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the 790GX is another $18 but it does have the SB750 vs the SB600 on the 790X im looking at (pretty much looking at ~$100 mobos)
this is for a watercooled X2 5000+ and with a 8800GT watercooled as well (so CF does not matter)
Edited by sgdude - 2/17/09 at 10:22pm
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What boards in particular are you looking at
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They both offer 8x8 CrossFire, but the 790GX has a Radeon HD3300 built in.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157141

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138130

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130172

the 2 790GXs are $5 apart is one really any better?

and which board is best for OCing? since the 790X has the SB600 i think itll be worse right?
Edited by sgdude - 2/17/09 at 10:21pm
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I'd spend the extra money on a Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4 board. It's simply just the best you can get in that price bracket.
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I'd spend the extra money on a Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4 board. It's simply just the best you can get in that price bracket.
is this really better?
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If you plan on going phenom in the future then go with the 790gx
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post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamikaze127 View Post
I'd spend the extra money on a Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4 board. It's simply just the best you can get in that price bracket.
I second this

If you must go with one of your 3 boards, then I'd pick the Biostar

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If you plan on going phenom in the future then go with the 790gx
Phenom 1 + Future = No
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post #9 of 25
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If you plan on going phenom in the future then go with the 790gx
yeah that may happen some time. so between the Biostar the Asrock and the Gigabyte what is the best?
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by sgdude View Post
is this really better?
It's AMD's mid-range ultra durable board. And it's pretty future proof, in case you want a Phenom II down the line.

EDIT:

Quote:
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If you plan on going phenom in the future then go with the 790gx
Unless you need an IGP making extra heat in your computer, a 790X/SB750 board is just fine.
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