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#1 assassin8er

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:06 PM

So, I'm looking for a new AMD Motherboard (if you read my fail topic you know why).
It must run 16 Gigs of DDR3 Dual Channel RAM (1333).
Be able to run a Phenom 2 Six Core Processor (AM3).
Not have integrated Graphics.
Be a worthwhile investment (it needs to last 4 years of college) - meaning it will have room for future upgrades to GPU, Memory etc.
USB 3.0 is optional but prefered.

I have done a search on Newegg and turned up these 3 motherboards (EDIT: Link failed see below). I am leaning towards the Gigabyte. does anyone have any suggestions and/or other Motherboards I should look into?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131757

Thanks for the help.

Edited by assassin8er, 04 August 2011 - 10:09 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:57 PM

This one has more features than all the ones you are looking at I believe
32gb mem, USB3.0, Sata6, CF and SLi, AM3+,UEFI bios(GUI)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262&Tpk=asrock%20970

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 11:25 PM

and it's cheaper too. Never heard of ASRock though... at least, not much. It certainly caught my eye though. 2 DOA's out of nine has me a little worried, as well.
How are ASRock MoBo's as far as durability goes? I want to go through college before upgrading again. At least, doing a significant upgrade, like this one.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:26 AM

I would go with the Gigabyte motherboard because they make some quality and durable motherboards.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:39 PM

Yes, I have a Gigabyte now. I'm in between one of these two:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=4563311&SID=

Of course if I find on on a decent sale that would bump it into the list, but right now I'm debating whether I trust ASRock or want to stay with Gigabyte.

At the moment I am leaning towards the Gigabyte. Anyone else want to voice their opinion?

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:07 PM

ASRock produces lower-tier boards for Asus, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASRock .

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:15 PM

That makes sense, just looking at their name you can tell.

I've decided to go with the Gigabyte. I've had good experiences with them so far.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:18 PM

Good choice, i have the 990FX version of it and generally it's a solid board :thumbup2:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:49 AM

Good choice, i have the 990FX version of it and generally it's a solid board :thumbup2:

Does it have the hybrid bios? what is it like to tweak the settings?

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 11:45 AM

Yes it has hybrid bios. If you are talking about the BIOS settings then it is pretty much the same as in any other boards except for the UEFI.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:04 PM

I have the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX, I like it. I love the UEFI, it is so much better than the standard BIOS. I wonder why Gigabyte isn't using it yet. The Sabertooth is easy to tweak settings, though, it doesn't have a hybrid BIOS.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:50 PM

I have the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX, I like it. I love the UEFI, it is so much better than the standard BIOS. I wonder why Gigabyte isn't using it yet. The Sabertooth is easy to tweak settings, though, it doesn't have a hybrid BIOS.

They could be creating a better UEFI :whistle:

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:33 PM

Having seen MSI's UEFI implementation, I certainly hope Gigabyte's is better. Asus' is very slick.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:38 PM

But i won't get the Gigabyte UEFI if they do release it <_<

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 07 August 2011 - 12:47 AM

So, I'm looking for a new AMD Motherboard (if you read my fail topic you know why).
It must run 16 Gigs of DDR3 Dual Channel RAM (1333).
Be able to run a Phenom 2 Six Core Processor (AM3).
Not have integrated Graphics.
Be a worthwhile investment (it needs to last 4 years of college) - meaning it will have room for future upgrades to GPU, Memory etc.
USB 3.0 is optional but prefered.

I have done a search on Newegg and turned up these 3 motherboards (EDIT: Link failed see below). I am leaning towards the Gigabyte. does anyone have any suggestions and/or other Motherboards I should look into?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131757

Thanks for the help.


I'd also lean towards Gigabyte for the superior VRM section and 2oz copper PCB with jap caps. Worth note is I used to be a diehard Asus fan since 1995 BUT I got sick and tired the last 5 years of Asus's horrible BIOS bugs/support. It's especially bad on the AMD platform.

PS I'm avoiding UEFI like the plague for at least the next year. This is why on my P67A-UD5-B3 I'm using BIOS F5 and one of the main reasons I purchased this particular board. This board has UEFI BIOS with F6 but I ain't gunna flash it!!! :P

Edited by HiroPro, 07 August 2011 - 12:53 AM.





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