Originally Posted by HothBase
Hey, Tator. Do you have any experience with the Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
Or do you have any specific AM3 boards to recommend in the $120 range? Thanks
From what I can tell, the Gigabyte 770/790GX/790X/790FX AM3 boards are all cut from the same hunk of gold.
Each just a step down from the top of the line, either by features or options. But from my experience, the AM2+ version of the Gigabyte 770 was a very nice budget overclocking board.
If you have the money, I would look at the Gigabyte 790GPT
as their BIOS have more options, they include the better SB's, and generally have a better ability at overclocking.
The 770T board is nice, but it's a budget overclocker, and IIRC, it lacks a CPU-NB voltage option, so if you were overclocking with your HT bus, you wouldn't be able to pull off high RAM clocks on it. While it is an budget board, in the sub $100, it's an excellent choice.
The Gigabyte 790GPT is a great board, and has a few extra options missing that are included in the 790XT & 790FXT.
And Honestly, on a budget, the 790XT is the best choice, as it has the best BIOS out of all the boards, contains almost all the options of the 790FXT, has the same overclocking ability from experience, and is a good representation of the chipset. (IE 790X = 790FX Lite) And the board has barely any deductions from it's older brother besides some of it's expansion options. And I don't remember if it lets you set the PCIe Wattage like the Gigabyte 790FXT does.
Originally Posted by N2Gaming
The bracket looks pretty good Tator
It is, very basic design, but it works well. If you get some spring screws then you are set. Or if you got the DK, you just need to drill the holes to fit those spring screws.