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Ok so after researching thoroughly for a good and not so expensive board for a FX-8320 upgrade It looks like I might have find it.. I've read on another forum I should avoid MSI because they had problems with their previous boards..

Also I've read the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 had troubles too (some even said it can catch fire ugh) supposedly fixed On the Rev. 4 of this boad but I don't live in the US and I can't find it here.

The cheap Asrock boards doesn't have 8 phases. so I'm not considering em.

And I read the asus ones can have troubles too.. so for now I'm considering this board, what you all think ?? also it's got windows 8 support.

I just dont want my board to catch fire.. and work and overclock decently if possible !

So anything else I should know about this board before buying ?? does it support the Fx-8320 well ?(I mean I know it supports it, it's on their website but in reality ? Lol)

Umm also would I need to update the BIOS for it to support the 8 core ?? would I need a CPU in the mobo in order to update/access the BIOS or it works anyway ??


Thanks for the help people smile.gif
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Yes you need a CPU .
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Mmh ok, so anyone know if this board supports the FX-8320 right out of the box ?? (http://www.prodimex.ch/pInfos.aspx?CODE=C23F10)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1311222/the-difference-between-msi-990fxa-gd65-gd65v2

DAMN apparently I would need the V2 which is also gonna be hard to find here.. stupid euro/swiss always late on product.. lol this board is 2011 what a joke, it's like they have only the fail boards here they must have buy for cheaper or who knows :/.

Ok so I just read some reviews on a online store website and it seems very disapointing, maybe some isolated cases BUT, some guy say his HD5870 wasn't recognise um.. that's the card I currently have so..

Also some guy said he had random reboots, like woow.. maybe he didn't mounted properly but this sounds scary.

Why does AMD make decent CPU's when the motherboard manufacturers make CRAPPY not working motherboards that can't follow most of the time.

Getting fed up I might probably just save 100 bucks more and go with a 4670k after all mad.gif
Edited by StrongForce - 1/11/14 at 9:49am
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I've been reading reviews and the V1 had problems but the V2 seems to be ok. But it also seems to be discontinued now.

The V2 does seems to handle moderate overclocks ok but a stronger board would be better. It's too bad you don't seem to have many choices.
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Regarding the GA-990FXA-UD3, that is a great board, the earlier revisions just had no so great vrm heatsinks(good enough though). Noobs with the boards would not get any airflow over them and they would heat up and give way. If you do go with that board, of course going for the latest revision is great, but an earlier revision won't blow up on you, long as you get decent airflow over those vrm's thumb.gif

It looks like that board took a small price hike with the new revision...
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Oh and for MSI AMD boards, MSI had trouble with the 760g and 880g boards, but their 990fx boards are great thumb.gif

The 990FXA-GD65 is a great and very popular board, it should easily handle a 8320 biggrin.gif
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Uh no. The UD3 is a poor design. Mine was at its limit with an 8350 @ 4.5ghz when the bios "forgot" to rev up the fans under load. The cpu went over 80C and the VRMs got so hot they warped the board.

You can see in this review that it runs hotter than the other boards. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/990fx-motherboard-review-amd-fx,3464.html
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Uh no. The UD3 is a poor design. Mine was at its limit with an 8350 @ 4.5ghz when the bios "forgot" to rev up the fans under load. The cpu went over 80C and the VRMs got so hot they warped the board.

You can see in this review that it runs hotter than the other boards. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/990fx-motherboard-review-amd-fx,3464.html

As I said, the early revisions had poor vrm's. With great airflow over them they still are enough, I've seen someone use a 8350 at 5ghz on one of those earlier revisions as a daily driver(he had to ghetto mod a 80mm fan over the vrms though lol)
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Oh yea, the Asus is tempting for a few bucks more than the UD3.

And yea airflow over it.. I had to do this with my current board to keep the NB at cool temp, but the VRM's is the heatsink between the CPU and the plugs right ?? which makes it kinda hard to have good airflower on.. I got a Noctua D14 Will be hard to put airflow under this monster (unless some luck and the fan actually airflows it ) , also is there even a temperature sensor in it..

Still good to know I thought it was a board problem not that it was simple overheat due to overclocking..

The Asrock extreme9 is epic too I can't believe this board once was 160$ .. it's now at 240$ in my local store no joke !


Also I could just go x6300.. asrock extreme 3 for 200 bucks and not overclock.. and save for graphic card/. then I wonder If I would get bottleneck in BF4 ..probably according to the small research I did.. it's also why I wanted the 8320 ! plus with mantle on the way.. even more optimizing coming (let's hope at least uuh. maybe I wait a few weeks to see the benchmarks and see the scaling between 6 and 8 cores.
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I mainly take issue with you calling the UD3 a "great" board as I rate it alongside the MSI 970A GD45, which is infamous for catching on fire. Some people get lucky but most don't with that board. In the Gigabyte thread yesterday someone posted pics of his burned UD3. It just never stops.

With mine I did not do the fan over the VRMs. I replaced the VRM heat sink with a Thermalright HR-09U which is a heat piped high rise heat sink that sticks up well into the air stream in front of the exhaust fan. It made a 5-6C difference in when it throttled.



StrongForce: You might consider removing the I/O panel from the rear of your case. I did and am surprised by how much air flows through there now.
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