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Okay here is the deal...and I will make a long story short...I originally bought an Asus ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0, three RMA's later they Swapped me to the Sabertooth 99FX r 2.0. Onboard audio went out, instead of going through the RMA process yet once again I just bought a SB audio card. Well recently my Onboard NIC went out.

I need (want) to order me a replacement motherboard before I start the RMA Process as my experience is it can takes weeks (lol) and I cannot go that long again without a working PC.. It may or may not become my main motherboard. I need a 2nd motherboard to build another PC anyway.

I am looking at the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+. I have read everything on the motherboard I am looking at I could find...but wanted some opinions or other suggestions.

I am trying to keep this purchase to no more then 130.00 USD. Currently Priced at newegg for 129.99 and I have free shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157479

For me to build the the 2nd PC I will need to eventually buy another CPU whether I stick with the AM3+ or switch to the APU..

Was also looking at some of the AMD APU motherboards and CPU combination but I will not be able to swing that just yet. My thoughts on this was to RMA my Sabertooth and then sell it on Ebay, but in the mean time I need a working computer. So I have some choices to make. The 2nd computer will be used for the same things as the first by another person.

I no longer overclock to such high levels. Now it is just a mild to medium overclock, nothing extreme.

Would the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+ be a decent motherboard. I play online games but nothing too demanding, Neverwinter Online and some Everquest 2.
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post #2 of 5
can you RMA the board for a refund? also try to find a local dealer that will match prices, it will make any more problems like this a lot simpler.
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No I can't get a refund...All I can do is RMA the board back to ASUS in CA, USA. It was a swap for another model that I had to RMA 3 times with ASUS.
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ouch! don't have any exp w/ fatality, I use an msi gd80 myself- had a slight problem with board but it was only minor issue and was able to fix, otherwise a good board for me. kinda sucks that they haven't revamped any of the 990 boards after the FX9xxx series came out.
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Well I pulled the trigger on the ASrock Fatality Killer AMD board. It was on sale for 129.99 from the egg, and I have free shipping. It will be here Monday. I am so not looking forward to the whole RMA process with this sabertooth board. At least this time, though I will have working PC.

I think after the RMA is done, I am just gonna sell the Sabertooth and build me the 2nd PC I need with an AMD APU, the A-10 look pretty good.
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