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Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3

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April 9, 2009 6:42:34 AM

Hi,

Which would you guys recommend out of the:
ECS 8200A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ECS 780GM-A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N...

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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April 9, 2009 8:21:44 AM

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.
April 9, 2009 9:20:11 AM

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/Product...

http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/mainboard/amd-770-790-chi...
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April 9, 2009 10:48:06 AM

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/Product...

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


Hey Man,

Thanks for the links but which of the three would you recommend? I'm not very clued up on motherboards...
April 9, 2009 12:04:40 PM

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/ecs_a780gma_v1/...
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
April 9, 2009 12:18:02 PM

Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 Deactivated Item

did you mean this GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3
April 9, 2009 10:07:07 PM

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
April 10, 2009 3:24:36 AM

oh great thought you were buying from the egg
April 10, 2009 3:47:08 AM

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!!
April 10, 2009 1:06:14 PM

not bad good luck 4830 is a nice vid card if you can get one
April 10, 2009 1:23:25 PM

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
April 10, 2009 10:42:05 PM

Sweet, I'm looking forward to all of this arriving!
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