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My Phenom II Mobo Dilemma

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Phenom II is looking pretty good right now...and my ABIT kn9 sli is not...considering abit is out of business now .
So I have it narrowed down to 3 boards, All of which I have confirmed support Phenom II, and all have SB 750
Asus M3A79-T Deluxe
My Thoughts on it: Expensive, but PCI-E slots a plenty,lots of features
DFI LP DK 790fx
Price is alittle better, like the looks, would have to learn the DFI bios, comes in a fancy DFI Dark Box
DFI LP DK 790 GX
only has 2 pci ex slots, price is the cheapest, onboard video is disabled, 790gx chipset, looks the same as the DFI 790 FX

Some input would be nice to help me in my decision
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I would wait for the Denebs to come out and people to test which motherboard will be better, but the DFI 790FX-B and the Asus M3A79-T are both going to be very good choices. If you've got the money for the 790FXs, I wouldn't bother considering a 790GX chipset if you ever plan CrossFire down the road.
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go with a 790 chip set... I would go with a Gigabyte or ASUS MB.. only prob I see is your NVIDIA VGA.... ATI would make a better VGA device for the AM3 MB. That AMD and ATI are working as one make chip sets.

I have a 790GX great chip set.. Has everything I need.. I wouldn't waste your money on muti VGA's devices.. Just buy 1 premium card that will do the job of 3 normal cards.
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