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Are USB 3 and Sata 3 worth paying extra for?.

Im planning on ordering this motherboard tonight ASUS M4A79XTD EVO

Should i be looking at a different board with USB3 or Sata3?

In my motherboard i need at least 2 PCIE @ at least X8,X8 for dual 6850's

Is the extra 40 bucks on this worth it? ASUS M4A89GTD PRO
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Personally for me, SATA-III makes all the difference with my SATA-III hard drives. SATA-III and USB 3.0 are backwards compatible with SATA-II and USB 2.0 so it wouldn't hurt to have them.
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Personally for me, SATA-III makes all the difference with my SATA-III hard drives. SATA-III and USB 3.0 are backwards compatible with SATA-II and USB 2.0 so it wouldn't hurt to have them.
It wouldn't hurt, but HDDs are bottlenecked by the buffer-to-disk and not the bus. The only way to use up all the bandwidth of a SATA2 connector is with a fairly high-end SSD like the Crucial C-300. A 10,000RPM VelociRaptor won't be slowed down by SATA2.

USB2...is depends on your accessories. I don't have any gadgets that can use it so it doesn't matter to me now.
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So basically i don't need SATA3 because im not getting a SSD and i have a 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm, if anything ill get another 1tb drive so i wont even be using the full bandwidth, as for the USB3.0, it's always possible to get a USB3.0 pci card later right?

EDIT: @Skripka: I noticed u have the HIS 6850 video card, thats the one im planning on ordering, how do u like it?
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The question should be:

Do I plan on using a USB3 device or a SATA6 drive before I retire this motherboard.

For 90% of people the answer is no.

and it is DEFINITELY not worth $40 when Add-in cards are only $30 shipped

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20USB3%20card
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ASUS M4A89GTD PRO is a solid motherboard.
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