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I noticed on some memory kits that have 4 sticks are listed as quad channel kits, so are there quad channel amd motherboards?

I'm sure there are. But while dual-channel is much better than single-channel, quad-channel shows no benefit over dual-channel.
    
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I am looking at this board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877


I am almost positive that it would be compatible with my phenom, but I am making sure.
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I am looking at this board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877


I am almost positive that it would be compatible with my phenom, but I am making sure.

that is nice and, yes, it will accept your phenom. question is . . will it let you upgrade to steamroller?
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Does anyone know if the sabertooth motherboard is compatible with the steamroller or do I have to upgrade again?
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Does anyone know if the sabertooth motherboard is compatible with the steamroller or do I have to upgrade again?

No, you will have to get an AM3+ board. A Sabertooth or Crossair V would be my best guess for handling the Steamroller, others may work with it but I would at least have a pro board for the new chip series.
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Go to Microcenter (there is on on Elston in Chicago (near me) and I think one in the suburbs as well. They do processor/board deals that cannot be beat. Get a Sabertooth v.3 ($180) & 8350 or an ASRock 990fx Extreme 4 ($140).

I have been wanting a new motherboard for some time. I have an FX-8150 with a Gigabyte 970. If you go Gigabyte, then do the UD5 or UD7. Personally, I think the ASRock 990fx v.4 is amazing for the price. The only better choice is the latest Sabertooth or the ROG boards. The latter are expensive (even for AMD).
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Go to Microcenter (there is on on Elston in Chicago (near me) and I think one in the suburbs as well. They do processor/board deals that cannot be beat. Get a Sabertooth v.3 ($180) & 8350 or an ASRock 990fx Extreme 4 ($140).

I have been wanting a new motherboard for some time. I have an FX-8150 with a Gigabyte 970. If you go Gigabyte, then do the UD5 or UD7. Personally, I think the ASRock 990fx v.4 is amazing for the price. The only better choice is the latest Sabertooth or the ROG boards. The latter are expensive (even for AMD).

ROG boards?

I would like my next motherboard to be able to handle both the fx and the steamroller. I don't want to buy a motherboard and have to upgrade again for quite a while.
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that 990fx sabertooth r2.0 will work with piledriver and steamroller. just a bios flash and your done. its am3+ 990fx chipset.
 
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The sabertooth 990fx r2 is an excellent board. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the options it has and it has performed flawlessly. There should be no issue with steamroller compatibility.
   
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Ok. Thanks all.
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