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Hey guys just wanted to get your opinion on this board before I go out and buy it.... I will be using this build for my wife and daughters gaming rig so a Amd 6300 or 8350 will be joining this mobo soon,how is this board for crossfire and overall quality? Never had a gigabyte before but I heard they are just as good as asus so what do u guys think??? They also have the Asus Crosshair formula-z but its like $70 dollars more is it worth it?thumb.gif
     
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I never had a problem with either Asus nor Gigabyte boards. My 790X based GB board
has been solid for almost 4 years now. CF works well. I do get better performance with my
Sabertooth 990FX (same cards) but that most likely is due to DDR3.



Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 990FX chipset, 8+2 VRM, $124.99 after $10 rebate
http://us.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62403&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1332

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 (990FX chipset), digi 6+2 VRM $134.99 after $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131851



if you want cheaper alternatives that use 990x chipset (8x/8x)
just in case you aren't using top of the line cards.


ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0, 990X chipset, digi 6+2 VRM $109.99 after $20 rebate
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76030&vpn=M5A99X%20EVO%20R2%2E0&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1379

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ (990X chipset), 4+1 VRM $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280


but I would grab the Crosshair Formula-Z for $217 and give my tested m5a97 evo to the wife.thumb.gif
Edited by Heuchler - 4/4/13 at 8:59am
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Haha u know I thought about doing that but then I felt bad giving them like handdowns u know? That crosshair is sooooo tempting dammit! I don't know what to do now lol-Choices choices whats a man to do?! ......................biggrin.gif
     
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Shop around I have seen that board for less. It does seem to be a really popular board.
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Id rather pay a little more at microcenter and have a piece of mind if it dosent work I can walk around the block and exchange it for another one. I will never order a mobo from new egg 4 example u read all these horror stories online forget that! lol
     
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problem with Micro Center is they always give $40 off if you buy cpu and motherboard combos.
Really hard not to buy both. Newegg customer service is really bad nowadays. Also, MC has better cpu prices.

They added the FX-8320 and FX-8350 back to the combo this week (they stopped after they dropped
the price to $140 for the FX-8320).

Micro Center AMD bundle (in-store only deal) FX-6300 $120, FX-8320 $140, FX-8350 $180 - qualify for $40 off combo
http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx

Crosshair V Formula-Z is $200 with the $40 cpu discount

FX-8350 w/ Crosshair V Formula-Z = $380 ($340 w/ FX-8320)
FX-8350 w/ Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 = $324.98 ($284.98 w/ FX-8320)
FX-8320 w/ Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 = $237.98
FX-6300 w/ ASRock 970 Extreme4 = $179.98


Plus they give $5 off 8GB memory discount if you buy motherboard or processor ($10 off 16GB).
They might still have a Samsung SSD discount going on.

Got my Sabertooth 990FX from MC. Not worth dealing with Newegg if you don't have to.


BTW women love old stuff. they have special stores and pay extra for it. even more than it costed when it was new.
the older it is the more they will pay for it. not making this stuff up.
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post #7 of 12
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Oh yeah I agree with u completely- I got 1 of my gpus from new egg but decided ill stick with main components with micro center because its so close to my house....Ah women are like a different species if u ask me not that we are any better either lol..... Joke biggrin.gif
     
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I loved my gigabyte 990fxud3, just sold it in a build a few days ago and got a good deal on a sabertooth board here on ocn. check amazon I think they have the board for about ~$130
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U had that same gigabyte ud3 board??? How many video cards or gpus can u run on that bad boy? I really like it plus the fact that its all black will make things easier for me matching components. Thank u for that
     
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I ran crossfired 7770s on it with no problems whatsoever. It is a good solid budget board with many great features! I absolutely loved it. I would still be running it but my brother wanted me to build him a computer and I offered to sell him that one for $100, just enough to cover the cost of a sabertooth board that was for sale here on OCN
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