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my i7 just blew up , and i always wanted to go amd , so here i am , going amd tongue.gif , so im looking for the better mobo to go with a fx8350.

i live in a country where not everything exist tongue.gif so i have like 2 options between those 2 boards , please tell my why one is better than the other.
they are both at the same price , so price isnt a problem , and i wont be overclocking on any of them for now.

1-GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
2-ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0

Edit: looking at the specs they both are the same :/ more pci-e x16 slots on the Gigabyte thats all .. and the Gigabyte looks cooler tongue.gif

Thx alot guys.
Edited by Tarex - 5/29/13 at 9:31am
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Both are great companies both have great RMA, but ASUS is more popular and seems to make better quality boards.
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I would say the gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 would be my choice.
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I own a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 and an FX8350 and that motherboard can not handle it. It has overheated and warped, which makes it overheat more. Plus the bios has gone goofy on it.
You have a good CPU, get a good motherboard.
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I have Gigabyte, rock solid. I previously bought an Asus but had to RMA it twice. Eventually I caved and bought this Gigabyte, no problems since.
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You have a 970. Apples and oranges.
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I own a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 and an FX8350 and that motherboard can not handle it. It has overheated and warped, which makes it overheat more. Plus the bios has gone goofy on it.
You have a good CPU, get a good motherboard.

define a good motherboard ? you mean like a sabertooth or a crosshair v formula ? sabertooth is not available in my country and the crosshair v formula is a bit too expensive for my budget.

EDIT : as i was just reading the reviews of people who actually bought the gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 , wow , non seems satisfied with what they got north bridge overheats , umm some even fried thier motherboard in a 4-5 days period , thats not cool , asus reviews are better.
Edited by Tarex - 5/30/13 at 3:53am
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Gigabyte has better RMA.. Asus' RMA suck in Europe.. Don't know about the states rolleyes.gif
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Define a better motherboard? I'm not sure I can. I know my UD3 rev3 is warped and the bios is bad. Those who have moved on from the UD3 say the UD5 is ok as well as the more expensive ASUS boards. I am looking at replacing it with one of these three:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157266
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130649

I am exchanging emails with Gigabyte now, but do not expect this to end well.
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Gigabyte has better RMA.. Asus' RMA suck in Europe.. Don't know about the states rolleyes.gif

im not worried abt rma, im buying from a rl shop(if the mobo is bad i can replace it the next day) , cause shopping online costs a fortune to ship to my country since all shops are located in europe and the us , i live in the middle east btw tongue.gif, thats why i have limited options , due to the fact that amd is not that popular here.. what im worried about , which one will last more after the warranty goes poof , and you only get 1 year warranty here on pc parts , so im looking for the "last board standing" tongue.gif

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Define a better motherboard? I'm not sure I can. I know my UD3 rev3 is warped and the bios is bad. Those who have moved on from the UD3 say the UD5 is ok as well as the more expensive ASUS boards. I am looking at replacing it with one of these three:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157266
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130649

I am exchanging emails with Gigabyte now, but do not expect this to end well.
well i read about the ud5 , same problem as the ud3 , alotta negative reviews , why didnt u consider an ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 in your list ? , i mean from what i read people who purchased it are satisfied with what they got.
and im sorry about your problems with gigabyte , hope it all goes well smile.gif
Edit : umm, sorry didnt notice you are in crossfire , so you need a fx990 not a x990, my bad.
Edited by Tarex - 5/30/13 at 8:40am
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