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#1 Mighttuss

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 06:07 PM

I have been setting for days and looking at the 2 new bulldozer that have came out on the market.And compairing them to what I have now. For sure I can see different detail in both motherboards that make mine look sick.I am using a motherboard that is about 1 year and 1/2 of run time on it.(ASUS M2N-SLI AM2 NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard)ASUS M2N-SLI AM2 NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard I love this board she never failed on me. She was my very first build.But it now time for me to pull her out of my Rig and replace her.
But I am not to sure witch motherboard I should pick that would best suit me.I can for sure tell you I going to have to change memory.The one I think that would best suit me would be the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard But would love to have the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ,but I am thinking I would then have to change out Graphic card(NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT),along with the memory!And I am asking all my Friend here at Bleep Computer,what they think!
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 07:10 PM

Your better off with the Asus Sabertooth motherboard because it has the new 990FX chipset which can support the upcoming Bulldozer processors.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:13 PM

You would be better off with the 990fx like killer suggested-not only is it newer and better performing then the 890FX, but it also offers both SLI and crossfire compatibility, the first AMD chipset to do so, the 890FX only supports crossfire. So with the 990 you wouldnt have to change video cards until you wanted to, and you could go either NVIDIA or AMD.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:51 PM

Did you not see the CrossHair V. It has the 990FX.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:14 AM

You're the one that labeled it as a 890FX in your original post, and then linked to an image, not the specs. :)
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:06 AM

Did you not see the CrossHair V. It has the 990FX.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735

The linked one was a 890FX not 990FX.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:07 AM

I didn't post anything before, I just got here. Just asked Mighttuss if he saw the crosshair 5

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:35 AM

Ahh, i see the confusion here.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:15 PM

I love this Forum,and the member with in it! Not much for me to do other then learn about computer scence I got sick! So I see their is alot of people talking about both motherboards.I have a questions tho?
Will my Graphic card work in the Crosshair?
I no my heat sink will. And am sure in both motherboard my memory will not work! I have $300.00 at this time to spend!


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Posted 16 July 2011 - 06:58 PM

Your graphics card should work.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:14 PM

I echo the call for the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX over the Crosshair 990FX and 890FX. You get the same features for less, I certainly suggest it over the 890FX which is still more expensive, doesn't natively support AM3+, and doesn't allow for SLI. All of these motherboards will do well when paired with one or two sticks of Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600. Your graphics card will work, though, it is dated.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:16 PM

I echo the call for the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX over the Crosshair 990FX and 890FX. You get the same features for less, I certainly suggest it over the 890FX which is still more expensive, doesn't natively support AM3+, and doesn't allow for SLI. All of these motherboards will do well when paired with one or two sticks of Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600. Your graphics card will work, though, it is dated.

Your other reason why you recommend it, is because you have one yourself :wink:

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:27 PM

Oh yeah, there is that! I'm finding it very stable and UEFI is so much easier to use.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:59 PM

I've been hearing a lot of good things about UEFI. I might look into that for my new build which hopefully is coming in August.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 08:51 PM

How UEFI is implemented varies based on the motherboard manufacturer. I think it was MSI that used it on an AMD 990FX motherboard, but it was nearly identical to the standard BIOS only with mouse functionality built in, but Asus' implementation is so much better with actual graphics and an interface designed for the mouse.

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