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ASUS Crosshair 4 Formula or M4A89GTD PRO

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I'm getting ready to build a new system, and I've been debating between these two boards:

Formula: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131644

M4A89GTD PRO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131631

I'm planning on a 955 Black and overclocking it, with the possibility of updating to AM3+ in the future.

In past comparisons of other higher motherboards to mid-range motherboards, they usually showed that there was an extremely small difference, and that you would usually end up just paying for extra bells and whistles. However, I can't find anything similar comparing these two particular boards.

Any help would be appreciated, I've been out of the loop for a few years, tech wise.
post #2 of 8
I personally would go for the top link. You get what you pay for when it comes with computers.
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post #3 of 8
Go for the ch4, it overclocks like no other
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post #4 of 8
Another vote for the Crosshair IV Formula.

I've had that board on a X6 1055T and all I can say about it is that it was definitely worth the price

I'd go for the Crosshair IV Formula with no doubts
    
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If you OC, dont try to save money when you buy a motherboard.
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post #6 of 8
I have the M4A89GTD PRO/usb3, for the price difference, I would buy another 1!
Crosshair is great, but 29deg on the mobo temp with that 8+2 vrm running a 965BE @ 3.8Ghz. can't go wrong there imho.
Stable as anything.
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post #7 of 8
The Crosshair is a beast for overclocking. It has also been confirmed for AM3+ support.
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post #8 of 8
The M4A89TD pro is what you want. The GTD pro is the 890GX chipset where the TD pro is the 890FX enthusiast chipset. But forget 'em both and snatch a Formula if you have the money.
 
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