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    Asus Sabertooth 990FX
  • 100% (1)
    Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
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post #1 of 10
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I would really like to get a max overclock with my FX-6300 and i know the board i have now is my brick wall. I am stuck between the Sabertooth and the Crosshair. I like the Crosshair because it matches the color scheme of my system (red,black) but its pretty spendy and i probably wont use all the features. The Sabertooth looks nice and i like the Thermal monitoring technology built into the board. I wont be doing multi GPU so any SLI/Crossfire technology is not needed. Is the Crosshair worth the extra $45 for the features it has?

I need your help deciding the best board for me all I'm looking for is performance/overclockability

http://www.asus.com/Compare/
post #2 of 10
Does it have to be Asus?
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post #3 of 10
If it has to be Asus then only the Sabertooth and the Crosshair are safe and do not throttle (the vrm still needs proper air flow).

Gigabyte also has the 970A UD3P and the 990FXA UD3 rev4, UD5 rev3 and UD7 rev3 that are also OK.

The only relatively safe MSI is the 990FXA-GD80 (the GD65 can usually keep up, but isn't really safe when near its limit).

Asrock has a couple of presumably safe boards too, with the Fatality 990FX being the better of the lot, but considering their unstable quality lifts and drops I do not trust anything coming from them.
post #4 of 10
Cannot go wrong with CHV wubsmiley.gif
You cannot have mine tongue.gif
 
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post #5 of 10
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It doesnt have to be Asus but i prefer Asus over other boards
post #6 of 10
..Really no other options for AMD besides Asus..well..2nd up is Biostar..then Giga..
 
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post #7 of 10
If you aren't doing SLI/Crossfire why not the M5A97 PRO/EVO. Or if so why not M5A99FX PRO?

Unless the blue scheme puts you off tongue.gif (puts me off!).

Otherwise Formula definitely.


But yes, Gigabyte do some good boards. I can +1 for the UD3P as I have it smile.gif and it's solid.
post #8 of 10
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Or if so why not M5A99FX PRO?
Yeah, or better yet the M5A99X EVO R2.0, about the cheapest 990 board going right now. A few days ago it was $104 after rebate from newegg. It only has 8X8 for sli/crossfire, but 16X for single gpu use, plus nice features and the 3 year warranty.
And the blue looks good to me, sure beats camouflage brown and black colors heh. (unless maybe for a Wolfenstein BF3/BF4 etc type case)
Edited by cpmee - 4/20/14 at 11:35am
    
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

..Really no other options for AMD besides Asus..well..2nd up is Biostar..then Giga..


If you are going to go for 100% loads at very high clocks for extended periods of time, the CHV-Z is hard to beat. It's excellent power delivery system , LLC , voltage and thermal protections make it a great choice in that situation. For memory oveclocking , the CHV-Z also has features that are also top notch.

That said, I have 3 different Vishera 8 cores, all of them clocked higher on water cooling with the MSI 990FX -GD-80 than on either of my 2 CHV-Z's. It's my favorite, but it's not for the novice overclocker.
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by cpmee View Post

Yeah, or better yet the M5A99X EVO R2.0, about the cheapest 990 board going right now. A few days ago it was $104 after rebate from newegg. It only has 8X8 for sli/crossfire, but 16X for single gpu use, plus nice features and the 3 year warranty.
And the blue looks good to me, sure beats camouflage brown and black colors heh. (unless maybe for a Wolfenstein BF3/BF4 etc type case)

Ahhh and that. Forgot about that board tongue.gif

The 990X is still a great chipset.


But yes if you don't like the colour op maybe Asrock's Fatal1ty range may suit you. Unless you really need the future expansion of crossfire/SLI
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