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asus m5a97 evo r2.0 vs gigabyte ga970xa ud3

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June 2, 2013 5:59:03 AM

Hey,

Do I really need a 990x or 990fx?

gigabyte ga990xa ud3 97,- 8+2 power phase but bleu pcb
asus m5a97 evo r2.0 93,- Like the black pcb alot more and it has a 6+2 power phase.

I'm never going to use dual graphics because I'm going to us the amd 7870 xt and in crossfire it suffers from microstutter. Also I want to oc my 8320 to somewere between 4-4,5ghz(using the cm hyper 212 evo). I want a relieble and solid board that last me for atleast 2-3 years also want to upgrade to steamroller in the future.

optional boards:
asrock 990fx extreme 3 97,-
asus m5a99fx pro r2.0 130,- (does this have the same 6+2 power phase as the m5a97 evo r2.0?)
June 2, 2013 10:20:09 AM

additional info: buying my parts the 14th so I'm looking at whay the prices are going to do. When ivy or haswell have a pricedrop I think I'm going for intel. Does anyone know how much better the fx 8320 is in video editing?
I'm mainly using after effects photoshop and c4d.
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June 2, 2013 2:03:02 PM

I would appreciate an awnser.
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July 18, 2013 5:55:15 AM

same question for me
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