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February 11, 2009 3:35:30 AM

I'm stuck deciding between two motherboards:

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe 790FX/SB750


MSI K9A2 Platinum 790FX/SB600

I realize that the MSI board has a SB600 instead of the newer, fast 750, but it's also about 50 bucks cheaper (not counting any MIRs). I have also considered a 790GX board, but with the potential of me adding a second graphics card in Xfire I mostly ruled that out.

For your reference, the ram, cpu, and gpu I'm getting:

AMD Athlon 64 X2
Sapphire ATI HD4870 1GB
4GB DDR2-800

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a b V Motherboard
February 11, 2009 8:55:21 AM

ASUS, Gigabyte, ECS, Foxconn, Zotac>MSI (remember: MSI is gonna die)(and it takes lots of stuff with it too)
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February 11, 2009 1:35:39 PM

The M4A79 is definitely a nice board as well, although I'm a bit concerned about the placement of those three SATA ports if I crossfire (which is really the main reason to go with a FX board over a GX that I've seen).

Any reasons for choosing one board over the other? I'm open to peoples opinions on why to choose one over the other...

a c 220 V Motherboard
February 11, 2009 2:01:30 PM

I too would choose any mobo over MSI (for quality), although I wouldn't buy a VIA chipset board from anyone (for performance).
February 12, 2009 1:30:57 AM

^Does ASrock have a good reputation when it comes to motherboards? I was looking at that exact one and I'm just trying to find out as much as I can.