Originally Posted by johnny720
Hey guys, great thread and hopefully within the next few weeks ill be able to contribute with my own results. I'm currently just tossing up between motherboards for my desktop (mainly used for online trading/multitasking) and was wondering what board would best suit my application yet still let myself Overclock the CPU without spending a fortune.
I was looking as the GA-MA790GP-UD4H -$205AUS / GA-MA78GPM-DS2H -$142AUD / Asus M4A78-PRO - $179AUD
I was leaning towards the GA-MA78GPM-DS2H mainly for price + Integrated SidePort Memory as I'm not planning on running a GPU so it should help things along. Only thing I'm limited to is PCI expansion so thats where the GA-MA790GP-UD4H looks to be superior.
The Mobo im using (ASrock a780gxe 128m) is very cheap($80US) and has the 3200 gpu with 128mb dedicated which is easily over clocked to the 790gx(3300). It overclocks fairly well with a good bios and ive had no problems with it as of yet. There are a few things i dont like about it though: the AMD 700 SB doesnt allow RAID 5 and wont allow you to unlock the forth core on the X3 720. It will only do 8x - 8x crossfire or 16x single, but that shouldnt matter for you. And last but not least i really dont like fiddling with the jumper when i have to reset CMOS- GIMME A BUTTON! That said, the jumper is
located in a easy to reach spot.
But if i was to be looking to get the X3 720, i would for sure opt for an AM3 MOBO. Particularly the MSI 790fx. Or, in your case any of the 790gx's.
Hope these ramblings help.