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Thinking about getting a new mobo. I have a 1090t. I'm thinking about getting a biostar ,http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341. There is the link. It's a budget mobo but seems to get ok reviews. I might go Intel next build depending on how amd looks next chip release. I feel like that board well allow me to overclock my current chip and be a cheaper upgrade instead of buying a sabertooth or a different board in that price range. Anybody agree or have a different idea of what i could do?
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The board is great. Only bad things are if you're running dual GPUs the PCI-E slots are too close for comfort, and only having 5 SATA may be a drawback. Other than that a very solid board at a good price.
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I had that board in my first rig I built. It's in my sig. I was actually very happy with it. He's right the pci-e slots are close together but, they are full x16 slots for dual xfire.
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The board is good for the price, but for not too much more I would recommend the gigabyte 990FXa Ud3 over this, unless you are really strapped on cash I would really recommend the UD3, which is an excellent board, the only reason that I would recommend you to steer clear from this is the fact that this has a bios comparable to horse poo.
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Cool . Ty for the info guys. Ive looked at the gigabyte board and like it. This may be dumb but the reason i don't like it is because the heat sinks dont look at beefy to me. The primary reason i want to get a new board is so i can put water cooling system on it like a corsair and overclock it to 4.0+ghz. If the ud3 is a good overclocker im in.
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The board is good for the price, but for not too much more I would recommend the gigabyte 990FXa Ud3 over this, unless you are really strapped on cash I would really recommend the UD3, which is an excellent board, the only reason that I would recommend you to steer clear from this is the fact that this has a bios comparable to horse poo.

He's right. I switched away from it because when I came to forums like this for advice there was not alot of support for it. Biostar's tech support wasn't great either. Boards from Gigabyte and Asus have a much larger base here on OCN and will prove to be invaluable when trying to troubleshoot.
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also if xfire is of no interest to you the 970 ud3 should be considered.
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What you think of ud5? I've heard people mentioning v droop or vram droop. Or something. Price isn't a huge thing. I just know that I'm going to want a new chip at some point and i have enough parts to build another rig so with new chip I'd buy a new board. If that makes since. Plan for extra rig is to get another msi 6950 and go duel gpu. The board i buy now would be replaced by a cpu and mobo combo then go into my old case. Combo being me buying cpu and mobo at same time. Not really buying a packaged deal.
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The board is great. Only bad things are if you're running dual GPUs the PCI-E slots are too close for comfort, and only having 5 SATA may be a drawback. Other than that a very solid board at a good price.

I just got this board, ill post some results
Edited by Noctizzle - 5/15/13 at 1:39am
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