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Best overclocking board for AM3+? (FX-8350)

Hey, i'm currently using a gigabyte 990FXA-ud3 with a fx 8350. I feel like this board is settings the limits for how much i can overclock the cpu, also i've had other issues like constant network disconnects blah blah.

I need some recommendations for a overclocking friendly board at a reasonable price, i've read some about the Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0
I'm currently considering buying it.

Any suggestions? All open for opinions!
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  1. It is a great board, most 990FX chipset boards are great. The UD7 from Gigabyte, and other Asus boards are good as well.
    My recommended boards:
    Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
    Asus Crossfire V Formula-Z
    GA-990FX-UD7
  2. Jake Wenta said:
    It is a great board, most 990FX chipset boards are great. The UD7 from Gigabyte, and other Asus boards are good as well.
    My recommended boards:
    Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
    Asus Crossfire V Formula-Z
    GA-990FX-UD7

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  3. Nice, thanks for the help. Though what are the differences between the UD3 and the UD7? All i know is that the UD7 has more functions..

    At any rate i'm going to take a look at the crossfire formula, and decide which one i'd like. :)
  4. I have the R2 sabertooth with my 8350, overclocked to 4.7. The board is amazing. I can easily push to 5, but my H60 doesn't cool it down enough. Get the sabertooth.
  5. Romeru said:
    Nice, thanks for the help. Though what are the differences between the UD3 and the UD7? All i know is that the UD7 has more functions..

    At any rate i'm going to take a look at the crossfire formula, and decide which one i'd like. :)



    It's a similar chipset with a newer board, features, and better cooling and overclocking ability. There are a few things that vary from the UD3 and UD7, just can't think of them off the top of my head-but I know the VRM's on AMD boards get hot-especially on the UD3!
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    zaneusb said:
    I have the R2 sabertooth with my 8350, overclocked to 4.7. The board is amazing. I can easily push to 5, but my H60 doesn't cool it down enough. Get the sabertooth.


    Why would you get the H60 over a phanteks or Noctua? And don't tell hi mto get a board because you have it. There are many great boards out there, along with the Sabertooth. Some people like features on other boards that Asus doesn't offer.
    (I have the Sabertooth 990FX/Gen3 R2.0)
  7. Yeah no absolutely your right I don't recommend it because I have it but because I have extensive experience with them and all of my friends builds have them as well. And lol I didn't get the noctua because it wasn't available at the local frys and I had to get a cooling solution asap
    Jake Wenta said:
    zaneusb said:
    I have the R2 sabertooth with my 8350, overclocked to 4.7. The board is amazing. I can easily push to 5, but my H60 doesn't cool it down enough. Get the sabertooth.


    Why would you get the H60 over a phanteks or Noctua? And don't tell hi mto get a board because you have it. There are many great boards out there, along with the Sabertooth. Some people like features on other boards that Asus doesn't offer.
    (I have the Sabertooth 990FX/Gen3 R2.0)
  8. Yeah no absolutely your right I don't recommend it because I have it but because I have extensive experience with them and all of my friends builds have them as well. And lol I didn't get the noctua because it wasn't available at the local frys and I had to get a cooling solution asap
    Jake Wenta said:
    zaneusb said:
    I have the R2 sabertooth with my 8350, overclocked to 4.7. The board is amazing. I can easily push to 5, but my H60 doesn't cool it down enough. Get the sabertooth.


    Why would you get the H60 over a phanteks or Noctua? And don't tell hi mto get a board because you have it. There are many great boards out there, along with the Sabertooth. Some people like features on other boards that Asus doesn't offer.
    (I have the Sabertooth 990FX/Gen3 R2.0)
  9. Jake Wenta said:
    Romeru said:
    Nice, thanks for the help. Though what are the differences between the UD3 and the UD7? All i know is that the UD7 has more functions..

    At any rate i'm going to take a look at the crossfire formula, and decide which one i'd like. :)



    Haha yes, I did notice that my northbridge (if i'm not mistaken) got very hot, and lot's of people complained that this was holding back the CPU when overclocking.

    Thanks for the help, i'm probably going to pick the sabertooth!

    It's a similar chipset with a newer board, features, and better cooling and overclocking ability. There are a few things that vary from the UD3 and UD7, just can't think of them off the top of my head-but I know the VRM's on AMD boards get hot-especially on the UD3!
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