Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3

Hi,

Which would you guys recommend out of the:
ECS 8200A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135085&Tpk=ecs%208200
ECS 780GM-A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135075&Tpk=ecs%20780g
Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16813128081

I'm doing a new build with one of these coupled with the Athlon 7750 Black Edition and either a Radeon HD3850 or HD4670.

Cheers
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  1. I think that the 8200 might be a little better than the 780G based on reviews but I have no idea about the 770. Does anyone know how it rates against these newer boards? So far all I can tell is that the 770 doesn't have integrated graphics but that won't matter to me. Also the GA-MA770-DS3 I am looking at is the revision 1.0 but I don't know what that means.
  2. i have the same board good motherboard the difference is the southbbridge chip revision 1 has the 600 sb chip
    revision 2 has the 700 sb chip is better 750 sb is the best different motherboard amd chipset 780 790
    better for upgrading later to a phenom2 when the motherboard first came out all they had was the 600 sb then amd
    upgraded it to 700 better features and so did gigabyte if you can grab a 780 or 790 chipset mb with the 700 or 750 sb whould be better but agian thats a good motherboard

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2722

    http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/mainboard/amd-770-790-chipsets.html
  3. marco324 said:
    i have the same board good motherboard the difference is the southbbridge chip revision 1 has the 600 sb chip
    revision 2 has the 700 sb chip is better 750 sb is the best different motherboard amd chipset 780 790
    better for upgrading later to a phenom2 when the motherboard first came out all they had was the 600 sb then amd
    upgraded it to 700 better features and so did gigabyte if you can grab a 780 or 790 chipset mb with the 700 or 750 sb whould be better but agian thats a good motherboard

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2722

    http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/mainboard/amd-770-790-chipsets.html


    Hey Man,

    Thanks for the links but which of the three would you recommend? I'm not very clued up on motherboards...
  4. http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/ecs_a780gma_v1/20.htm
    So if you are in need of a decent board for a workstation or general home use at a great price, I would consider the ECS A780GM-A not good

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/gf8200a/20.htm
    ECS GF8200A Review seems ok but im really not a fan of ecs not the best ?

    the gigabyte board is a better board can't go wrong if those are your only chooses i'd pick the

    Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 better overclocking and good stable board i'de get this one out of those 3
    much better quality board
  5. Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 Deactivated Item

    did you mean this GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3
  6. Hi Marco,

    Thanks for all your help. It is the DS3 its on an online auction but its new, we're a bit behind in NZ :)

    Cheers
  7. oh great thought you were buying from the egg
  8. I wish, it'd probably be half the price! Seller got a bit pushy so I have ordered my new computer off the net.
    This is what I'm going with:

    Athlon X2 7750 Black
    Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3
    iCute S901-BB 4G
    Western Digital Caviar SE 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA2

    I'm either going to get a 4670 or 3850 (in an auction)

    Please let me know what you think! But don't burst my bubble by saying it's all rubbish!!
  9. not bad good luck 4830 is a nice vid card if you can get one
  10. amd had some good utilitys you can use with that
    AMDPwrMon power saver mode for cpu and ram
    AMDFusion shuts down services when gaming and restarts them
    AMD OverDrive for o/c
  11. Sweet, I'm looking forward to all of this arriving!
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