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So my 870a MSI board has kicked the bucket and I am looking into a real mobo now. Is there any reason for me to choose the extreme edition over the normal one? I may do one more video card way down the road, but not in the foreseeable future.
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Are you planning to stick with AM3 for the time being? I'm not convinced the Extreme edition brings much more functionality really. I'm sure the Formula will still happily allow Trifire.

Save your money IMO.
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Seemed like the biggest difference to me was the extreme has a Lucid Hydra chip.
    
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Originally Posted by jazznaz View Post
Save your money IMO.
SPEND it lol

No really save it
And get the bulldozer

or just get the formula will work and is really really nice

Why cant amd put cool a** sinks on there boards seriously the maximus 4 are soooo sick looking

Honest though get the formula
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Originally Posted by just_nuke_em View Post
Seemed like the biggest difference to me was the extreme has a Lucid Hydra chip.
this. i honestly think it's more trouble than it's worth at this point. not to mention both boards will be obsolete as soon as bulldozer comes out.. might as well get the formula and save the rest for future upgrades.
    
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The only reason I would consider the Extreme board over the Formula is if you want to use a more powerful GPU (not matching a 5770 such as a 6970 or a Geforce 580) and still use the 5770s for extra power. I really can't say a single bad thing about the Formula board its just as nice as the Extreme, but beware the older Formulas may have a NB heatsink defect (we know how to fix real easy.)

Keep in mind though Lucid (which lets you do that) is a baby, and its still has alpha tri-GPU support. IF you would like to learn about Lucid more, click the link in my signature, thats also a link to the Extreme/Formula owner's club too, and jump in ask around. We are a friendly bunch (for the most part.)
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