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you could go with one of the red asrock boards such as the Fatal1ty 990FX Killer or Fatal1ty 970 Performance which also have m.2 slots and would fit your red/black theme

the Asus SaberTooth R2 is a good choice

HI!
Isn´t that boards with problems on the cpu VRM side of things?

The 970 Performance is very snazzy but... it looks very weak on the important cooling / vrn / llc...

Red and Black, only the Expensive Asus Board...

LPC
post #12 of 214
The UD5 has a good reputation. The bios is different, but if you are already used to it you should get along fine with it.

I own both the GD80 and the Sabertooth. They are both solid boards that will not let you down.

The GD80 comes with a bios that will not allow you to OC until you get old versions of Control Center and Click Bios II. It does not have LLC but runs very cool and is limited by cooling only. I am currently running an 8370 @ 4.9 ghz on air.

The Sabertooth has the best VRMs and LLC and a very detailed bios, but runs hot. It will give you the highest OC if you can keep it cool.

If you don't like the color of any of these boards a can of spray paint is cheap.
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The UD5 has a good reputation. The bios is different, but if you are already used to it you should get along fine with it.

I own both the GD80 and the Sabertooth. They are both solid boards that will not let you down.

The GD80 comes with a bios that will not allow you to OC until you get old versions of Control Center and Click Bios II. It does not have LLC but runs very cool and is limited by cooling only. I am currently running an 8370 @ 4.9 ghz on air.

The Sabertooth has the best VRMs and LLC and a very detailed bios, but runs hot. It will give you the highest OC if you can keep it cool.

If you don't like the color of any of these boards a can of spray paint is cheap.

If you where to purchase any one of them witch one of it would it be?

I can add some fans to the VRM on the Saberthooth if the problem is there...

Best Regards,

LPC
post #14 of 214
Hmm. Whichever one is on sale. biggrin.gif

If you don't have a problem adding fans the Sabertooth will give the highest ultimate OC. I'm using the GD80 because it runs cooler and feels snappier.
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Hmm. Whichever one is on sale. biggrin.gif

If you don't have a problem adding fans the Sabertooth will give the highest ultimate OC. I'm using the GD80 because it runs cooler and feels snappier.

How so?
Snappier how?

I can get these boards for the following prices:


ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - 178.40 €

MSI 990FXA-GD80 - 147.60 €

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 - 161.09 € (Its the Non R5 version).

Also there is the:

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Rev: 4.0/4.1

Best Regards,

LPC
post #16 of 214
UD5 - top notch.

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post #17 of 214
It feels faster in that it seems programs load a bit faster and the mouse is more responsive. The GD80 just "feels" fast. Because it can be hard to get the good old software for it I am actually a little reluctant to recommend the GD80. Without it, it is hard to get much more than stock clocks out of it. The last time I posted links to CC and CBII on this site my Dropbox crashed and stayed down for 3 months. If you decide to get the GD80 let me know.
Then a lot of people don't like vdroop. This screenie shows my current setup and shows both vdrop and vdroop well.



Then there is support. MSI is by far the best there with Gigabyte being a little better than ASUS. Here, ASUS has a large active community eager to help, Gigabyte has a small community, and MSI has 2 people.
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Isn´t that boards with problems on the cpu VRM side of things?

MSI are known to have dodgy VRM's and issues when overclocking, guess thats the manufacturer you were thinking of...


ASUS on the other hand have the best available for overclocking an AMD CPU, and as a user of a few FX990 boards; I'd recommend the Sabertooth over all others for anyone intending to "fiddle with the settings".
Edited by Ricwin - 3/27/15 at 5:51pm
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post #19 of 214
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It feels faster in that it seems programs load a bit faster and the mouse is more responsive. The GD80 just "feels" fast. Because it can be hard to get the good old software for it I am actually a little reluctant to recommend the GD80. Without it, it is hard to get much more than stock clocks out of it. The last time I posted links to CC and CBII on this site my Dropbox crashed and stayed down for 3 months. If you decide to get the GD80 let me know.
Then a lot of people don't like vdroop. This screenie shows my current setup and shows both vdrop and vdroop well.



Then there is support. MSI is by far the best there with Gigabyte being a little better than ASUS. Here, ASUS has a large active community eager to help, Gigabyte has a small community, and MSI has 2 people.

Hi!
Thanks for your reply!

What About my current board?

GA-990X-UD3 REV 3.0 ?

Its not my favorite color and i did have to find some memory...
But i think the VRM are pretty competent right?

Best Regards,

LPC
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MSI are known to have dodgy VRM's and issues when overclocking, guess thats the manufacturer you were thinking of...


ASUS on the other hand have the best available for overclocking an AMD CPU, and as a user of a few FX990 boards; I'd recommend the Sabertooth over all others for anyone intending to "fiddle with the settings".

I see...

And what about ASROCK?

990fx Killer and 970 Performance?

Best Regards,

LPC
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