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My Next Board?

Poll Results: The Better Board?

 
  • 33% (1)
    GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5
  • 33% (1)
    ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
  • 33% (1)
    ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
3 Total Votes  
post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
I'm having a hard time deciding on a motherboard for my new build. I like both Asus and Gigabyte and I'm sure either would do the job very well. Going to pair it with either a FX-6300, 8320 or 8350 that I'll decide on later.
It will be used for gaming, photoshop and maybe some light video editing and a everyday rig. I'll be dropping it into the rig below and on the water loops listed.

I have read through a lot of threads here about these board and still finding it hard to decide.

Thanks
Edited by By-Tor - 7/27/13 at 11:20pm
GrandPa's Gamer
(16 items)
 
Mini -ITX build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k @ 5.0ghz Asus Maximus 7 Hero PowerColor R9 290X LCS w/Factory EK Waterblock 16gb of G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb, 840 EVO 250gb, 840 Pro 1... 1 TB something.. Asus CD/DVD Drive Custom Water Loop cooling CPU and GPU 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Asus 24" VG248QE 144hz, Asus 24" VE247H Razer Blackwidow Ultimate XFX Pro Black 850w PSU 
CaseMouseAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Primo Black/Red Razer DeathAdder Turtle Beach PX21 headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel g3258 @ 4.2ghz  Asrock B85M-ITX XFX R7 250 4gb PNY 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840, 120gb SSD Samsung USB drive stock Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer CM Storm Devastator 300 watt COOLER MASTER Elite 110 
MouseAudio
CM Storm Devastator Onboard 
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GrandPa's Gamer
(16 items)
 
Mini -ITX build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k @ 5.0ghz Asus Maximus 7 Hero PowerColor R9 290X LCS w/Factory EK Waterblock 16gb of G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb, 840 EVO 250gb, 840 Pro 1... 1 TB something.. Asus CD/DVD Drive Custom Water Loop cooling CPU and GPU 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Asus 24" VG248QE 144hz, Asus 24" VE247H Razer Blackwidow Ultimate XFX Pro Black 850w PSU 
CaseMouseAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Primo Black/Red Razer DeathAdder Turtle Beach PX21 headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel g3258 @ 4.2ghz  Asrock B85M-ITX XFX R7 250 4gb PNY 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840, 120gb SSD Samsung USB drive stock Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer CM Storm Devastator 300 watt COOLER MASTER Elite 110 
MouseAudio
CM Storm Devastator Onboard 
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post #2 of 2
UD5... BUT!

Only if it is revision 1.1. 1.0 has no LLC, and 3.0 is Giga's first attempt at UEFI for AMD, and they sorta didn't do a great job. If you're buying it in person, the label should have the revision number on it.

If you can't get a Rev 1.1 or can't find out the revision number, then get the Sabertooth.
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Forge-LT
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4720HQ UX501JW-UB71T GTX 960m 16GB 1600 9-9-9-27 
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512GB PCI-e SSD Windows 10 Pro 4k IPS 
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512GB PCI-e SSD Windows 10 Pro 4k IPS 
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