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post #11 of 22
The Gigabyte UD3 can not handle the 8XXX series cpu and will burn out. That goes for all of the cheapest AM3+ boards. I own a warped and wounded UD3 and am looking for a better board that will survive what that beast throws at it. Get a UD5 or equivalent.
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Sabertooth, I have the 2.0 revision, But i love these boards.
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post #13 of 22
Sabertooth all the way.

Have had both. There's another thread further down the page where i've written quite a bit and i'll not bother repeating it here.
post #14 of 22
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i wanted to thank yall for your support +rep to everyone who contributed. I went ahead and bought the Sabertooth. (i was always an asus fan at heart ever since i built my first computer) the only thing i will miss from my gigabyte is how easy if ound it to overclock on this board (used to the MIT) and finally the dashing good looks. ALl black. espcially my case and fans(black/white fans all around) will be missed. but asus is down the road from me so if it ever breaks biggrin.gif

edit: another reason why i decided to get the sabertooth was cause its more future friendly with rumors that am3+ is good 2 go for another round of cpus, so 990FX should support the new cpus, and going intel now would be a dead socket (cause i could have sold my mobo + cpu for 250 and gotten an ivy bridge for around $70 more but i also didnt wanna spend the money tongue.gif
post #15 of 22
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cant i disable the fan thing? that was annoying when i had an Athlon II x3 back int he day ... since i have a phantom i prefer to use the phantom fan controller biggrin.gif

You can use a pigtail fan connector that lets you use your phantom with a 2nd wire & plug to plug into the CPU fan header, it uses just the yellow wire for RPM ( I add the black for a proper ground for correct readings). As long as the mobo sees the RPM it is happy even though you control the speed via the phantom. I make my own but you can purchase them and some fan controllers come with one.
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You can use a pigtail fan connector that lets you use your phantom with a 2nd wire & plug to plug into the CPU fan header, it uses just the yellow wire for RPM ( I add the black for a proper ground for correct readings). As long as the mobo sees the RPM it is happy even though you control the speed via the phantom. I make my own but you can purchase them and some fan controllers come with one.

thanks but cant i just go into bios settings and ignore cpu fan warning or something?
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thanks but cant i just go into bios settings and ignore cpu fan warning or something?

Not to my knowledge, no. The CPU fan in particular is of major import, so most water coolers include the jumper, in similar fashion, with the pump so the pump speed is seen as fan RPMs. The CPU should be safe if the "fan" is running or the pump is moving water so the CPU won't be likely to overheat.
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As an owner of a UD3, I'm going to say the Sabertooth is the better choice. I think you will be happy.
    
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Sabertooth;Asus/Biostar for AMD.
 
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post #20 of 22
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my reasoning behind the fan thing is less cables, i do very good cable managment on my pc so i dont like cables hanging out and about. Well see what happens when i get the mobo (tomorrow hopefully) then sunday im going to be taking everything out and rebuilding it biggrin.gif i dont think i got a jump or any of that sort but i do have extesion cables (as i got a new replacement fan controller from NZXT as my old one had 2 dead leds) also worst case scenerio? i hook it up to the motherboard tongue.gif and try to hide my cables as much as possible ps i am using the RS240 Kit from XSPC (bought it off dazmode from toronto, on) and using in push/pull
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