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Gigabyte 790FXT or MSI 790FX-GD70

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    3dsage New Member

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    I'm upgrading to an AM3 rig in the next week or so. I had my mind set on the Gigabyte 790FXT UD5H. Since it has everything I need and then some.

    But then I found this board MSI 790FX-GD70 seems like a stout board, with tons of Ram setting tweaks.

    Questions I have is what board seems to be better suited for high overclocks? Also what board would you guys recomend?

    BTW I will be running a 720 B.E.

    I'm leaning towards the UD5P but the MSI board looks so promising.
    MSI 790FX-GD70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223
    Gigabyte GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128377
    A nice review of the MSI http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-3737120.php
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would recommend the DFi equivilent. I've been loving my LP JR. 790GX with the 720 BE so far.
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    If DFI had an AM3 board with DDR3 support. I definately would, I decided to ditch DDR2 for DDR3.
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    Get the gigabyte, great board, high sucsess rate on unlocking 720BE's with f3b bios
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    Mmmm. That MSI board looks super sexy.
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    Yes indeed:D

    If I hadnt run into yesterday, I wouldve had to Gigabyte board on its way.

    I havent found much info on it yet. I know some dude on XS is getting the GD70 on Monday and hes testing it along with the UD5H with the 720B.E.
    So I might just wait it out and see what results he gets.

    @Keenan, I seen that. Alot of folks are having great results with that, but I really just want to hit 3.8-3.9Ghz for daily usage :). If I can get that bonus core, that would be an awesome.
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    Why not the ASUS M4A79T? I would get that or the MSI 790FX.
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    I would go with DFI..Never had a MSI motherboard...........................and i never will
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    I really want a 790FX board, otherwise I would. I'm hoping the extra I pay for the FX over teh X or GX boards will be worth it.
    Yeah but that MSI looks promising.

    Plus i'm not to fond of the Heatsinks on the ASUS :laugh:

    @Rick22 , so would I but they havent put any DDR3 boards out yet.
    My DFI UT P35 with the E6300, was an awesome Combo, DFI has the Stoutest Bios's.
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    ^ I seen that one, but I dont like how they have the SATA ports.

    Plus for some reason I cant justify paying the extra price over the MSI or the Gigabyte.
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    Yea I understand. I'd grab the MSI, but that's just because I've had such terrible luck with Gigabyte.
    And I like the look of the MSI more lol
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    :laugh: YEah i'm into how it looks also, that might be the decision breaker.

    Im starting to lean towards the MSI now, the more I look at it. I just want to see if it performs also.
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    They should have made the MSI 790FX-GD70 with RED instead of blue. Looks pretty darn nice. Lots of features too!

    Personnaly, i don't see any real advantage in a Quad PCIE board. I'm quite happy with a single fast card.
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    go for the gigabyte better results to unlook the 4th core
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    hey

    hey, i have a sk939 mb of gigabyte, and i looking for an update, the processor will be phenomII x4 ...something, but regarding the motherboard, with MSI i had bad experience(useless BIOS), i would go for the gigabyte (more features in BIOS), or wait for asus "formula I" for AM3 thanx
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