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What would you choose ?!

GA-890XA-UD3 (around 155 dollars with VAT(24%) included) is practically cheaper by 60 Lei (almost 20 dollars)

GA-890XA-UD3 (790X+850)
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3421
^
http://www.pcgarage.ro/placi-de-baza/gigabyte/ga-890xa-ud3/

GA-890GPA-UD3H
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3516
^
http://www.emag.ro/placi_baza/placa-de-baza-gigabyte-890gpa-ud3h-socket-am3--p890GPA-UD3H

The strange thing is that the GA-890XA-UD3 has 8+2 while the expensivier one has 4+1.
This is what makes me undecided.
I m trying to get rid of my 2 MSI mobos and get one of those ,but i m not sure that the 20 dollars gap worth it for the GA-890GPA-UD3H .
I intend to get this in the next few weeks if everything goes well.
   
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Get the cheaper one, I don't see any major feature changes that justify the price of the more expensive board.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dromihetes;12888734 
What would you choose ?!

GA-890XA-UD3 (around 155 dollars with VAT(24%) included) is practically cheaper by 60 Lei (almost 20 dollars)

GA-890XA-UD3 (790X+850)
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3421
^
http://www.pcgarage.ro/placi-de-baza/gigabyte/ga-890xa-ud3/

GA-890GPA-UD3H
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3516
^
http://www.emag.ro/placi_baza/placa-de-baza-gigabyte-890gpa-ud3h-socket-am3--p890GPA-UD3H

The strange thing is that the GA-890XA-UD3 has 8+2 while the expensivier one has 4+1.
This is what makes me undecided.
I m trying to get rid of my 2 MSI mobos and get one of those ,but i m not sure that the 20 dollars gap worth it for the GA-890GPA-UD3H .
I intend to get this in the next few weeks if everything goes well.

890XA-UD3 all the way.... 8+2 (although it is 4+1 x2 i think) GPA is 4+1
See this list: http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/946407-amd-motherboard-power-phase-list.html

EDIT: Btw GPA is the cheaper one here in the states.....
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The 890GPA isn't that decent.... not because of the VRMs but due to some BIOS issues. However if you can get a rev 3.1 of this board it is Am3+ socket compatible
The 890XA-UD3 is a variant of the mobo in my sig which is very very good
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it is what i have and is very nice, the Xa-UD3
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Thank you for the feedback !

I ll first try to see if i can get the AM3+ version of the GA-890GPA-UD3H
If the store boys say no ("we can t get it for you because the importer bla-bla") i ll go for the "cheaper" one with the 8+2 config.

Now i have to get rid of the msi and recover some of the money i spend on them smile.gif

+REP to all
Edited by Dromihetes - 3/27/11 at 4:54pm
   
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btw, are u going to run a thuban (if u just get am3) on it? because there are some mis reading of voltages on mine, just to let you know. it should be fine with denebs. it says (in windows and bios) that my VID is 1.45v and when i put a meter to it, it reads 1.302v
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ikem;12897122 
btw, are u going to run a thuban (if u just get am3) on it? because there are some mis reading of voltages on mine, just to let you know. it should be fine with denebs. it says (in windows and bios) that my VID is 1.45v and when i put a meter to it, it reads 1.302v

I want to use the X3 720 BE and then upgrade to a X6.But if i get the 3.1 version of the GA-890GPA-UD3H i may try to upgrade to AM3+ CPU.
Thank you for the feedback ,it s good to know.
   
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