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Hey everybody. I'm tired of being an Intellar, and i'm thinking about going phenom+790FX. Problem is though, I don't have any clue whatsoever when it comes to AMD motherboards.

What's the best 790FX a man can buy?

Also, what is this SB750 that i have heard about? I know it's a south bridge with extra win, so should i wait for it's release, or just buy a new mobo now?

Oh yeah, and stay away intellars, I do this for my own reasons, so don't tell me to stick with what i've got.
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The DFI 790FX-M2R. The new chipsets with the sb750 aren't out yet.
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The DFI 790FX-M2R. The new chipsets with the sb750 aren't out yet.
Kewl, thanks. I'm willing to wait a while if it makes for a better rig. Should i wait until the chipsets with the SB750 are out, or does it not really matter?
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One question: Why? Are you bored? (okay 2 qs lol)
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One question: Why? Are you bored? (okay 2 qs lol)
You hit the nail on the head. I'm just kinda tired of my rig right now... I mean yeah it's fast and all, but there isn't much left to tweak.

Besides, I've always had a thing for those 790FX boards.
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post #6 of 16
well you can't go wrong with 790fx
wo will be the lucky cpu?
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well you can't go wrong with 790fx
wo will be the lucky cpu?
Definitely a 9850 BE.
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post #8 of 16
Ive heard some great things about the 790FX-DS5 from gigabyte. I was going to get myself one before i found a deal on the 790x :S. Heres the newegg link, check out some of the reviews.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128074

Good luck with your choice

-edit- Heres a pretty good review as well.
http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/...s/1782_17.html
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post #9 of 16
No no no, don't go Phenom

Just get a Q8xxx when they come out.
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No no no, don't go Phenom

Just get a Q8xxx when they come out.
Did you not read his post???? He is doing it and doesn't want the intellars telling him "no". If you have nothing to offer to what he is asking keep out!!! No hard feeling btw!!!
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