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Im looking for your personal recommendations for an AM3+ mobo for my 960t. Im mostly looking for better OCing performance over my current mobo (ASUS M5A97). A USB 3.0 header and SLI would also be a plus, but not mandatory.

I can spend hours reading specs and reviews, but I'd rather hear your guys' personal opinions on motherboards you've actually used and loved and why. If you can recommend a board you've used with the 960t, it would be even better. Im not as concerned with budget as I am with getting the most out of my dollar.

Oh yeah, core unlocker is a must. Right now I run x4 @ 3.8 and x6 @ 3.5 (when I'm working on video projects) with pretty nice temps, but I can't seem to get anything better while keeping the voltage in the safe zone. I'd like to run x4 with at least 4GHz 24/7.
Edited by mat459 - 8/7/12 at 11:17pm
 
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post #2 of 19
Here ya go bud, ASUS Sabertooth 990FX for $99.99 and if you are lucky you can find a coupon online to take away $10.00 making it even cheaper. Is the same board I am running with my 960T. biggrin.gif
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Hands down for a pure OCing its the Sabertooth the Corshairs do as well but to many extras for my liking
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No problem ./.CH4..Ch5...M4a89GTD-PRO,TA990FX..ga990fxaud5
 
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Yes! These are the boards I've been eyeballing, but they do have a lot of extras I don't exactly NEED. But for $100, how can I say no to that delicious Sabertooth?! Where is that site based out of, and does anyone have any experience buying a referb from them?
 
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The board I'm using right now is from them..was flawless..but umm..the Crosshair 4 would be better for you..Sabertooth FSB gives out early..
 
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Yes! These are the boards I've been eyeballing, but they do have a lot of extras I don't exactly NEED. But for $100, how can I say no to that delicious Sabertooth?! Where is that site based out of, and does anyone have any experience buying a referb from them?

I have experience buying from them so far since I order my sabertooth 990FX refurbished from them. The price is so good to be true I figure at the worse case I have 90 days to exchange it or return it. Still I believe you get 3 years warranty for refurbished motherboard by ASUS. So far this board has done me good and is now cheaper than what I pay for so for $99 is a steal. Geeks.com are pretty good about communicating with you too if you run into problems from what I heard. They shipped the board about the same time I got my order from newegg and both company deliver them on the same day. I say give them a shot, if anything call them and talk to them they are pretty good with customer service. thumb.gif I will buy from them again.
Edited by ITAngel - 8/7/12 at 11:05pm
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

The board I'm using right now is from them..was flawless..but umm..the Crosshair 4 would be better for you..Sabertooth FSB gives out early..

Im nor sure what you consider giving out early Ive had my FBS as high as 345
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M4a89GTD-PRO
This looks promising, but have you ever used it? Can you vouch for it personally? And where could I get 1?
 
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