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Asus vs. GB

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Going to do a bit of a sidegrade here. I'm between two boards:

M5A99X EVO R2.0
GA-990FXA-UD3

Which one would be a better choice?
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That's a tough one, but I'd go for the Gigabyte, assuming it's the latest revision(the older models had some issues). It's well known as one of the best AM3+ boards, and its stable as hell. It also is better suited for multi card setups, if you're into that. I've actually done some builds with this board in the past (all running nice to this day) thumb.gif

Actually seen a guy keep a 8350@5ghz for 24/7 use on one(though I've also seen the Asus run stable with a 9590, so take what you want from that).
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