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I'm going to switch to one of those new Piledriver CPU's, and I chose the 8350, but now I need a Motherboard, I had in mind

Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z <--- So far I was going to buy this one

Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 (Not the GEN3)

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5

I can't pick one, the Crosshair V has some good features that would work for me, but the other ones have these cooler features such as the Ultra Durable and the CeraM!X, so I don't know which one to pick, on a side note I don't plan to do high OC's, maybe some small ones.
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I had the Sabertooth and can vouch for its strength as an overclocking board. But if you don't plan to OC that high a ROG board has more useful features for gamers. The board doesn't have to work that hard if you aren't overclocking and the ROG is more than prepared for overclocking as well. The CeraM!X isn't as great as you think, my VRMs on my Sabertooth reached 88C when I had my 8350 at 4.8 Ghz with 1.43v. While it is cool to have the supposedly military-like features, they aren't really any better than the ROG board. The ROG is still top dog overclocker and gamer board for ASUS' line of AMD boards and the Sabertooth is the next rung down, it can do everything with ease but doesn't have as many flashy features. In your specific situation, I would buy whatever you can find cheaper, they are both good. The Gigabyte board is also good (less features though), I have a couple of Gigabyte boards that have served me well. Feel free to ask questions specific to the Sabertooth board if you have any. Good luck!
Edited by speedytech7 - 7/25/13 at 1:24pm
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the gigabyte is pretty good. so is the sabertooth. umm... pick which ever is cheapest
 
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They are all nice, but IIRC (at least on 1155), the Sabertooth is ridiculously overpriced, with not near enough features for it's price.

Edit: I saw the sabertooth is not gen 3 and not 990FXA, So I say the ROG or Gigabyte. I own that same ROG, but haven't used it yet. It has amazing aesthetics IMO, and in features is similar to the Gigabyte. Just get one is cheaper, or if you care about looks, what has better asthetics which I think is the ROG, but maybe you just want plain, simple colors which would be the Gigabyte. BUT, Gigabyte has better RMAs (I can't vouch for this, as I have never went through them or Asus, but I have heard it from other people), so I would honestly say get the Gigabyte.
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I'll also prompt you to look at the Gigabyte UD7 and the Asrock Extreme9. Between those, the Crosshair and Sabertooth, you have basically all of the nice AM3+ boards. The MSI GD80 has some issues iirc. All of these can handle everything an 8350 can, so don't worry aboyut OC capability (though that may not be true for the UD5). ASRock has a lot of cool (if perhaps gimmicky) features. Also, look at the PCI-e slot layout if you are running multiple cards and figure out what makes the most sense. I got my ASRock Fatal1ty because the PCI-e x16 slots are spaced appropriately for GPUs with triple slot coolers.
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I would say Asrock Extreme 9, has intel gigabit and strong vrm for overclocking. I would have got that over the CHV but it was not in stock and I didnt want to wait. It is basically the same as Fatality except intel ethernet and extra sata ports. 8 vs 6 on Fatality.
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The CHV and Fatality board are not the same. They are physically and electrically different, which is why the CHV is the board that breaks all world records, not the Fatality.
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I would say to go with the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5. You couldn't go wrong with that motherboard.
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I wonder what he ended up going with. OP let us know, the suspense is killing me!
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