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I have had other topics but I still can't decide on what Mobo to go with I have watched videos on youtube searched google and read tons of post

What one will be best for my 1090T X6 chip and Dual 6870s with 8 gigs of gskill ram

I want one that is gonna be easy to update and give me the best out of the box performace

great customer support please help me decide
post #2 of 12
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Oh 1 thing does the Msi Live update Flash your Bios if needed I was reading that Asus has to use a floppy I havent seen a floppy drive in over 5 years
post #3 of 12
what is your current rig? it might be worth it to wait 3 months or so for Bulldozer's socket AM3+ mobos.

anyway, the MSI mobo tends to have ASPLODING CHOKES and fire.
i say the ASUS M4A.
(but the ASUS Crosshair Formula beats them all)

but what are you looking for in a mobo? folding? quadfire/4 way SLi?
trifire/3 way SLi?
adding a sig rig would help too
    
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Its gonna be my 1st build I have the 1090t Chip Amd and the Radon 6870 (black) 750w psu and 8 gigs of ram

Need to order stuff asap before my wife changes her mind and spends all my play money lol
Im looking for one that will last me and is new user friendly
post #5 of 12
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Yea Cross looks great but its out off my price range I think
post #6 of 12
Do not get the msi!
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post #7 of 12
i will take the m4a89td over the msi if you are planning to oc high.
and no. you dont need a floppy. my thumbdrive can be used to load in the rom since the utlity is in the bios or windows.
     
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post #8 of 12
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Does the Core unlock stuff on the mobo have a point if the core I have is already unlocked


Also is the crosshair way better thab the asus one i listed for the extra 60 bucks or so
post #9 of 12
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

Also is this worth the 60 bucks more or would i be ok with one of the above 2
post #10 of 12
I have basically your exact rig with the MSI 890FX, OCed and no problems as of yet
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