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Best AM3 boards??

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ASUS M4T785TD-V EVO ( I have both Versions of the EVO Currently).

If you want just rock stable, it will do that for you no problem. If you want to Overclock, I managed to unlock a X2 550 to 4.1GHZ prime stable. Very damn good board.

MSI Boards are great, the only reason I am hesitant to support them is their Customer Service (At least for Canada) is lacking.

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I think the UD4 is the best bang for the buck :toast:
 

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I think the UD4 is the best bang for the buck :toast:
Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I'm leaning it that direction. I know that things are different between AMD/Intel board manufacturers, but I've just had great recent experiences with Gigabyte and their x58 and p55 boards. Asus x58 was decent, but not spectacular. I haven't bought an MSI since the 939 days, but I'm not sure I can ever be talked into buying from them ever again.

Gigabyte UD4 it is. The saved cash will go toward a 890 in a couple of months. I just ordered a PII 965 revision C too. It will be nice to have both a AM3 and a p55 rig around for benching comparisons.
 

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He needs his share of the WCG pie. :D
Noted & fair enough then.

Go M4A79T Deluxe.

When you're done with it, dump some gfx cards in for more slices of WCG pie. If you have single-slot gfx cards lying around, you can end up with quite a folder/cruncher ;)
 
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Just wanna chime in here and say that I have had nothing but excellence from my MSI GD70. Sitting pretty at 3.8ghz (955 ES) with about 5 minutes spent overclocking, couldn't be a better looking, featured, or supported board really.
 

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Seems a little contradictory :p

If you have decent systems already, why not simply wait out the next few months?
What's the rush in getting something right now?
;)
I crunch, therefore I need as many rigs going as possible. My 2 other i7 860 rigs are dedicated to WCG, period. The AMD build is going to be a dedicated gamer and daily driver.

Noted & fair enough then.

Go M4A79T Deluxe.

When you're done with it, dump some gfx cards in for more slices of WCG pie. If you have single-slot gfx cards lying around, you can end up with quite a folder/cruncher ;)
That is the job of my 2 i7's. I think I'm going to let the AMD just play. ;)
 

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I crunch, therefore I need as many rigs going as possible. My 2 other i7 860 rigs are dedicated to WCG, period. The AMD build is going to be a dedicated gamer and daily driver.

That is the job of my 2 i7's. I think I'm going to let the AMD just play. ;)
OK.
Go UD4 :p
 
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I would go with an Asus or MSI. My Gigabyte board runs hot and so limits the OC capability. Ofcourse I don't have the best in class board but it was $170 when it came out.

My other cheap MSI board runs cool even when OCed. Yet to try a Quad on the cheap board. Fets and chokes all run cool to the touch, haven't tested the temps with my infrared thermometer.
 
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If your going to use more than 2 graphic cards and require more than 1 NIC I guess but I would honestly go for the UD4. The Gigabyte UD4 is $30 bucks cheaper but does give you SATAIII and USB 3.0 over that MSI 790FX board.

The problem with most CFX boards is if you "need" to have more than 2 graphic cards then good luck being able to use any other expansion slot.

My vote goes to the GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3
There's a benefit in having full PCI-Express x16 slots on the mobo. The more the better, you can plug in any type of PCI-Express in there from x1 to x16.

I didin't know the Gigabyte offers USB 3.0 & SATA III. That's obviously good but I still wouldn't buy a Gigabyte, I would recommend to either wait or just buy the MSI or Asus M4A79-T Deluxe though the MSI is a lot more feature rich.