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I have never even considered buying an ASrock board. Seen enough bad reviews online to rule them out without ever using one myself.

Also, 990 chipset or nothing. Dont bother with 970, too many limitations no matter which manufacturer you go with.
Edited by Ricwin - 3/27/15 at 6:20pm
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AM3+ = Gigabyte/Asus.

Asrock / MSI made too many mistakes regarding this platform, although, both brands make top notch Intel boards.

UD7-Crosshair-UD5-Sabertooth-99fxa UD3-M5A99X-970 UD3P - that´s the safest way to go.

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5 Ghz?

Sabretooth or Crosshair V. Don't go any lower. Saberkitty, decent cooling, and an EVGA PSU and you're golden assuming your CPU is a good bin.
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5 Ghz?

Sabretooth or Crosshair V. Don't go any lower. Saberkitty, decent cooling, and an EVGA PSU and you're golden assuming your CPU is a good bin.

EVGA?Seasonic is always the way to go.

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5 Ghz?

Sabretooth or Crosshair V. Don't go any lower. Saberkitty, decent cooling, and an EVGA PSU and you're golden assuming your CPU is a good bin.

^, at least for the motherboards. You are literally buying highest end AMD. You cannot cut out on your chipset at this stage or you will be wasting money, hands down.
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5 Ghz?

Sabretooth or Crosshair V. Don't go any lower. Saberkitty, decent cooling, and an EVGA PSU and you're golden assuming your CPU is a good bin.

SaberKitty?

What is that?

UD5 doesn´t share the same VRM design of the UD7?

In the past i got one UD7 + 8350 = 5GB it was a beast...

Best Regards,

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SaberKitty?

What is that?

UD5 doesn´t share the same VRM design of the UD7?

In the past i got one UD7 + 8350 = 5GB it was a beast...

Best Regards,

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Another name to Sabertooth.

Yes, it does.

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post #28 of 214
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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".

Most MSI boards do have weak VRMs the GD80 actually has good ones plus the best cooling of any board. Look at that screenie again and you will see that the VRMs are running at 34C with no extra fans ghetto rigged onto them.

I started with a UD3 and while the VRMs themselves are good they had no cooling and limited me to 4.5 ghz plus a warped board. Buy one of the three you have already chosen as they will give you the most bang for your buck.

Meself, I got the highest OC with the Sabertooth 4.823 ghz VS 4.794 ghz for the GD80. I don't know where the UD5 would fit in. 4.81? That was with a 2 year old heavily abused 8350 on air.
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post #29 of 214
UD5 would sit at the same level as UD7 (exact same vrm, but lower cooling capacity) , pretty much the best AM3+ board on pair with Crosshair.

I would say, get the cheapest between UD5/Saby.

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post #30 of 214
With VRM's its not just about the temp they reach, but the quality of the components, stability of the power they control and the number of power phase offered.
MSI just cannot cope with it as its not a feature they have ever considered important enough. 4 + 1 phase is just plain garbage compared to like everything else out there. Budget Asus 970 boards have 4 + 1 supplied with superior components.
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