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Time for 890FX goodness.

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Zubasa, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Zubasa

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    Yup finally it is time to upgrade my mobo ;)
    So the Choices are:
    1. Asus Crosshair IV formula (avaliable)
      [*]MSI 890FXA-GD70 (not yet)
      [*]Gigabyte 890FX-UD5 (not yet)
      [*]Asrock 890FX extreme 3 (avaliable, great bang for the buck)
    Which of these boards is the shit? :p
    I am also open for suggestions.
     
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    Crosshair IV, that is going to be my board in the near future aswell. Accompanied with a 1090T and some nice Dominator RAM. :D
     
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    have u seen the gigabyte 890fx - UD7 also that board looks awesome!
     
  4. Zubasa

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    Oh yes I have, but the problem is the real thing is no where to be seen even in Hong Kong. :eek:
     
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    Are there any 890FX matx boards?
    there's a MSI 890GXM-G65, but I'm not sure about the IGP.
     
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    I cant speak for the others, but im loving my crosshair iv + 1090T combo.
     
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    The whole point about the FX boards is CrossfireX, an MATX board only got 4 slots and hardly fits 2 dual slot cards :p
     
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    Nor in the US. It's pising me off too. Seriously, only 2 Asus and one MSI 890FX boards available after a major CPU release? :banghead:
     
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    So they are identical other than PCIE lane counts and the IGP?
     
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    Practically yes, they even have the same southbridge.
    In fact the 890GX is build on 55nm vs 65nm of the FX, so the GX with the IGP shut off will be cooler.
     
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    Good to know. Thanks, Zubasa.
    Ordered the 890GXM-G65.

    OMFG WHAT HAVE I DONE I SWITCHED TO AMD
     
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    but are the power setups similar as well? 6+2/4+2/8+2?
     
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    That really depends on the individual boards ;)
    My 770 board have 8+2 phases which is better than 90% of the 780/785/790GX boards.

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    Right now I like the slot and ram slot placements of the MSI 890FXA-GD70 the most. :p
    Or put it the other way around, it is the "least bad" in terms of placement.
     
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    Go the Asrock board, you can't go wrong with Asrock!:rockout:
     
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    Get the ASRock Extreme3 board, it's decent.
     
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    Read that review on the MSI 890FX and was wondering if the FSB was actually that bad....anyway I think I will wait a bit, am not able to get a clear picture on which board to buy this time around. I used the Asus CHIV and its nice and all that, but does not give me anything better than the GD70...maybe memory but thats about it.
     
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    The Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 finally shows up in stores now.
    I shall wait for some reviews.
     
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    I'd go with the ASRock mobo. But the Gigabyte board does look nice...
     
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    the MSI or ASUS, they have the best pci-e layout imo, and looks best
     
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    If i buy a 1090T i wont have problems with OC'ing with that motherboards, right?
    Anyway, do the 4 motherboards reach 250 FSB?
     
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    Wanna see 890fx goodness? I'll show you 890FX goodness...LOL

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