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LOOK, BLACK SOCKET
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Yes, I've been posting about this board like crazy. Do you think it would serve as a viable upgrade for me? I'm going to be OC'ing a lot, but I think that's it. I know my current mobo is a bottleneck for my SSD, too. Do you think it's worth me getting?
 
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And i just bought my white socket CHIV
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Why not wait for the real 990 boards?
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CHIV can support AM3+ too via BIOS update, however it's an experimental thing and not entirely AMD supported
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990FX.... I so need it. haha
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kz26 View Post
Why not wait for the real 990 boards?
I'm going to be putting my rig under water, and I don't want to have to deal with the hassle of upgrading my board afterwards, so I'm thinking of doing it now, especially since I have the feeling I won't be missing out on much.
 
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post #8 of 18
When I looked at it, I saw floppy connection?! I am baffled how mobo manufacture continue to input these into today's motherboard.
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asus has some am3+ mobos up today with some black socket but they look butt ugly since they have less features:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/#AM.../AMD_760GSB710

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A87/
can't wait to see some 890fx and 990fx from asus and msi
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Not entirely ideal in terms of VRM solutions, at least for high TDP procesor
Though I'm pretty sure they're OCP protected at least
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