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Originally Posted by Kryton View Post
I was thinking about it based on features and the reviews I've seen on it so far. Normally customer reviews are fairly close to being accurate as I've noted over time.
Still, the Crosshair III looks like the one to go for if I can. I've had nothing but good luck with an Asus so far and that's with every one I've owned to this day (Except for those I purchased dead/for parts - Even then they served their purpose ).
For me the proof would be in the pudd'n " reliability " after running some benches. I like how the MSI board has 4x PCIe x16 slots like my Destroyer mobo which two of the slots can run PCIe x4 . I also like how it has DDR3 RAM support for the AM3 CPU and AM2+ and AM2 cpu and DDR2 support as well. I did not think that was possible.

Edit: I don't know how I keep getting confused about AM3 mobo's I could swear the new egg description stated support for AM2+ & AM2 cpu's but I was wrong.

So I'm still confused because another review claims that the AM3 socket has 941 pins and Most of what I hear is that AM3 cpu's only have 938 pins. I'm wondering what is correct 941 or 938 Hmm. Maybe someday I'll get over all this confusion

MSI 790FX-GD70
  • <LI itxtvisited="1">AMD 790FX/SB750 Chipset
    <LI itxtvisited="1">Supports AMD Socket AM3 (941-pin) Phenom II / Athlon processor
    <LI itxtvisited="1">4 x PCI-E x16 slots support ATI CrossFireX Technology
    <LI itxtvisited="1">Supports four dual-channel DDR3 1333 memory slots up to 16GB
    <LI itxtvisited="1">Utilizes DrMOS chipset
    <LI itxtvisited="1">APS(Active Phase Switching)
    <LI itxtvisited="1">Dual 10/100/1000 Mb/s LAN Ports
    <LI itxtvisited="1">High-quality 7.1-channel audio
    <LI itxtvisited="1">8 SATAII and 1 eSATA hard disk interface, support RAID 0/1/0+1/5
    <LI itxtvisited="1">2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI slots
  • 12 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE1394a
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Originally Posted by Hueristic View Post
OMG we're turning into the Bash Nvidia Thread! My bad.
Sound to me like Nvidia has made it's bed and is now having to sleep in it. I do wish they would come out w/a chipset to support ACC and NB to CPU multipliers. I still have not found out if a 780a or 980a chipset will support an adjustable NB to CPU multi. Does any one know?

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Originally Posted by Karebear Killer View Post
I think theres a lot to read in this thread
I hope you have several months to catch up. j/k This thread moves fast.

Welcome to OCN and the 939 club.

N2G

Edit: Regarding Nvidia, They are like any business, they are looking to not only survive but thrive. Hence the purchase of 3DFX. I had one of those AGP Voodoo 3000 cards. lol
Edited by N2Gaming - 6/29/09 at 6:44am
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OMG we're turning into the Bash Nvidia Thread! My bad.
Nvidia
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I saw that board thinker, only thing I don't like about it 8x/8x.
BlackOmega, that was for Crossfire mode though right? A single video card would run in 16x which is perfect for me. I never really get the motivation to sli/crossfire.

By the way, beautiful HDTach benchmarks. Those are some pretty quick drives. I'm still drooling over Joe's Velociraptors.

Joe, nice pictures of Raivo. My favorite picture is the shot of the drives and sata cables

Speaking of 3dfx, I still have a couple 3000's and the original sli style card that used the dongles hehe

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I'm still drooling over Joe's Velociraptors.

Joe, nice pictures of Raivo. My favorite picture is the shot of the drives and sata cables

Speaking of 3dfx, I still have a couple 3000's and the original sli style card that used the dongles hehe

Good luck guys
I was thinking the same thing when I saw the pictures or the VRap's...

Sweet looking drives and set up tmj...

Personally I have only owned the one voodoo 3000 " goes back to edit previouse post " and have never seen the original SLI cards from 3DFX, It sure would be nice to see one some day " wink wink " just to have some history behind original SLI.
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It sure would be nice to see one some day " wink wink " just to have some history behind original SLI.
N2Gaming, I'll get you a pic tomorrow. I need to go digging through all my old stuff
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N2Gaming, I'll get you a pic tomorrow. I need to go digging through all my old stuff
LOL now worries no hurries.
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BlackOmega, that was for Crossfire mode though right? A single video card would run in 16x which is perfect for me. I never really get the motivation to sli/crossfire.

By the way, beautiful HDTach benchmarks. Those are some pretty quick drives. I'm still drooling over Joe's Velociraptors.
Thanks, I was definitely pleasantly surprised by the numbers. And yeah Joe's raptors are sick fast.

As for the board, yeah I meant in crossfire mode. Since I have 2 4870's now, I'll be looking for a board that supports 16x/16x.
I was actually looking at this DFI LP DK790FXB-M3H5 $139.99, 2 or 3 way crossfire, 16x/16x or 16x/16x/4x. That 3rd slot would serve perfectly for an nvidia card for physx. Don't look at the negative reviews by some people here's a classic one I found on there about this board.
BTW, I believe there is a sale at newegg if you put in promo code mbsale10. 10% off any mobo.


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Ownership: less than 1 day
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6/18/2009 8:46:18 AM

Rating + 1 Maxor SuXor

Pros: rich in features and defects

Cons: rich in defects...
I ordered one of these shortly after it was released and my cpu WOULD NOT MOUNT (x4 940)...so i wasted about an hour with a magnifying glass examining the mounting block and my cpu's pins...tried and tried...and would not mount period. I RMA'd it immediately. New egg was kind enough to cross ship me a replacement of the exact same model overnight (I have been a customer of thiers for over 6 yrs) and i got the new one 48 hours later. I opened it...tried to mount the same cpu, same problem...same examination procedures, and rma'd it in less that 2 hours. DFI has issues with this model. In fairness I have used over a hundred dfi boards and loved them and their rock solid stability and overclocking features as i am a custom high performance pc builder....however this baby needs shot.
I opted to order the new ASUS Crosshair III Board that was released on may 29 of 2009...not to mention its broken all overclocking world records so im excited to play with IT !!!!!!!

Other Thoughts: all and all you are hard pressed to beat a DFI motherboard if you know what your doing. If you don't know what your doing...stay away from it...they are all very finicky and particular much like... like a high maintainance women....if ya cant handle them...they will drive ya nuts but the performance is worth it ASUS is a good choice for noobs, and so is Foxconn actually.
Tech level high huh? Sure it is
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I wanna see Joe's numbers!.....sigh, I can't keep up with this thread lol. Can one of my fellow 939'ers point to Joe's Raptor benchies?
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and a Woot! Oh teach me wise master on to teh raid

seriously, My garnishment is finished guys! now I can plan and build a new rig and plan on buying a 2 raptors for it. Is it possible to have 150Gbx2 raptors in raid 0 "I think that is correct" and still use my Seagate 250Gb as storage?

and I'll be running 4890's in crossfire I'm hoping for better folding in the ATI department.
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