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Hey guys I need some advice. Right now I have a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3, and I was thinking about upgrading my mobo. Any suggestions? Is this a decent board? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Hey guys I need some advice. Right now I have a Gigabyte GA-790A-D3, and I was thinking about upgrading my mobo. Any suggestions? Is this a decent board? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Why are you upgrading just the motherboard?
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Well I'm building a PC for my Dad and I have the option to sell him my board and put almost nothing towards a new board.
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Oopen box is hit and miss...
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Well if you must upgrade it, I do recommend the Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 or 990FXA-UD3 families. Not a massive leap up from your board, but they do overclock like crazy.

If you're going to go big, ASUS Sabertooth 990FX or Crosshair V.

NOTE: Do -not- buy the current Crosshair V board yet though, as it will soon be replaced by a slightly upgraded (and similarly priced) Crosshair V Formula-Z.

As far as open box; I just don't trust em. Sorry. That's more a personal thing, some people have good experience, some don't.
    
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post #6 of 18
Dont get Open box. Only upgrade to any 990fx motherboards. only upgrade if you plan to overclock.
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the board you picked is a soild board as far as open box its about all I buy my last 5 boards have been open box and not had a problem they carry a warrenty
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970A-UD3 great too if you want to save some dough. Still 8+2 phase like its brother 990XA, Just the pic-e is 16x and 4x.
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970A-UD3 great too if you want to save some dough. Still 8+2 phase like its brother 990XA, Just the pic-e is 16x and 4x.

For the price though, as the FX and FXA UD3 boards have come down, for overclocking, I'd still have to say 990FXA-UD3. I still don't get why Gigabyte did that, they are almost the exact same price; lol.
    
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If you're planning to stick with the 970 chipset and don't mind 4+1 phases then:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Motherboards+-+AMD-_-ASRock-_-13157280

^ The Extreme 3 has an extremely high quality 4+1 system and would (even though some may disagree) be perfectly capable of handling the 965 at 4GHz.

With the same chipset and a higher phase count:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

^ Even though you may get put off by the lack of a UEFI BIOS, its an absolute winner for overclocking.

Planning to go 990FXA?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

Makes more sense if you're planning on going multi-GPU down the road.

ASrock 990FX you say?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157266

^ No complaints here. Just kinda ugly though tongue.gif

Got cash to blow?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736

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