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post #11 of 19
Very surprised that the Sabertooth 990FX isnt on this list....
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post #12 of 19
^ well the initial post of the OP clearly states that he has a budget limitation and the 990fx sabertooth wouldn't cut it. It costs around $220.



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I'm thinking about the UD3 as well, but I've read a few negative feedbacks about it's stability under load. For the meantime I got the Asrock Extreme 4. I'll prolly upgrade to a UD5 soon, unless I get more good feedbacks on the UD3 thumb.gif


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post #13 of 19
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^ well the initial post of the OP clearly states that he has a budget limitation and the 990fx sabertooth wouldn't cut it. It costs around $220.



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I'm thinking about the UD3 as well, but I've read a few negative feedbacks about it's stability under load. For the meantime I got the Asrock Extreme 4. I'll prolly upgrade to a UD5 soon, unless I get more good feedbacks on the UD3 thumb.gif


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I see. But he did say he would pay up to $172. Its $179 on newegg right now and there is one on ebay for $80 and another one for $130 and another one for $155. Just FYI.
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You made a good choice. The M5A97 EVO or the TA990FXE also would have done well for you. The Biostar board is only a 4+1, but they're very high-quality VRMs and don't have any problem with Thubans and 8-core FX. I had a Thuban running 1 GHz over stock on the 970 version of that board, the TA970XE, and it ran great without a hiccup for a year. Now I have an 8350 with the 970 version of your new board.
     
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post #15 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by hakz View Post

^ well the initial post of the OP clearly states that he has a budget limitation and the 990fx sabertooth wouldn't cut it. It costs around $220.



FiragaBird
I'm thinking about the UD3 as well, but I've read a few negative feedbacks about it's stability under load. For the meantime I got the Asrock Extreme 4. I'll prolly upgrade to a UD5 soon, unless I get more good feedbacks on the UD3 thumb.gif


Also, welcome to OCN kabayan! If you have time, drop by to our thread. Great to see lots of filipinos here.
OCN Pinoy Overclockers Club

I see. But he did say he would pay up to $172. Its $179 on newegg right now and there is one on ebay for $80 and another one for $130 and another one for $155. Just FYI.

Holy moly nice prices there! I wished Egg would ship to the Philippines. redface.gif

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You made a good choice. The M5A97 EVO or the TA990FXE also would have done well for you. The Biostar board is only a 4+1, but they're very high-quality VRMs and don't have any problem with Thubans and 8-core FX. I had a Thuban running 1 GHz over stock on the 970 version of that board, the TA970XE, and it ran great without a hiccup for a year. Now I have an 8350 with the 970 version of your new board.
Indeed, I've heard lots of excellent feedback about the TA990FXE. If only it looked more elegant than being flashy, I bet a lot would think about it. Well, it's biostar's designs though tongue.gif
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post #16 of 19
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Very surprised that the Sabertooth 990FX isnt on this list....

Sabertooth motherboards are overpriced.
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Sabertooth motherboards are overpriced.

Oh? Are we talking intel or AMD? Cause I would have paid more than I did for my AMD sabertooth. I think that It is a great board. Is there a better board that has all those features and a five year warranty for $175?
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I own the Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3. Nice little board, would handle your Phenom x2 well, AM3+, takes 32 GB RAM if you can OC some DDR3-1333's, and was only $65. From what I know, is overclock friendly but haven't tried. Only thing is placement of the PC card slots causes the x1 to be blocked by a robust card but it'll leave some money in your pocket and handle an upgrade if it interests you.
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I own the Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3. Nice little board, would handle your Phenom x2 well, AM3+, takes 32 GB RAM if you can OC some DDR3-1333's, and was only $65. From what I know, is overclock friendly but haven't tried. Only thing is placement of the PC card slots causes the x1 to be blocked by a robust card but it'll leave some money in your pocket and handle an upgrade if it interests you.
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 will not be a good choise if you look down the road if you be ocing, because it can't handle a high oc on an 8 core.
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