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USB3 is quite noticeable.

~2x as fast sustained transfer rate over USB2 in my experience. (I think my external drive is limited by the mechanical disk though, probably would be faster with an SSD)

USB2 ~33mb/s sustained
USB3 ~70mb/s
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I got offered this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130269&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4003003&SID=rbrfij130y59

Msi worries me.

He only wants $65. I won't overclock much.
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I got offered this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130269&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4003003&SID=rbrfij130y59
Msi worries me.
He only wants $65. I won't overclock much.
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This should be of some help mate -

http://www.overclock.net/a/about-vrms-mosfets-motherboard-safety-with-high-tdp-processors

Be sure to check the failure list tongue.gif
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Wow. Lots of MSI on there.

So, the Asus M5A88M is the only good option, then? That Gigabyte board has horrible reviews on newegg.
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Wow. Lots of MSI on there.
So, the Asus M5A88M is the only good option, then? That Gigabyte board has horrible reviews on newegg.

Those are user-based experiences and have mostly to do with OC-ing and DOA boards. Its got decent quality VRMs and is OCN approved thumb.gif

I personally prefer the Asus.
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Superbiiz has the Asus for $85 with a promo right now. Gonna grab it. Thanks everyone.

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Originally Posted by Droogie View Post

I got offered this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130269&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4003003&SID=rbrfij130y59
Msi worries me.
He only wants $65. I won't overclock much.
Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

Just don't. I owned that same board and it died 30 minutes after I used it, cpu mosfets died. I also had an 870a Fuzion from MSI which died in a similar fashion,
    
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Now I have a decision to make. Get the one with a promo from ewiz, or get an open box from Newegg with free shipping cheaper.

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Now I have a decision to make. Get the one with a promo from ewiz, or get an open box from Newegg with free shipping cheaper.
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Which ones were those again?
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Wow. Lots of MSI on there.
So, the Asus M5A88M is the only good option, then? That Gigabyte board has horrible reviews on newegg.

pretty much the only mATX am3 board..yes
Choices are extremely limited there.
There is no "maximus gene-z" AMD equivalent.
 
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