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GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P vs ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer

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June 19, 2014 9:00:02 AM

Hello guys, I'm going to build a new PC and have some problems with the choice of MB.
I was wondering is ASROCK fatal1ty worth it the extra $.
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June 19, 2014 9:06:55 AM

No contest the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer is a better board , not even close , it's the BEST value on the market.

Yes it's worth the extra.

The Killer also has the better chipset (990).
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June 19, 2014 9:43:04 AM

990fx is better but if you were looking at gigabyte why not there 990fx ud3??
and not saying that asrock is bad seeing I got 2 of them and alls good but the one thing with thr killer boards is that darn quailcom lan . boards with this item never make my to buy list due to it seems too proprietary and I need something that's well supported with most all OS .. so I prefer to stick with realtek or intel lans [opinion] ... but if you are only going to run windows it should not be an issue ,I guess
also the thing about quailcom on things we at work nicknamed them snitch/tateltail units so do I want somebody's device that's known for that on my computer?? [opinion]
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June 19, 2014 10:10:29 AM

I'm usually using external LAN card just for sure(electricity problems). I also want to be able to upgrade to 8 core AMD cpu after a couple years and will I be able to OC 8 core CPU on the ASRock MB?
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June 19, 2014 10:12:07 AM

Yes absolutely.
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June 19, 2014 12:40:02 PM

Now I saw that ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 has a discount in newegg. Is there a big difference between the asus and the asrock board?
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June 19, 2014 12:41:08 PM

The Sabertooth is the best in my opinion , I own 2.
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June 19, 2014 2:28:50 PM

my ''last'' asus was a sabertooth 990fx..
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June 19, 2014 2:55:02 PM

One last question. The ram I was going to use is g.skill sniper 1866 but in the ASRock website in the supported memory list i can see only g.skill 1800/1600. Is this a problem?
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June 19, 2014 3:00:06 PM

I use 1600 in both of my Sabertooth builds , you wouldn't notice a difference.
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June 19, 2014 5:19:58 PM

I owned 3 and and glad there gone of the 3 all the hardware parts striped of of them went right on to there replacement boards and all issues gone , go figure..

1 bad -bad luck --2 bad-damn bad luck-- 3 bad poor quality control , but if you want to learn trouble shooting than I do recommend it [sabertooth ,sunk its teeth in to my bill fold and did not want to let go] ya, asus will be hard pressed to get me back
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