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post #1 of 8
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I have two choices, but am unsure of which is better.

MSI 890FX-GD70 + TW3X4G1333C9A 2x2: Ram comes with board for $180 + tax

or

Asus Crosshair IV Formula + DDR3-1333 ram 2x2: Have to buy ram separately totaling around $250 + tax

MSI:
+5 PCI-E16 2.0
+Dr. Mos
+Aesthetics not bad
-Accessories not great

Asus:
+Great aesthetics
+More USB 2
+Better onboard
-More expensive

I am not sure whether the Asus is worth the extra money, but I will probably end up buying a sound card for around $100 if I go with MSI.
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post #2 of 8
I prefer the MSI. Very comparable features for significantly less. On the other hand, do a quick search and youll see alot of ppl are having longevity issues when pushing the X6 chips with the 890fx.

The asus will overclock better and will be more stable at the higher limits. but if you dont plan on cranking a hexcore well past 4ghz, get the MSI. With the extra money, upgrade to 8gb(2X4gb) of 1600mhz ram.

just a thought: why spend more only to get '2nd best?' Might as well live it up and get the crosshair 4 extreme

What are the other components in your setup?

let us know which board you get in the end
Edited by cozmo5050 - 2/6/11 at 4:16am
    
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Crucial M4 512gb SSD, 2x2TB green 2x Asus 24x sata dvdrw Windows7 64 ultimate dual 24" Dell 2407wfp 1920x1200 
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Corsair K90 Antec TruePower blue 750w CoolerMaster HAF932 w/ usb3.0! Logitech g500 
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post #3 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by D-Quong View Post
Asus Crosshair IV Formula
What more could you ask for?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cozmo5050 View Post
just a thought: why spend more only to get '2nd best?' Might as well live it up and get the crosshair 4 extreme
He only has 1 GPU....
    
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Seagate 250GB (ST3250318AS) Liteon CD/DVD-RW x22 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Ubuntu 10.10 x86 / Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Dual-... 
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post #4 of 8
Formula gets my vote.
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post #5 of 8
It depends what is the factor here. Performance side, no different between them, maybe you can get extra 100Mhz from Asus one. In terms of sound card, in most cases, on-board sound is fine but some can’t stand it, and end up with a sound card. Crosshair is the way to go.
post #6 of 8
Why only 1333 ram when you can get 1600 speed for really cheap right now?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coonmanx View Post
Why only 1333 ram when you can get 1600 speed for really cheap right now?
What he said? Why buy such an amazing board and get such dated ram?
post #8 of 8
Neither. If between the two I'd get CHIV formula, but the best deal would be one of these motherboards and some quality DDR3-1600. I can name at least two 1600Mhz memory kits that are cheaper than every single generic 1333 CL9 memory kit out there.
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