gigabyte has a unlocker and the asrock board is a 4+1 phase board where the gigabyte board is a 8+2 phase board will handle over clocking alot better
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the gigabyte has a unlocker and the asrock board is a 4+1 phase board where the gigabyte board is a 8+2 phase board will handle over clocking alot better

You cant compare VRMs by count alone. The extreme 3 overclocks just fine. The UD3 would be a better choice AFAIK, but the Asrock ex3 would be a fine selection
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