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So I'm buying a new motherboard this week. I have a 960T that I plan to overclock and possibly an upgrade to a 8350 later on. It needs to be SATA 3. Dual Crossfire would be a bonus but not compulsory. My budget is around £80. I did order an M5A99X Evo but it "got lost in the mail".

Thanks for any feedback.
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The Gigabyte 990XA UD3 is a good oc'ing board & an excellent value.
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The Gigabyte 990XA UD3 is a good oc'ing board & an excellent value.

I've had a look at this. Seems like a very good board, thanks.
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The Gigabyte 990XA UD3 is a good oc'ing board & an excellent value.

+1 on that I own one its a solid board at a good price

its a little cheaper here
http://www.cclonline.com/product/60859/GA-990XA-UD3/Motherboards/Gigabyte-GA-990XA-UD3-Socket-AM3-Motherboard/MBD0167/
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The 990xa is better than those it is a 990 chipset (those are all 970) which amongst other things gives you more PCIe lanes for Xfire/SLi (most 970 boards have 2nd slot at X4) also the Gbyte is 8+2 phase those boards are all 4+1 or 4+2
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The 990xa is better than those it is a 990 chipset (those are all 970) which amongst other things gives you more PCIe lanes for Xfire/SLi (most 970 boards have 2nd slot at X4) also the Gbyte is 8+2 phase those boards are all 4+1 or 4+2

Thank you very much. Clears it up more. So what are the differences between 4+1, 4+2 & 8+2.
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The 8+2 should give cleaner and better power delivery which is desirable for overclocking (or for high TDP CPU's like the high end FX or your 960T if it unlocks to 6 cores)
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Excellent, thanks for the info! Gigabyte 990XA UD3 it is then! Thanks again.
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