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Help - 990FX Motherboard Bang for the Buck!

Which will be the best Bang for the Buck Motherboard? Features and ETC. Thanks :)


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UD3- I have the old rev, never had a problem. I got a buddy a new version, same way. IMO best bang for the buck.
Thank you! Can't wait for this one. I will give feedback once this is all ready. Thanks!
 
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UD3- I have the old rev, never had a problem. I got a buddy a new version, same way. IMO best bang for the buck.


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Thank you so there are no problems installing my proc in the future.
 

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#28
yes get the ud3. back when i got the asrock 990fx extreme 4, it was cheaper, but now it seems that the ud3 is cheaper than that even here.

but the PCIE slots for ud3 are x16 x8 x4 over here.

the one in mine are x16 x16 x4 :)
so keep that in mind specially if you want to crossfire.
 
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No problem glad i coud help
 
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#32
I am not into mining bro. Extreme 3 is really good but I will stick with the UD3

For Fatal1ty I might consider this one when it drops prices.

Thanks!
the UD3 is at 118 euro , difference is only 28 euro

http://www.ldlc.com/informatique/pi...e/c4293/p1e48t3o0a1+fv285-570+fv144-7268.html

plus the fatality has a dual memory system , may be that increase a lot memory transfers
plus it has a lot of usb ports...

the gigabite has a plus but it seems that is a hd raid controller
 
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whats the purpose of the motheboard?

overclocking with 8cores, then id avoid the majority and get a fatality or extreme9

general use, games etc then extreme4 or UD3 as long as the .4 revision was revised!


from my experience and learning, gigabyte AM3 boards are average or sometimes below, asus and their digi-vrms on mid-end boards are temperamental, asrock are solid but featureless, msi AM3 boards have weak vrms.
 
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#34
yes get the ud3. back when i got the asrock 990fx extreme 4, it was cheaper, but now it seems that the ud3 is cheaper than that even here.

but the PCIE slots for ud3 are x16 x8 x4 over here.

the one in mine are x16 x16 x4 :)
so keep that in mind specially if you want to crossfire.
The UD3 I have posted had 16/16/4 as well. And I am planning to do crossfire in the future.
 
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#36
whats the purpose of the motheboard?

overclocking with 8cores, then id avoid the majority and get a fatality or extreme9

general use, games etc then extreme4 or UD3 as long as the .4 revision was revised!


from my experience and learning, gigabyte AM3 boards are average or sometimes below, asus and their digi-vrms on mid-end boards are temperamental, asrock are solid but featureless, msi AM3 boards have weak vrms.
I'm not doing overclocking with my future setup. This will be my everyday use and gaming rig.

Thanks!
 
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Most of our sellers here in Manila have the rev 4.0 ud3, was aiming for saber r2 but the giga one was on sale. And yea it ran my 8350 out of the box.

Have fun with the new build.
 
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Most of our sellers here in Manila have the rev 4.0 ud3, was aiming for saber r2 but the giga one was on sale. And yea it ran my 8350 out of the box.

Have fun with the new build.
I'll pm you bro. Hehehehe
 
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1. I just love the MSI 990FXA-GD80,
2. but the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 has all the same features but cheaper
3. The Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 has all the same features and price as the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 so depends on which you prefer
4. ASRock 990FX Extreme3 is great but has smaller cooling for VRM's (buy looking at the picture)
5. ASRock 990FX Extreme4 meh
6. ASRock 990FX Extreme9 looks awesome but for it's price doesn't seem to offer more than the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
7. ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional seems nice

I'll go with the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0

I have this board and it does the job well.
 
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Id suggest the GA UD3- thats my second choice to my Sabertooth here.
 
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A stupid question: What are that "P*" values in the options? What do they mean?
 
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#48
if sparing 28 euros or 37 dollars on a mainboard is so important then....

that asrock killer board is useless to any mainstream user. very few people will need sas. and since his will be a mining rig, there is no reason for investing even 10$ extra on features that he will never use.

remember the title says best bang for buck. that doesnt imply how many features/$$ but how many features he can use/$$
 
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#49
that asrock killer board is useless to any mainstream user. very few people will need sas. and since his will be a mining rig, there is no reason for investing even 10$ extra on features that he will never use.

remember the title says best bang for buck. that doesnt imply how many features/$$ but how many features he can use/$$
I don't do mining. This will be an everyday and gaming rig.
 

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#50
I don't do mining. This will be an everyday and gaming rig.
mining = everyday stuff + ability to be turned on 24x7 :)
u want bang for buck, so its worthwile to get a good durable stuff.