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Okay so I decided to get a new motherboard, reason being my MSI 890GXM-G65 does not have enough space to accommodate for my HD6870 Direct Cu which needs like 2.2 slots... =/

No I was thinking of getting the Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3. Read some reviews, and this board really looks great. But what would you suggest other than this one (same price, maybe a bit over)?

(Need it for a good OC and the 2 open slots between PCI-e X16 slots..)
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I had that board. Ran good. OC'ed well. Fit my 4890's in it at the time. I'd say that was a good board.
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Hmmm. I'm actually thinking of doing a bigish upgrade now though.

Coolermaster RC-942-KKN1 HAF-X
Corsair TX850 Non-Modular
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
Hyper 212+ fan replacement with 2x Coolermaster Xtraflo
Another ASUS HD6870 Direct CU
A-DATA 64GB SSD
Corsair H50 Water Cooler

And that's that. What do you guys think? Worth the cash, or should I rather wait with the motherboard for Bulldozer and stick my CPU on there. Will probably get Bulldozer soon after, but it's an expensive upgrade already.

Any other suggestions??
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Its a good board, based on the bios updates for it (asus has the BD bios update in beta for it). Whether that means bd will work on it or not I have no clue. The only other thing i don't like about the board is, it will not run ATI/Nvidia gpu setups for physx.

Overall, I've had it for bout 8 months, solid performance.
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Ah that's great to hear! Any opinion in my other hardware I want to buy?
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Originally Posted by twistedbran;12967265 
Its a good board, based on the bios updates for it (asus has the BD bios update in beta for it). Whether that means bd will work on it or not I have no clue. The only other thing i don't like about the board is, it will not run ATI/Nvidia gpu setups for physx.

Overall, I've had it for bout 8 months, solid performance.

BTW!!! How many fan pins does that motherboard have on it?
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If I remember correctly, 2-3, I'll check when i get home today as its time to clean it. Also, it has 6gb sata ports, so make sure you grab a SSD that is Sata (III?)/6gb's
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