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MSI 990XA-GD55 or Asus M5A97 R2.0

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July 20, 2013 6:01:43 AM

i am going to get the FX 6300 and i found that the MSI 990XA-GD55 has the 8+2 power phase but i heard bad things about in OCing,I myself don't tend to super overclock while i found ASUS M5A97 R2.0 much more loved but has lower powe phase 4+2,i am looking for the MSI for future Steamroller so i don't have any trouble with Power Phase and i will be using CM 212 Evo too so any suggestions?
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July 20, 2013 6:10:38 AM

A 990x board is much better tha 970
Plus the power phase is also bttr
On 990x u ll be able to o.c. Mch bttr
So get the msi

Dont forget to close the post by selecting best answr
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July 20, 2013 6:15:16 AM

Sn1992 said:
A 990x board is much better tha 970
Plus the power phase is also bttr
On 990x u ll be able to o.c. Mch bttr
So get the msi

Dont forget to close the post by selecting best answr


nope i won't close topic :p  because there is a big hatred towards MSI and i want to know why exactly, i can't find many people with MSI 990XA and most people tend to suggest Gigabytes UD ones

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July 20, 2013 6:18:44 AM

Whats ur budget and where do u live???
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July 20, 2013 6:26:41 AM

Sn1992 said:
Whats ur budget and where do u live???


i am living in Egypt and prices are so goddamn high and i don't have a big budget at all THE ONLY BOARDS are that fine with my budget are M5A97 r2.0/MSI 990XA-GD55/65/ GA-970A-D3 and i don't really want any SLI or Crossfire thing plus that Gigabyte UDs are not sold in our country! :(  and the ASrock Extreme 3 is out of stock and no shop wants to restock anymore :l
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July 20, 2013 6:33:41 AM

Asrock is a great board was goin to suggest that only wud b a great buy

Whats ur prb with msi its a gud board and chipset really matters when u o.c.
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July 20, 2013 7:54:57 AM

Sn1992 said:
Asrock is a great board was goin to suggest that only wud b a great buy

Whats ur prb with msi its a gud board and chipset really matters when u o.c.


the problem is..Your the only one saying that! alot of people say the boards suck as hell and VRM is piece of crap and all that stuff..check Newegg Reviews (even though they are just Trolls)
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August 7, 2013 2:21:19 AM

I recommend asus M5A97evo2.0 if you will not run multiple video cards for gaming. I researched extensively the info available and since I am an engineer was able to weigh all attributes before making my investment. This Asus is a robust mobo with serious power supply hardware for CPU. I own one with FX-6300 and have already OC'd my fx to 4,8Ghz @ verified stability levels. I run 212EVO air cooler on CPU since I need a robust system and liquid cooling in my view isn't such. Get yourself a good computer case with excess of filtered clean air coming in vs exhausted and you will never have any dust accumulation on internal parts. I live in Europe, so I decided to get single voltage power supply form Corsair - VX550. So far it powers my rig quite well in spite of 36 deg, August weather outside.

BTW, I do like MSI having owned my previous computer (Athlon64 3200+) since 2004, which served me extremely well. However, having read a lot on the current FX/mobo topics it became clear that asus appears to be far more dedicated to AMD enthusiast market than MSI. Incidentally, I also considered Gigabyte with their many versions of UD however I was not convinced of their robustness with many reported tidbits of net info telling me that many users have problems with them.
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October 1, 2013 2:45:33 AM

go with Asus M5A97 R2.0, Msi is defectful , the vrm section is as hot as hell, which wont give you enough room for overclocking, newegg gives it 3 eggs, it goes with out saying that this mobo is noting but a piece of crap!!!by the way the only difference between 990x chipset and 970 is in sli support, so save your self some money if you are going to use a single graphic card, or amd crossfire.... if you need nvidia sli though buy a Gigabytes or asus with 990x chipset
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