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The UD3 is now down to $130 after MIR, and the Open Box CHV is gone. Thoughts on the Biostar 990FX, ASRock Extreme3 or Extreme4, or the MSI GD65V2?

Ever thought of the sabertooth? seams to me like youre picking boards based on aesthetics rather than performance, though, the CH V has both looks and performance. if youre looking for best bang for your budgeted buck, i would look no further than the sabertooth. Gigabyte and Asrock are great brands, just not as good as Asus. plus, the sabertooth comes with a 5 year warranty. that alone should be a HUGE selling point to anyone looking for a new AMD or Intel board.
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Ever thought of the sabertooth? seams to me like youre picking boards based on aesthetics rather than performance, though, the CH V has both looks and performance. if youre looking for best bang for your budgeted buck, i would look no further than the sabertooth. Gigabyte and Asrock are great brands, just not as good as Asus. plus, the sabertooth comes with a 5 year warranty. that alone should be a HUGE selling point to anyone looking for a new AMD or Intel board.

My main thought was the price, honestly. I mentioned the 990FX boards under $150. It doesn't really have much to do with aesthetics (though the Extreme4 is one of the uglier boards I've ever seen). With the UD3 for $130 and the Sabertooth for $180 + Shipping, I wasn't really putting them in the same discussion. I am not opposed to an ASUS board, by any means. It's just the Sabertooth and CHV (no longer available Open Box, so now looking at a $200 board) are at a pretty different price point.
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My main thought was the price, honestly. I mentioned the 990FX boards under $150. It doesn't really have much to do with aesthetics (though the Extreme4 is one of the uglier boards I've ever seen). With the UD3 for $130 and the Sabertooth for $180 + Shipping, I wasn't really putting them in the same discussion. I am not opposed to an ASUS board, by any means. It's just the Sabertooth and CHV (no longer available Open Box, so now looking at a $200 board) are at a pretty different price point.

sometimes you have to spend a little more to get more quality items. if you opt in for the trial month of "shop runner" shipping service, shipping is free. just make sure to cancel the service after you get your stuff other wise you'll get hammered with an $80 charge like i did. it will come useful for me in a few months though!

if you absolutely cannot spend any more than $150, then maybe the UD3 board is right for you. just be careful when overclocking. the NB heats up like the dickens and getting high clocks is rather tough even on water.
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I LAN with friends and we all have AMD rigs and I've seen the CHV, UD3 and the Sabertooth in action and I think they are all good boards. My friends and I constantly trade hardware like CPU's and video cards to see what the other person (board) can do with them. From what I've seen it really becomes a difference of 2-3 FPS in game using the same CPU and video card. 200MHz more on a overclock isn't going to bring worlds of difference.

All things being equal the Sabertooth has a 5 year warranty and that's more than equal. biggrin.gif
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5years is too much anyway, you dont even use this motherboard 5 years. Medium gamer change plates and platform every 2-3 years. And budget gamers dont use so expensive motherboards

if youre like me and hand down computer stuff to a little brother, a 5 year warranty is better than a typical 1-3 year warranty. TUF series boards have 5 year warranties and probably perform the same as a CH V with only a 3 year. call me crazy but spending less cash on a "like" board with a better warranty is a much better deal. but then again, what do i know? how can any 5 year warranty be too much?
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I vote for CH5>sabertooth>ta990fxe>ud3
I have plans to get a CH5 a.s.a.p
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I also like the idea of having a Gigabyte UD video card and a Gigabyte UD motherboard.

Synergy.

I won't be purchasing til the end of the month, so I may be able to swing the Sabertooth by then. The 5 year warranty is a nice bonus, for sure.
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anyone thumbs up if you use your motherboard for gaming 5 years and over this.
this 5 year warranty trick is so old advesterment trick for getting more noobs buyers

I still have my old AMD x2 4400+ with a 8800GTS 320mb on a 1366x768 monitor for older games. Play's Dirt 2 and MW2 pretty good for how old it is. thumb.gif
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thumb.gif old socket 939 Asus A8N-SLI with an AMD 3200+. still going strong.
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^

I for one wouldn't mind having a longer warranty, I mean OP hasn't totally made clear what his intentions are with his soon to be new board, and I'm assuming he won't for the next couple years anyway so it can't hurt to have a longer warranty. Who knows, he may upgrade and keep the old board for an emergency part (you never know when your new upgrade may crap out on you), use it for a new HTPC build, make a PC for his mom or pops or friend who desperately wants to play PC games but doesn't have a PC atm....lot's of possibilities.

Well, GL pow3rtr1p on the hunt. I'm sure you probably have a good idea of where each board stands amongst each other after this little dicussion...and with your outside research from other forums, I bet you know what you want. If you must stay true to your budget, do it. However, I do agree with others who have argued that you may sometimes have to pay a premium for premium parts. If you do have until the end of this month, perhaps save a little extra a day haha?

Sidenote,
Munnis, just because a person bought a new sports car does not mean he is barred or lacks the ability to still appreciate his old beater car that served as his work horse from yesteryear(s).
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