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MSI 990FXA-GD80 vs Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0

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April 19, 2014 4:19:55 AM

Hey, I'm deciding between these 2 MoBos.
PC Specs:
CPU: FX8320 (going to OC it to 8350 level)
PSU: Corsair RM Series 750W
GPU: Sapphire R9 280X Dual-X Boost
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB 1600Mhz CL9
HDD: Seagate 2TB 7200RPM 64B Cache
CPU Cooler: SilentiumPC Fera2 HE1224
Case: Corsair Carbide 300R
I will be overclocking RAM, GPU and CPU, in future I may add 2nd 280X. Also, Corsair Carbide 300R has 2 front USB 3.0 ports, Asus' MoBo has one internal USB3.0 port but I heard that it can be split into 2 ports, can I do the same with MSI's? Will I need to buy something in order to do it, or will everything I need come with MoBo?

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April 19, 2014 4:34:03 AM

With your budget I would go for Intel build :) 
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April 19, 2014 4:40:30 AM

Ahmadjon said:
With your budget I would go for Intel build :) 

Where I live prices are a bit different and it's much more efficient to go with AMD, also I think that Hexacores ar ore future proof when it comes to gaming as most games are designed for consoles which have Hexacores. Just look at recommended requirements for Watch Dogs, it says "Eight core I7-3770 or FX-8350" so basically you either get high-end Intel's CPU with Hyperthreading or a lot cheaper FX-8350.
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April 19, 2014 4:35:52 AM

Hi,

I'd prefer Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 it has 4 USB 3.0 ports.
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April 19, 2014 4:47:32 AM

Foxcat said:
Ahmadjon said:
With your budget I would go for Intel build :) 

Where I live prices are a bit different and it's much more efficient to go with AMD, also I think that Hexacores ar ore future proof when it comes to gaming as most games are designed for consoles which have Hexacores. Just look at recommended requirements for Watch Dogs, it says "Eight core I7-3770 or FX-8350" so basically you either get high-end Intel's CPU with Hyperthreading or a lot cheaper FX-8350.


It also depends on cores one of the Intel's core faster than two AMD's core.
Intel has stronger cores and in gaming Hyper-threaded i7 is faster than any AMD processor :) 
If AMD build is a lot cheaper than Intel then yes AMD build is better but if you can get i5 4440 with B85 chipset motherboard it will be better :) 
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April 19, 2014 4:47:41 AM

trekzone said:
Hi,

I'd prefer Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 it has 4 USB 3.0 ports.


I looked at specs once more and I'm a bit confused, It says that this board has 1 internal USB 3.0 port that can be split into 2 ports, but on the same page there's also "ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board) " is it what you meant? I just want to make use of both ports on the case.
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April 19, 2014 4:51:32 AM

Ahmadjon said:
Foxcat said:
Ahmadjon said:
With your budget I would go for Intel build :) 

Where I live prices are a bit different and it's much more efficient to go with AMD, also I think that Hexacores ar ore future proof when it comes to gaming as most games are designed for consoles which have Hexacores. Just look at recommended requirements for Watch Dogs, it says "Eight core I7-3770 or FX-8350" so basically you either get high-end Intel's CPU with Hyperthreading or a lot cheaper FX-8350.


It also depends on cores one of the Intel's core faster than two AMD's core.
Intel has stronger cores and in gaming Hyper-threaded i7 is faster than any AMD processor :) 
If AMD build is a lot cheaper than Intel then yes AMD build is better but if you can get i5 4440 with B85 chipset motherboard it will be better :) 


I guess you're right, but as I said, if I'd decide to go with Intel's CPU I'd have to get an entry level GPU, anyway thank you very much for info :) 
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April 19, 2014 4:54:12 AM

No worries :) 
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April 19, 2014 5:02:45 AM

Go for the ASUS bord above , they have higher quality motherboards.
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