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Hi all. I'm a not soo long member of ocn and been lurking for a while. Has you can see in my sig my rig need an update soon. I'm thinking that for upgrading to meaby a fx-6300 soon or meaby a fx-4350. But I'm still unsure wich mobo to go wich. I would like to keep in a blue theme. I've had my eye on the M5A99fx for a while now but I'd figure I'd ask the mobo experts what they think. Is it a mobo you would recommend. Or what other would you recommend in a similar price range. I want a mobo that can handle decent oc. Thanks in advance for your help.



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Awesome board i currently have one ah im on it currently lol thumb.gif i did not overclock but i read a lot of good thing with 8350 at 5.0ghz smile.gif


and for cpu get the 6300 the quad core is not worth it.

I have the 6300 and i run all my game maxed out bf3 bf4 etc smile.gif
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awesome , thanks a lot for the tips . 6300 it is then loll
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awesome , thanks a lot for the tips . 6300 it is then loll

I have that board and my FX 8350 is running 4.6GHz stable on an h80i and stays nice and cool. The VRMs are heatsinked, so that means you don't have to worry about your stock chip setting your board on fire!

It's a great board, definitely worth getting. The next step up from the M5A99FX Pro would be the Sabertooth in ASUS's offerings. You could always get similar Gigabyte boards.

The main difference between those boards are the power phasings. Gigabyte's higher end boards have true 8+2 power phasing whereas the ASUS boards have the 6+2+2 Digi+ Power phasings. You don't want anything under a 6+2 power phasing for overclocks as it may cause instability and other various issues.

Either way, can't go wrong with the M5A99FX Pro Rev. 2.0 board.
Edited by Terrere - 10/29/13 at 8:49pm
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ah ok so the m5a99fx isn't a true 8+2 . its good to know im looking for something that will last and reliable with overclocks . for the same price I can get the GA-990FXA-UD3 with a 8+2 .should I go with the gigabyte. last thing I want is to blow a mosfet because of ocs and temps
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or would you recommend an paying an extra 15$ for GA-990FXA-UD5
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ah ok so the m5a99fx isn't a true 8+2 . its good to know im looking for something that will last and reliable with overclocks . for the same price I can get the GA-990FXA-UD3 with a 8+2 .should I go with the gigabyte. last thing I want is to blow a mosfet because of ocs and temps

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or would you recommend an paying an extra 15$ for GA-990FXA-UD5

If you're looking for a really good overclock, the Sabertooth is the ASUS to look at. The M5A99FX Pro R2.0 is for moderate overclocks, not extreme overclocks. The 6+2+2 DIGI+ is the a full Digital phasing VRM which makes it equal to the 8+2 non-digital VRMs. It's basically the same VRM that's in the Crosshair-V, just a few less phases. The reason why the M5A99FX Pro isn't great for extreme overclocks is the design of the board is not made to stand up to the higher overclocks like the top tier boards. I don't feel that you will blow a MOSFET on this board very easily and my temp are always reasonable.

Same thing with the UD5 board. Gigabyte makes really good boards (as does ASUS) and the similarly priced boards are going to perform similarly. It all comes down to personal preference. I chose ASUS because I've never had an issue with them, but I also leaned heavily to the ASRock Extreme 4 and the Gigabyte UD3/5 for the similar features and quality.

You can hedge and fret about this choice all day long, but I suggest picking up a Sabertooth or Gigabyte UD5/UD7 (don't know which one is actually the Sabertooth equivalent) and be absolutely ecstatic at the end of the day if you're worried about overclocking issues. It's powerful and the ceramic coating looks nice. If that's a bit out of what you want to spend, you will be happy with either the UD5 of the M5A99FX in my opinion.

EDIT: Also, the UD3's have been known to have issues. I think the Rev. 4 versions have this fixed, but it's definitely something to watch for.
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Not going to tell you which MOBO to get but, when you do pick one,
look for a bundle for MOBO/CPU combo deal.. I saved $100 buying it as a bundle package Fx 8350 / M5A99FX Pro R2.0
still waiting to save up for the OS... hope to have it up and running next week.
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Not going to tell you which MOBO to get but, when you do pick one,
look for a bundle for MOBO/CPU combo deal.. I saved $100 buying it as a bundle package Fx 8350 / M5A99FX Pro R2.0
still waiting to save up for the OS... hope to have it up and running next week.

^This. If you can find a good deal on a chip and motherboard then that would be great. You can see some combo deals from Newegg in PCPartpicker.com.
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Just get the Asus m5a99fx... It an fx 6300 not an 8350 so power consumption is lower... Uh cmon guy he can get the 250$ asus board too.... tongue.gif


Just seen one with 1.488 volt at 5.06 ghz an fx 8350 on this board.... thumb.gif


And 2 first he need water cooling to get to 5 ghz... devil.gif
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